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The team

Cal Volks - Director

Cal Volks is the Director of HAICU at UCT. She is responsible for its strategic direction and the management of activities that include research, communications, training and education. Cal has a background in health promotion and management and an MA from Rhodes. She has worked in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and management for the past 20 years and has been nominated for several awards for her work. She has published on Higher Education and AIDS and has consulted to clients such as Balisa, Dept. of Health, NACOSA, McMillan, The AIDS Legal Network and The Cancer Association of South Africa.

 

Lucina Reddy - Project Officer

Lucina is the Information, Education and Communication Officer at HAICU. This entails coordinating the university's HIV/AIDS campaigns, events and colloquia. Lucina holds a Master of Philosophy in Programme Evaluation from the University of Cape Town. She undertook her BA (Honours) in Psychology at the University Of Natal (Pietermaritzburg). In 2003 she completed her BPSYCH internship at McCords Hospital in Durban towards registration as a Psychology Counsellor (HIV/AIDS). Previously she worked at Childline KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Crisis Line Team. In addition, Lucina has acquired experience in the field of peer education through the Girl Guides Association Of South Africa, where she assisted in the development of training modules for peer educators.

 

Sianne Abrahams - Project Officer

Sianne's role as the HEAIDS, Sexuality and Curriculum Integration Officer at HAICU entails integration of HIV/AIDS education into each Faculty at UCT. Sianne is currently a doctoral candidate from the University of Free State. She holds a MSocSc in Social Policy Management (UCT) and a Management Diploma from the University of Stellenbosch. Prior to joining UCT, Sianne worked in various research and social development consultancies and more recently has managed an NGO which provided a coordinated programmatic response for government, business and civil society who had invested interests in road safety. Accomplishments in the road safety sector were acknowledged by the Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele who awarded a Certificate of Achievement to Sianne during her tenure as the first recipient of the FIA Foundation and Zenani Mandela Scholarship for Road Safety (2011). Sianne utilizes her research, strategy, networking and business development experience at UCT to ensure that each Faculty contributes towards shaping an AIDS and change competent UCT community.

 

Stella Musungu - Project Officer

Stella is the Peer Programme Coordinator at HAICU. She holds a Master of Philosophy in Programme Evaluation from the University of Cape Town. Her position at HAICU entails coordinating the Peer Education Programme on campus and managing training for the peer educators. She also conducts evaluations for HAICU campaigns and projects.