75% of our team are volunteers. 6 out of 8 top positions are filled by women.

Dr Coen Louw
Founder. Director: Health & Nutrition

Coenie Louw obtained a MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria (1991) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management

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Elmarie Nel
Chairperson and Director Research

Elmarie started her research career in 2001 when she was appointed as Provincial Supervisor by the Human Sciences Research Council,

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Prof Kelebogile Setiloane
Vice Chairperson

Kelebogile Setiloane is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Behavioral Health at the University of Delaware (UD).

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Chantell Witten
Director Nutrition and Food Security

Chantell Witten is a registered dietitian with over 15 years of public health experience and is a senior lecturer at the North West University

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Barry Griffin
ICT & mHealth

Barry is a senior web developer with 15 years experience in ICT. He has been involved with GHI since 2014.


Ingrid Kleynhans

Ingrid Kleynhans holds a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pretoria (2006) ,

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Frans Masango
Additional Director





Jenna Haselton
Youth and Women's Empowerment

Jenna Haselton has extensive experience in community projects, women and youth empowerment training through visual arts.


Betsie Koekemoer
Finance Officer

Qualified finance manager and financial project manager with 17 years in banking experience and 19 year in local government experience.

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Yvette Retief
Environment & WASH

Yvette Retief did a Post Graduate Course in Environmental Management Inspection and Prosecution at UNISA

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Nox Mafu
PR and Communications Manager