About AHP

Our People

Saul Kornik

"Health for Africa, powered by people"

As the CEO, Saul’s role is to ensure the organisation performs through inspirational leadership and by setting a compelling vision made manifest in storytelling and strategy. This includes enabling AHP to fulfil its purpose by ensuring it is funded to deliver pragmatic solutions. Saul is a strong advocate for leadership through culture – culture being “how we do things around here”. AHP's culture is expressed in the behaviour of the people at AHP, as well as leaders acting as role models who influence these group norms. At AHP the culture has been codified so that the organisation can fulfil its mission to plan for, find and keep the workforce to deliver health for all. 

Donna Bawden-Peter
Managing Director

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little" Edmund Burke

Donna is AHP’s Managing Director. As the MD, Donna’s role is to ensure that the organisation performs through inspirational leadership and by setting a compelling vision made manifest in storytelling and strategy. This includes enabling AHP to fulfil its purpose by ensuring it is funded to deliver pragmatic solutions. Donna has worked with civil society and the private sector in southern Africa in organisational strategic planning and strengthening. Before joining AHP, Donna was the CEO of ALAFA in Lesotho, a public-private partnership between industry, government and international brands to provide healthcare in the country’s textile and apparel industry. Donna holds a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Louise Chennells
Chief Operations Officer

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”

Louise is AHP’s Chief Operations Officer. She ensures organisational sustainability by defining and managing operational infrastructure, including people, systems and finance architecture. Louise also ensures appropriate architecture is in place to enable strategy implementation. She has extensive experience in international investment banking, financial planning, strategy, forecasting, off-shoring, designing and implementing systems. She has worked with the most senior stakeholders across divisions and geographic areas, providing analytical insight into their business and offering management support to plan and align their vision with the wider organisation. 

Sangiwe Moyo
Chief Innovation Officer

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"

Sangiwe is AHP's Chief Innovation Officer. He manages the stakeholder relationships that enable the organisation to operationalise its purpose and to ensure that any contractual obligations that are committed to by AHP are well thought through, innovatively planned and managed. Sangiwe has an Honours degree in Nursing Science, a Master's degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Healthcare Management. Before joining AHP, Sangiwe worked as a Project Manager at Wits RHI.

Stacey Ann Pillay
Recruitment Manager

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"

Stacey is AHP's Recruitment Manager. She effectively manages the recruitment team to recruit healthcare workers to meet the contractual obligations made to partners. AHP currently recruits both local and foreign-qualified healthcare workers for the public sector focusing on rural and underserved areas. 

Patience Mahachi
Financial Manager

“In the presence of greatness , pettiness disappears. In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails” – Peter M Senge

Patience is AHP's Financial Manager. She manages the financial team, systems and processes to ensure financial information and practices are timeous, compliant and accurate. Patience has seven years' experience as a Finance Manager at Development Alternatives Incorporated, a USAID-funded organisation working across Africa. Patience has more than 14 years' experience in finance and has an ACCA qualification. She is currently completing her Master's in Business Leadership. 

Kedumetse Mvula
Retention Manager

"Strive to achieve your goals with passion, hunger and drive"

Kedumetse manages the Retention Programme to positively affect retention of healthcare workers to meet contractual obligations made to partners. Kedumetse has worked in the private, public and NGO health sectors and has a background in radiography, the management of TB and HIV programmes, and the implementation of health systems. Prior to working at AHP, she was an Operations Systems Manager at Ndlovu Care Group.

Tendai Munyoro
Project Financial Accountant

"Consistency is the only currency that matters"

Tendai joins AHP as a Project Financial Accountant. He ensures that AHP funding partner income is managed and accounted for in alignment with funding partner requirements through effective monitoring of project financial accounting functions. Tendai comes to AHP with 10 years experience, extensively covering financial processes and reporting. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a BSC Honours in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes in the UK.

Stacey Partridge
Recruitment Coordinator

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill

Stacey is a Recruitment Coordinator. She manages the submission of compliant documentation to ensure successful processing of applications by regulatory bodies. Stacey has an Honours degree specialising in Organisational Psychology. 

Tracey Hudson
Recruitment Officer

"Carpe Diem"

Tracey is a Recruitment Officer at AHP. She recruits healthcare workers to meet the contractual obligations made to AHP's partners. Tracey needs very little introduction, as a founder of the fore-runner to AHP, an ex-manager within AHP and a very well-known personality in rural Human Resources for Health.

Camilla Potts
Execution Strategist

“If you do work that you love, and the work fulfils you , the rest will come “ - Oprah Winfrey

Camilla Potts joins us as an Execution Strategist. She defines innovative pragmatic solutions to customer needs by synthesising inputs from all relevant internal and external stakeholders into a plan. She also project manages delivery of the solution in alignment to the plan. Camilla holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Organisational Psychology and Business Management. 

Mandla Masiza
Recruitment Support Team Leader

"My passion is to serve. To serve God, my Family and Community"

Mandla is a Recruitment Support Team Leader at AHP. He effectively oversees activities of Recruitment Coordinators to support the meeting of contractual recruitment obligations. Mandla studied Marketing at the Border Technikon. Before joining AHP Mandla launched a recruitment office for rural students wanting to study medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Busi Masombuka
Recruitment Coordinator - Foreign Workforce Management Programme (FWMP)

"You must remain focused on your journey to greatness"

Busi is a Recruitment Coordinator at AHP. She works at Foreign Workforce Management at the Department of Health. She manages the submission of compliant documentation to ensure successful processing of applications by regulatory bodies. She recieved her certificate in HR Management from College Campus, and is currently busy with her national diploma in Tourism Management. 

Katja Janicke
Executive Team Assistant

“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it” – Albert Einstein

Katja is the Executive Team Assistant. She provides general administrative and project support to the Recruitment Team. Before joining AHP, Katja worked as a Programme Manager Food and Trees for Africa. She has a BA Honours degree specialising in Organisational Psychology and has completed a postgraduate diploma in Management at Wits University. 

Esther Dlamini
EU Liaison

"Always make the decision to do that which benefits others, that way you're bound to help someone out along the way"

Esther is our EU Liaison. She tells the AHP story to attract healthcare workers to South Africa’s public healthcare sector. When asked about her work, Esther said: "I love rural areas, people there still know what it means to live life regardless of what you have. Rural communities are often neglected and yet they have so much to offer, even with the very little they have."