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NAPWHA welcomes Katy Roy and Dr John Rule to the team

Katy Roy and Dr John Rule

NAPWHA is pleased to announce the appointment of Katy Roy to the position of National Policy Manager. Katy brings 16 years’ experience in the HIV sector across NGOs and health services — most recently as the HIV Program Manager at ASHM. Katy will lead on NAPWHA’s strategic policy and advocacy work; strengthen PLHIV engagement in policy development; and enhance communication with NAPWHA’s networks, member organisations and external partners.

NAPWHA would also like to announce the appointment of Dr John Rule to the position of Senior Research Manager. Dr Rule brings nearly 20 years’ experience in the HIV sector and an extensive range of academic research achievements to NAPWHA. John will lead on NAPWHA’s community research projects; support PLHIV community participation in research; and improve research collaboration and coordination between NAPWHA and its member organisations.

NAPWHA welcomes Saysana Sirimanotham and Charlie Tredway to the team

Saysana Sirimanotham and Charlie Tredway

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.

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NAPWHA welcomes Daniel Reeders and return of Adrian Ogier to the team

NAPWHA would like to announce the exciting appointment of Daniel Reeders to the position of Project Officer – Education Resources.

Daniel is an experienced communicator with a strong interest in peer-based and community-led health promotion. He began working in the Australian HIV response in 2004 and joined Living Positive Victoria in 2006. Daniel has worked primarily with communities including gay, bisexual, and queer people, sexually adventurous MSM, and international students, skilled migrants and humanitarian entrants of all sexualities, on issues including blood-borne viruses, sexual and reproductive health, sexual consent and cancer prevention.

In 2014-15 Daniel was the project officer for the What Works and Why (W3) project led by Associate Professor Graham Brown at the Australian Research Centre in Sexual Health and Society, which used innovative methods to articulate the unique contribution of peer organisations and practices in prevention and health promotion. He is working on PhD research looking at emerging movements working to re-shape established responses to health issues including drug law reform and U=U. In his spare time Daniel bakes cakes and tries very hard not to eat them all himself.

This announcement also comes with the exciting return of Adrian Ogier to the organisation as Deputy Director since March 2020.

Adrian was the former NAPWHA Manager Media and Health Promotion (2013 – 2014) overseeing a range of functions ranging from media, PR, and campaign planning, ranging from the Start the Conversation: The Wait is Over treatment awareness campaign (2012) to the Good Quality of Life campaign (2016). His health copy writing has been employed in a wide range of NAPWHA resources, and included the recent HIV Treatment Factsheets and Australian HIV Peer Support Standards, which he worked on as a consultant to NAPWHA prior to the appointment.

Additionally, he was the NAPWHA Senior Project Officer / Editor / Health, Treatments and Research Project Officer (2008 – 2013) where he formed part of the editorial team producing the former iteration of Positive Living Magazine; and reporting latest treatment news from conferences and clinical meetings.

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