Meet the Team! Johannesburg Office

CATHCA is run from our offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg. If you would like to contact any of the team, please email:

Director: Yvonne Morgan on director@cathca.co.za

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Director since 2008, responsible for strategic planning, fundraising and overall management of CATHCA. Interested in governance and organisational  planning, monitoring and evaluation for small non-profits. I find working at CATHCA  brings me into contact with many wonderful and unsung ‘heros’ and ‘heroines’ in community health, which makes it a very rewarding job

 

 

 

Finance: Lydia on finance@cathca.co.za

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Joined CATHCA in November 2013 as a Finance Manager. Attended Machabeng International High School in Maseru Lesotho. Left Lesotho for the United States at the age of 18 to study .  Holds a B.S. degree in Finance and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern University of New Hampshire, Manchester. United States. During my last year at Varsity, I was fortunate  to be accepted for an internship at the United nations, in New York working in the finance and administration department.  While at the United nations,  met my husband who is in the diplomatic Corps. Baraka and I have  4 children.

My  career has been very fruitful and rewarding. Worked for  Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase and Fleet Boston Financial which later merged with Bank of America.  Held many exciting and challenging positions within the financial world.

 

Training and Development: Elsa training@cathca.co.za

elsaElsa’s experience includes working in the HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence and community health sectors, she possess an Honours Degree in Resources Management and  is an accredited facilitator who has specialised in extensive community capacity-building activities.

She is furthering her studies in the field of Psychology.

 

 

Administration: Jane Sutherland –Dadds on administrator@cathca.co.za

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I joined CATHCA in July 2016 as the Administrator, working with a great team of people, but still have much to learn. Before joining CATHCA I spent 9 years as a Human Resources Manager at the petrochemical giant, Sasol Oil.

What I’m doing now couldn’t be more different, but I’m enjoying it!

 

 

Monitering and Evaluation: Tinashe on monitoring@cathca.co.za

 

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Tinashe Mandikonza is a Project Assistant manager who has been with CATHCA for two years and specialised in database administration at tertiary level. Her key expertise in the training unit are developing and maintaining the training databases for each of the trainings currently running, which are Maternal and Child Care, Psycho-social Support for Orphaned and Vulnerable children, HIV/Aids awareness Counselling and Testing, TB Dots Support and leadership trainings. She is responsible for data collation per each training, communicating with projects’ stakeholders and helping them to link with DOH, DOE, SASSA, DSD, social workers and each province’s SAPPs or local municipality leaders so that there is an improved communication network. She makes sure that POEs for each training are compiled and are ready for verification by HWSETA, our training accreditation board. Tinashe also populates the community dialogues prior to implementation and does report writing for all the trainings that will be taking place all year round

 

Project Manager: Bonginkosi Mthembu on project@cathca.co.za

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Bonginkosi Mthembu recently joined CATHCA as a Project Manager, originally he is from the East of Johannesburg in Duduza. But he was staying Bloemfontein working as a Provincial Manager for Treatment Action Campaign. He has held different roles in TAC, such as Provincial Prevention and Treatment Literacy Coordinator, Provincial Organizer, Provincial Capacity Building Officer, and the National Skills Development and Capacity Building Officer. He holds a Certificate in Access to Medicine and Intellectual property Rights. He has managed lots of projects in his previous job. He has worked for TAC for over 10 years. “CATHCA is where you will find faith based healing and spiritual guidance

 

Archives: Loek Goemans on archives@cathca.co.za

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I began work as Administrator at CATHCA in March 2000. In 2011 I semi-retired and have worked reduced hours working on the CATHCA archives and various projects that are not on other staff members’ schedules. I have enjoyed working at CATHCA and have grown with the organisation. I am about to retire a second time.

Prior to my 15 years at CATHCA I worked in the Archdiocese of Durban as the Justice and Peace coordinator from 1978 to 1993. It was a great privilege to work with Archbishop Hurley, one of the unsung heroes and saints of South Africa.

 

 

Communications: Elvira Rohrbeck on communications@cathca.co.za

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I am born and bred in Joburg, with a little international living experience! I have a hospitality background and enjoy communicating with people (I’ve been told I speak too much!) I joined CATHCA at the end of 2014 to assist with communications. I hope you enjoy our new website, Facebook page, twitter and quarterly newsletters!

 

 

Pastoral Care: Melese Tumato Shula on pastoral@cathca.co.za

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I am originally from the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. I received philosophical and theological formation in Ethiopia, Italy and Peru for the priestly ministry but after a due reflection and discernment I decided to pursue other style of life. I hold Master’s degree from St. Augustine college of South Africa in educational leadership and management. I am a registered member of SAAP (the Southern African Association for Pastoral work). Currently I am a pastoral care officer at CATHCA (Catholic Health care Association) in Johannesburg – South Africa.

 

Admin Assistant: Kgomotso Pitso on administrator@cathca.co.za

 

Kgomotso Pitso has great administrative experience; she worked at Catholic Relief Services for several years as an administrator, and also worked for an IT NGO. Kgomotso is married with grown-up children

 

 

 

 

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