Members of Team PATA contribute to delivering on the mission and vision of the organisation through a culture of transparency, accountability, trust, and mutual respect. They use their competence and skills in the consistent, orderly ownership of tasks through to the delivery thereof, and PATA invests in their growth as individuals and team members.

As a small team, they leverage success through collaboration with funders, partners and stakeholders, whose satisfaction and shared success is paramount.

The Team PATA structure includes a core executive, programming and operations team, primarily located in Cape Town, South Africa, who are supported by Country Representatives and Technical Advisors located throughout the region, facilitating in-country representation, technical support, training and local programme implementation.

Team PATA Board

Gayle Northrop

President, Northrop Nonprofit Consulting
Faculty, UCLA Anderson School of Management, USA

Dr Shaffiq Essajee

Senior Advisor, HIV Section, UNICEF Programme Division, USA

Dr Patrick Oyaro

Chief Executive Officer of Health
Innovations, Kenya

Yumna Gamieldien

Finance Director, TB/HIV Care Association,
South Africa

Dr Nandita Sugandhi

Product Introduction Coordinator, OPTIMIZE at ICAP, Columbia University, USA

Sharifah Nalugo

JCRC, Uganda

Youth Advisory Panel

Phakamani Moyo

United Bulawayo Hospital,

Ange Fouakeng Mereille

Chantal Biya Foundation,

Sharifah Nalugo

JCRC, Uganda

Grace Ngulube

Zalewa Clinic, Malawi

Ariel Nyamba

Khalembelembe Clinic, DRC

Moses Rutatina

Baylor, Uganda

Technical Advisory Panel

Dr Elvin Geng


Dr Mo Archary

South Africa

Dr Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha


Professor Lucie Cluver

South Africa/United Kingdom

Dr Nandita Sugandhi


Team PATA Staff


Luann Hatane

Executive Director


Thandi Moyo

Head of Finance and Operations


Agnes Ronan

Head of Programmes and Knowledge


Dr Puri González Díaz

PATA Country Representative-Mozambique