CIVICUS Staff

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Amy Taylor
Chief Networks Officer

Claire Nylander
Chief Operating Officer

Lysa John Berna
Secretary General

Mandeep Tiwana
Chief Programmes Officer

Direct Reports to SLT

John Mang'ana
Governance, Risk and Compliance Coordinator

Andrew Firmin
Editor-in-Chief

Ines Pousadela
Senior Research Specialist

Isabel Rosales
Central America Civic Space Project Coordinator

Aisha Mugo
Research Intern

Ana Paula Garcia
Multilingual Comms Intern

Basma Elmahdi
Reseacher

Karen Botha
Operations Coordinator

Human Resources

Adele Manuel
Head of People

Shanna Beaton
HR Generalist

Lungile Nkuna
HR Administrator

Molehadi Masilela
HR Intern

Finance & Facilities (FIN)

Lindiwe Moyo
Finance Manager

Dawn Maphosa
Senior Assistant Accountant

Adam Sondlo
Finance and Grants Officer

Carly May
Finance Manager, US

Sinqobile Dube
Assistant Accountan

Murendeni Magara
Creditors Clerk

Sylvia Zikalala
Junior Finance Clerk

Operations & IT

Peter Morison
Operations Manager

Precious Dube
Travel Liaison & Finance Admin

Marumo Molepo
Travel Liaison & Finance Admin

Margareth Simelane
Facilities Assistant

Michael Kwenaite
Senior IT Officer

Amanda Moloto
IT Officer

Membership & Networks (MNET)

Carolina Vega Rivas
Membership Engagement Specialist

Dahmata Koffi
AGNA Network Engagement Officer

Tarryn Booysen
Database Development Officer

Elisa Novoa
Youth Engagement Coordinator

Enhle Khumalo
Youth Programme Officer

Ifunanya Uyanwune
Membership Engagement Officer

Tais Siqueira
Civil Society Resourcing Officer

Oriana Castillo
Membership Community Building Officer

Leonardo Parraga
Youth Digital Engagement Officer

Communications (COMM)

Deborah Walter
Communications Lead

Lerato Pagiwa
Communications Officer: Social Media

Kgalalelo Gaebee
Communications Officer: Digital

Lerato Mofokeng
ICSW Digital Platform Officer

Silvia Puerto Aboy
Multilingual Communications Officer

Matthew Reading-Smith
Communications Coordinator

Tanya Lupuwana
Digital Comms Intern

Nombulelo Mini Matsio
Communications Intern

Advocacy & Campaigns (ADC)

David Kode
Advocacy & Campaign Lead

Michaela Mhlanga
Crisis Response Fund Administrator

Paul Mulindwa
Advocacy & Campaigns Officer

Mawethu Nkolomba
Advocacy & Campaigns Officer

Tor Hodenfield
UN Advisor & VUKA Secretariat Coordinator

Emna Sayadi
VUKA Advocacy & Network Engagement Officer

Cornelius Hanung
Advocacy & Campaigns Officer

Gayane Martirosyan
Advocacy & Campaigns Officer and CRF Coordinator

Geneva Office (GVA)

Susan Wilding
Head of Geneva Office

Lisa Majumdar
Advocacy & Networks Officer GVA

Stephanie Louvier
Office Administrator

Nicola Paccamiccio
Geneva Advocacy and Networks Officer

SSA Consortium

Catherine Nakitende
Finance and Compliance Lead

Shupikai Gwabuya
Networks Project Officer

Patrick Dowan
Impact & Accountability Project Officer

Civic Space Research (CSR)

Marianna Belalba
Civic Space Research Lead

Debora Gouveia
Civic Space Research Officer

Ine Van Severen
Civic Space Researcher & EENA Coordinator

Sylvia Mbataru
Civic Space Research Officer

Josef Benedict
Civic Space Research Officer

Julieta Zurbrigg
Civic Space Research Advisor

Aarti Narsee
Civic Space Research Officer

Civil Society Resourcing

Clara Bosco
Snr Advisor Civil Society Resourcing

Yessenia Soto
Community Engagement Officer

Capacity Development (CDEV)

Anna Avagyan
Capacity Development Lead

Patricia Deniz Alonso
Senior Research & Development Officer

Impact & Accountability (I&A)

Tamryn-Lee Fourie
Impact & Accountability Lead

Hannah Wheatley
Data Specialist

Faith Pienaar
Impact & Accountability Officer

Resilient Roots (RR)

Jack Cornforth
Programme Coordinator: Data for Accountability

Innovation for Change (IFC)

Mouna Ben Garga
Innovation for Change Lead

Safia Khan
Communications Officer

Luisa Romero
Innovation Officer

Andrea Guardo
Programme Quality & Innovation Specialist

Iverly Viar
Freedom of Assembly Programme Officer