Team PATA Staff

Luann Hatane
Luann HataneExecutive Director

Luann Hatane is Executive Director at PATA. Luann is a social worker by training and an experienced project manager in the HIV and development sector. She started working in HIV as a clinic manager to the Triangle Project over two decades ago and later headed up the National AIDS Convention of South Africa (NACOSA), as well as coordinating HIV programming at CARE South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Luann has provided technical assistance to various development sector projects over the years in Southern and Eastern Africa. In addition to a degree in social work, she holds an MPhil in development studies.

Luann is committed to working with health providers and communities to develop responsive programmes for adolescents and young people, with a focus on strengthening service delivery models that are youth-centred and stigma free. She is an active member on the Adolescent Treatment Coalition and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and has contributed to several papers and tools focusing on peer support and clinic-community collaboration. She most enjoys facilitating linking and learning PATA Forums for those on the frontline of service delivery.

Yvette Fleming
Yvette FlemingDirector of Partnership and Programmes

Yvette Fleming is the Director of Partnership and Programmes. She is a results-driven senior manager, a conceptual and strategic thinker, an organisational advisor with public health expertise as well as a community and health systems strengthening expert, (women’s, youth and children) rights expert, lobbyist and advocate for change. She spearheaded STOP AIDS NOW! and Aidsfonds´ teams responsible for innovative partnerships as well as programmes on women, youth and children. Yvette also developed the MaxART programme for better health and zero new HIV infections in Eswatini and was co-investigator of the MaxART Early Access to ART for All study.

Yvette is passionate about empowerment and leadership development from the ground (health providers, community organisations and youth) and supporting them to have a platform at national, regional and international levels to speak out. She works to ensure that all PATA partnerships and programmes are underpinned by the same principles, with the aim to link health facilities, frontline health providers and the community, in order to find and reach children and youth in need who would otherwise not access services.

Thandi Moyo
Thandi MoyoHead of Finance and Operations

Thandi Moyo joined PATA as the Head of Finance and Operations in October 2020.  After leaving the auditing and accounting world at EY, Thandi worked for several years for Save the Children UK as a Deputy Country Director. Save the Children is one of the largest relief organisations in the world and their work focuses on orphans and vulnerable people.

Thandi then joined Leap Science and Maths Schools initially as their Finance Manager but was soon promoted to their Business Manager, a role which saw her co-ordinating the finance, administration and operations of a network of six schools across the townships in South Africa.

Thandi is very actively involved at Bishops where her two sons are in Grade 10 and Grade 6. She has been a member of the Bishops School Council for the past 5 years and currently serving her second term in that capacity.

Thandi is a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and holds a Master of Business Leadership (MBL).

Her hobbies and pastimes include reading and wogging (walk/jogging). These days you are likely to see her pounding the pavements as she aims to run her first Two Oceans half marathon next year (2021).

Agnes Ronan
Agnes RonanHead of Programmes

Agnes Ronan brings more than 13 years of public health experience, specializing in maternal, child and adolescent health. Agnes has recently re-joined as Head of Programmes and Knowledge. Agnes was previously Technical Advisor for Adolescent Health at mothers2mothers, leading programme design and implementation for the Adolescent Health portfolio.

She also held project management positions at the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine; and Department of Adolescent Health where she managed clinical trials as well as observational studies in reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health.

Prior to that, she worked at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, focusing on various clinical trials as well as observational HIV prevention studies for adolescents. Agnes is a nurse by training and has worked in research at St Georges Hospital and Kings College, London. She also holds an MBA from the University of Reading, UK and an MPH from the University of Cape Town.

Agnes is passionate about programming for children and adolescent health that applies sustainable interventions, empowering communities by promoting home-grown solutions and ensuring that service delivery is embedded within the communities being served.

Glynis Gossman
Glynis GossmanOperations Manager

Glynis is a member of the PATA senior management team and has been an integral part of PATA since 2011. As Operations Manager, she oversees all logistics, office and human resource aspects of the organisation. Glynis has completed various courses whilst working at PATA which includes Human Resource Management and NPO leadership and strategy development. With a background in tourism, Glynis started her professional career working in Europe in 1997. She continued working at various tour operators in South Africa and gained extensive experience within the travel industry before joining PATA.

Lynn Phillips
Lynn PhillipsMonitoring, Evaluation & Research Manager

Lynn joined PATA in July 2018 as the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Manager. She is an evaluation and research specialist with 8 years of experience in the NGO and Public Sector. Prior to joining PATA she worked at the Department of Social Development as a Social Researcher and the Assistant Director for Monitoring and Reporting. Lynn has also worked for various NGOs such as mothers2mothers, NACOSA, Marie Stopes South Africa, and the Black Sash Trust. She is also experienced in providing consulting services and has worked as a freelance consultant; conducting research and evaluations for Mosaic, the Children’s Radio Foundation, Marie Stopes South Africa and Faranani Facilitation Services.

She is adept in M&E framework and indicator development, developing M&E and data collection tools, implementing and facilitating programme evaluations, quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis, and report writing.

Her research areas of interest include HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence. Lynn holds a BSocSc degree in Psychology & Gender Studies (UCT), an Honours degree in Psychology (Stellenbosch University) and a Masters degree in Programme Evaluation (UCT).

Heleen Soeters
Heleen SoetersProgrammes Manager

Heleen has been working in the field of paediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS since 2012. She has two MSc degrees in Neuroscience, and Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Science, specialising in International Public Health, from the University of Amsterdam and VU University in the Netherlands respectively.  Since 2016 she been focusing on the youth space, working with national and regional A/YPLHIV networks in sub-Saharan Africa in Peers2Zero (P2Z).

Linda Ndlovu
Linda NdlovuC3 Project Officer

Linda joined Team PATA as a Project consultant for the DSD Project in March 2018. She later became a member of PATA staff and currently the C3 Support Officer. Linda has worked at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and University of the Western Cape (UWC), and she has research experience in HIV research in Maternal & Child health, and Health Systems strengthening. She is a Wits University alumni, completing her Masters in Public Health (MPH) at UCT.

Linda views her work as an opportunity to contribute skills, abilities and personality to providing solutions to the problems of the world. This makes her job that much more purposeful.

Chiedza Makoni
Chiedza MakoniFinance Officer

Schooled at the University of Zimbabwe majoring in accounting, Chiedza began her first job as an internal auditor for Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO). She later worked at The Women’s Trust during the Simuka Zimbabwe campaign.  Before joining PATA, she worked for The Caring Network and  JASS Southern Africa.

Chiedza has committed herself to the fight for human rights to address the injustices against children and women she sees all around her. During her free time, she likes to cook with her daughters and go beach walking in Cape Town.

Isobella Chimatira
Isobella ChimatiraMonitoring and Evaluation Officer

Isobella Marlyn Chimatira joined PATA as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in September 2020. Isobella is a Statistician and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist by profession.  She has more than 10 years’ M&E experience in the social and health sectors, with a bias towards HIV prevention and treatment, and HIV/Gender-based Violence and other social care services. She has worked for MOSAIC a Western Cape Based NGO as a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and Namibia Planned Parenthood Association in Namibia as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Isobella has also provided Monitoring and Evaluation consultancy services for Creative Consultancy and Development Works and CESVI in Cape Town South Africa. In addition to her extensive M&E experience, Isobella is a trained credit analyst, who worked for National Merchant Bank (NMB) bank in Zimbabwe.

She holds an MSc Degree in Statistics (Univ. of KwaZulu Natal); BSc Degree in Statistics and Mathematics (Univ. of Zimbabwe); Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes (Univ. of Pretoria), Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods (Univ. of Stellenbosch), Certificate in Fundamentals of Epidemiology (University of London “London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine”) , and Health Management Certificate from Foundation for Professional Development (FPD).  She is currently studying towards her PhD in Statistics at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Isobella is now looking at making a significant contribution in Monitoring, Evaluating, Learning and Research programmes/projects at PATA and in Africa.

Margail Brown
Margail BrownFinance and Grants Support Officer

Margail joined PATA in 2013 as Administrative Officer and has enthusiastically taken on increased responsibility over the years, resulting in her promotion to Senior Administrator in early 2015. In August 2016, Margail was promoted to Finance and Grants Support Officer which oversees the coordination of PATA affiliated health facilities and PATA Technical Advisory Memorandum of Understandings and the coordination of multi-dollar sub-grants and financial administration.

Margail holds a National Framework Qualification in Office Administration from the College of Cape Town and has completed various courses whilst working at PATA, including Early Childhood Development (ECD) Foundation Phase through the Department of Basic Education, South Africa and Financial Management through the University of Cape Town. She is currently working towards obtaining a National Framework Qualification in Bookkeeping through the South African College of Business.

Dr Daniella Mark
Dr Daniella MarkSenior Technical Advisor

Dr Daniella Mark is the Senior Technical Advisor at PATA and co-chairs the Child Survival Working Group, the global coalition that coordinates guidance to countries on paediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment by UN agencies, the World Health Organisation and others. Daniella is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town where she received Bachelor, Honors, Masters and PhD degree in Psychology. Dr Mark is a board member of ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Children Fund, a UK funding agency which provides £50 million in aid to the sector. Daniella has contributed to global policy and was a member of the World Health Organisation Operational Guideline Development Group (GDG) for the latest consolidated guidelines.

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