NAPWHA is pleased to announce the appointment of Saysana Sirimanotham to the position of Communication and Community Engagement. Saysana brings 20 years of communications and project coordination experience across various sectors – government, community and health services, and NGOs – and most recently in his role as Communication and Marketing Officer at ASHM, where he oversaw much of the campaigns for ASHM resources, conference marketing, education programming, and policy activity. Saysana will project coordinate NAPWHA’s HIV Health Literacy Framework project – a newly ViiV-funded project spanning 3 years which will see the development of national framework/s on health literacy for special and targeted groups. The meaningful engagement and involvement of People Living With HIV underpins the project placing targeted groups at the centre of the co-design of these frameworks aiming to inform and address future targeted health literacy advice, content and messaging on HIV treatment and care.
NAPWHA would also like to announce the exciting appointment of Charlie Tredway to the position of Project Officer – in Social Media and Community Engagement. Charlie is already well-known to the sector: an international HIV advocate originally from New Zealand. He has worked at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation in Community Engagement, Body Positive rolling out the Peer Testing program, a member of the Positive Speakers Bureau, a moderator of TIM and as a facilitator for the Positive Leadership Development Institute. His career highlights have ranged from being named one of HIV plus magazine’s 16 HIV Advocates to watch in 2016, winning Mr Gay New Zealand as the first ever openly HIV+ contestant and working at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam as one of the plenary speakers at the MPact pre-conference as well as working for ICASO and Prevention Access Campaign. Recently he served as the youngest Chairperson of Body Positive NZ. He’s excited to be joining the NAPWHA team drawing on his passion for advocacy in the digital age, and his commitment to meaningful engagement and involvement of People Living With HIV.
NAPWHA welcomes Katy Roy and Dr John Rule to the team (September 2018)