Our Staff

David Johnson

Chief Executive

David joined us in 2015, after eight years working in South Africa, where he brought together NGOs specialising in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and environmental conservation. He is the co-chair of the Biodiversity & Family Planning Task Force of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He is also a member of IUCN’s Climate Crisis Commission, Commission on Environmental, Economic & Social Policy and Species Survival Commission. David is a qualified Game Ranger, has advised the Endangered Wildlife Trust on integrating reproductive health actions within conservation programmes, and is a former solicitor who has practised law in England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and South Africa. In 2021, in recognition of his work for the Trust, he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Rosemary Massouras

Director of Training

Rosemary joined us in June 2002 bringing with her a wide experience from a number of different roles including advertising, recruitment and running a giftware manufacturing company. Rosemary’s leadership and health experience predates commencing work with us, as she has a background managing care-homes. Rosemary has responsibility for all our UK SRH training operations, the bulk of our UK partnerships and many of our internal processes.

Carina Hirsch

Head of Advocacy & Policy

Carina has been committed to improving the status of women and girls for over 10 years within UN agencies, international NGOs and with us since joining in 2015. She has field experience implementing projects to improve the lives of rural women in Niger, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and India. She advocates on the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and family planning in particular, not only to improve the health, well-being and lives of women and girls, but also as part of climate and biodiversity policy. She is the co-chair of the Biodiversity & Family Planning Task Force of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic & Social Policy and a Steering Committee Member of the UK SRHR Network.

Jessica Pavlos

Head of Development

Jessica has worked with academics, practitioners, and stakeholders to secure income for high-impact research activities since 2010. She joined us in 2023 from SOAS University of London, where she led the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development team in increasing and diversifying funding for collaborative projects in the Global South across international development priorities including migration, poverty, education, sustainable finance, climate action, and health. At the Trust she works with a range of donors to raise funds for project implementation, evaluation, and advocacy.

Kathryn Lloyd

Senior Manager: Programmes

Kathryn has worked for over 15 years in the charity sector in the UK, Ethiopia and Uganda. She has particular experience in sexual and reproductive health, women’s empowerment, and developing cross-sectoral human healthcare and environmental conservation projects. She leads our work in Uganda, expanding the reach and impact of our integrated human and ecosystem health projects and our USHAPE family planning training programme. Kathryn is passionate about human and ecosystem health, the interconnections between the two, and has expertise in building diverse partnerships to work at this critical development intersection. She is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Biodiversity & Family Planning Task Force and the IUCN Species Survival Commission - Crane Specialist Group.

Kate Costello

Head of Operations

Kate joined us in 2022. She has lead responsibility for the development and management of the operations, human resources and governance of the Trust. Kate brings over 15 years experience in operational management from across the charity and education sectors. She has a broad spectrum of expertise in areas including human resources, governance, finance and resource management - most recently in senior operational roles at The Royal College of Art (Research and Innovation directorate) and English National Ballet School.

Uwimbabazi Sarah

Uganda Manager

Sarah joined us in April 2020 as our USHAPE Manager based in south-west Uganda, supporting the hospitals implementing our USHAPE family planning training programme. With 15 years’ nursing experience, she is a skilled and passionate family planning trainer, holding both a Bachelor of Nursing Science and the Ugandan National Family Planning Trainer qualification. Prior to joining us, Sarah worked as the Head of Family Planning and as the USHAPE Coordinator at Bwindi Community Hospital, where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the USHAPE programme. Sarah has also supported numerous projects in south-west Uganda improving family planning services and outreach, including with Marie Stopes Uganda, the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, FHI360, and the Uganda Health Marketing Group.

Nataliya Cuttell

Financial and Office Manager

Nataliya joined us in 2019 and brings over 10 years of experience from working as a Finance Manager in several growing global health NGOs including Medical Aid Films and the Global Health Film Initiative. Additionally, Nataliya has over 25 years’ international experience from the commercial sector. She is a life member of RHS and also supports other charities promoting recycling, human and animal well-being, preservation of old crafts and skills for future generations. Nataliya is also our company secretary.

Dr Clare Goodhart

USHAPE Clinical Lead

Dr Clare Goodhart MBChB, DCH, FRCGP, DFSRH is a GP with over 30 years’ experience and with particular expertise in sexual and reproductive health service provision and training. She is a Training Programme Director for Family Medicine and a Faculty of SRH Trainer as well as an honorary senior clinical tutor at Cambridge University. Dr Goodhart has been involved with developing “whole institution” sexual and reproductive health training in Uganda since 2013, and since that time has built relationships with a number of healthcare facilities and other Uganda institutions.

Dr Chelsea Morroni

Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant

Chelsea Morroni has lived and worked in southern Africa for nearly 20 years. She directs the Botswana Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative, is a medical advisor to the Botswana Family Welfare Organisation and is a special advisor to the Botswana Ministry of Health Family Planning Programme. Chelsea has a BA in social anthropology from Harvard University, an MPH and medical degree from the University of Cape Town, an MPhil and PhD in epidemiology from Columbia University, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare from the UK Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Chelsea supports our programmatic work in Uganda and South Africa.

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