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Staff

Lindsay Henson

Lindsay Henson

Executive Director

Joined LvA in September 2014. She holds a law degree from Harvard Law School (2014) and a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles (2007).

Tanaka Majecha

Tanaka Majecha

Finance Manager

Joined LvA in January 2018. She holds a National Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Public) from Tshwane University of Technology.

Rethabile Mosese

Rethabile Mosese

Senior Staff Attorney

Joined LvA in July 2015. She holds a BSocSci majoring in law and psychology and an LLB (2012) from the University of Cape Town.

Beverly Gumede

Beverly Gumede

Legal Officer

Joined LvA in August 2017. She holds an LLB from University of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College (2016).

Ncumisa Sopazi

Ncumisa Sopazi

Legal Assistant

Joined LvA in September 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Law) degree from the University of Fort Hare and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Laws.

Bandile Seleme

Bandile Seleme

Drama Therapist

Joined LvA in July 2017 as a part-time Drama Therapist Intern and then as full-time staff in April 2018. She holds a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Nzulu Skosana

Nzulu Skosana

Social Worker

Joined LvA in October 2018. She holds a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Fort Hare. Nzulu is a registered social worker.

Phumzile Mnisi

Phumzile Mnisi

Community Outreach Officer

Joined LvA in January 2016. She holds a Bachelors in Development Studies from the University of Limpopo.

Thalitha Mukansi

Thalitha Mukansi

Community Engagement Coordinator

Joined LvA in January 2016. She holds a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of South Africa.

Board of Directors

Bonita Meyersfeld

Bonita Meyersfeld

Founder & Board Chairperson

Is LvA's founder and Board Chairperson. Bonita is an Associate Professor at the Wits School of Law, where she teaches international law.

Sheetal Vallabh

Sheetal Vallabh

Board Vice-Chairperson

Is a founding member of LvA and serves as the Board Vice-Chairperson. She is a clinical psychologist, as well as a family and divorce mediator.

Mpumelelo Mlilo

Mpumelelo Mlilo

Treasurer

Joined LvA’s board in 2018 and brings over 15 years’ experience in finance and operations management. He has working experience with donors in Gender, HIV and TB Programmes.

Claire Veitch

Claire Veitch

Member

Is a founding board member of LvA. Claire has worked in the marketing and advertising industries for the past 19 years. She has worked at Ogilvy Johannesburg, Tiger Brands, SABMiller and is currently a freelance marketing and business strategy consultant.

Nataly Woollett

Nataly Woollett

Is a founding member of LvA. She is a South African therapist and researcher, trained and registered in the fields of psychology, play therapy and art therapy. Her clinical expertise is in trauma and traumatic bereavement.

Robin Pearse

Robin Pearse

Joined LvA’s Board in 2016. Robin is a member of Advocates Group 621, where he conducts a private and public law practice, advising and litigating in fields which include general commercial, competition, administrative and constitutional law.

Vasintha Pather

Vasintha Pather

Joined LvA’s Board in 2017. Vasintha is an organisational change and development and leadership development specialist. Much of her work involves working with leaders and teams to strengthen cultures of diversity & inclusion, collaboration and effectiveness.

Lerato Zikalala

Lerato Zikalala

Joined LvA’s Board in 2018. She hold an LLB degree from Rhodes University. She also holds an LLM degree from the University of Notre Dame. She served articles with Attorneys Bowmans before joining the Constitutional Court as a researcher to Justice Johan Froneman.

Champions

Justice Edwin Cameron

South African Constitutional Court

Justice Mandisa Maya

South African Supreme Court of Appeals

Professor Michael Katz

Chairman of ENSafrica

Dr. Garth Japhet

CEO of Heartlines and Soul City Institute

Donors