Our staff are a wonderfully diverse group of people from different walks of life, living with HIV, affected by HIV, or identifying with certain key populations. They come from all over the world, each bringing their own life experiences, skills and expertise to the team. One purpose unites them – they are all committed to keeping people living with HIV at the centre of the response.
Rico Gustav (Executive Director)
From his own experiences of drug use, living with HIV and work as a peer counsellor in Indonesia, Rico has become a passionate human rights and health activist. He has worked with organisations from the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+) to UNAIDS and International Civil Society Support (ICSS). After a long association with GNP+, Rico became Executive Director in January 2019. He is also Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS and Chair of the Strategy Committee of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Georgina Caswell (Head of Programmes)
Saima Jiwan (Programme Manager)
Pim Looze (PLHIV Stigma Index Officer)
Bruna Martinez (Global Fund Communities Delegation Focal Point)
Cedric Nininahazwe (Y+ Programme Manager)
Consolata Opiyo (Project Assistant)
Ramatoulie Jallow-Ouedraogo (Stigma Index Parental Cover)
Annah Sango (PLHIV Stigma Index Advocacy Officer)
Fatou Sy (PLHIV Stigma Index Research Officer)
Omar Syarif (Programme Manager)
Sasha Volgina (Programme Manager)
Wim Vandevelde (UNITAID Communities Liaison Officer)
Thara Wielaart (Programmes Assistant)
Organisational administration and support services
Jiska Janse (Executive Assistant and Office Manager)
Herieth Mduma (Finance Officer)
Yashaswini Prasad (Governance Advisor)
Jordan Stevenson (Human Resources Manager)
Lesego Tlhwale (Communications Officer)
Dymfke Van Lanen (Financial Controller)
Some staff work remotely, but most are based in our offices in Amsterdam and Cape Town. You can reach out and contact them via email. All their email addresses follow the same pattern –initial of first name, followed by last name and @gnpplus.net.