About AHP

Our People

Saul Kornik

"Health for Africa, powered by people"

As the CEO, Saul’s role is to ensure the organisation performs through inspirational leadership and by setting a compelling vision made manifest in storytelling and strategy. This includes enabling AHP to fulfil its purpose by ensuring it is funded to deliver pragmatic solutions. Saul is a strong advocate for leadership through culture – culture being “how we do things around here”. AHP's culture is expressed in the behaviour of the people at AHP, as well as leaders acting as role models who influence these group norms. At AHP the culture has been codified so that the organisation can fulfil its mission to plan for, find and keep the workforce to deliver health for all.

Swazi Sibyanyoni
Chief Operations Officer

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Swazi is AHP's Chief Operations Officer. She ensures organisational sustainability by defining and managing operational infrastructure including people, systems and finance architecture. Swazi also ensures that appropriate architecture is in place to enable strategy implementation. Swazi's experience includes working as a Finance Manager at Investec and a General Manager at two investment houses. She also has non-profit experience in the health environment, having been a Deputy Director Finance and Operations at Intrahealth. More recently, she was the Senior Regional Finance and Operations Manager at FHI360 and was part of the Academy for Educational Development when it merged with FHI360. 

Louise Chennells
Chief Innovation Officer

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”

Louise is AHP’s Chief Innovation Officer. She manages the stakeholder relationships that enable the organisation to operationalise its purpose and ensures that any contractual obligations that are committed to by AHP are well thought through, innovatively planned and managed. Louise has extensive experience in international investment banking, financial planning, strategy, forecasting, off-shoring, designing and implementing systems. She has worked with the most senior stakeholders across divisions and geographic areas, providing analytical insight into their business and offering management support to plan and align their vision with the wider organisation. 

Patience Mahachi
Financial Manager

“ In the presence of greatness , pettiness disappears. In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails” –Peter M Senge

Patience joins us as our Financial Manager. She manages the financial team, systems and processes to ensure financial information and practices are timeous, compliant and accurate. Patience has seven years' experience as a Finance Manager at Development Alternatives Incorporated, a USAID-funded US-based organisation working across Africa. Patience has more than 14 years of experience in finance and has an ACCA qualification. She is currently completing her Masters in Business Leadership. 

Kedumetse Mvula
Retention Manager

"Strive to achieve your goals with passion, hunger and drive"

Kedumetse manages the Retention Programme to positively affect retention of healthcare workers to meet contractual obligations made to partners. AHP currently runs the programme in nine districts and one sub-district across South Africa. Kedumetse has worked in private, public and NGO health sectors and has a background in radiography, the management of TB and HIV programmes, and the implementation of health systems. Prior to working at AHP, she was an Operations Systems Manager at Ndlovu Care Group.

Stacey Partridge
Recruitment Coordinator

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill

Stacey is a Recruitment Coordinator. She manages the submission of compliant documentation to ensure successful processing of applications by regulatory bodies. Stacey has an Honours degree specialising in Organisational Psychology. 

Tracey Hudson
Recruitment Officer - GP Contracting Project

"Carpe Diem"

Tracey is a Recruitment Officer for the GP Contracting Project at AHP. She recruits healthcare workers to meet the contractual obligations made to AHP's partners. Tracey needs very little introduction, as a founder of the fore-runner to AHP, an ex-manager within AHP and a very well-known personality in rural Human Resources for Health.

Camilla Potts
Execution Strategist

“If you do work that you love, and the work fulfils you , the rest will come “ - Oprah Winfrey

Camilla Potts joins us as an Execution Strategist. She defines innovative pragmatic solutions to customer needs by synthesising inputs from all relevant internal and external stakeholders into a plan. She also project manages delivery of the solution in alignment to the plan. Camilla holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Organisational Psychology and Business Management. 

Nonhlanhla Radebe
Retention Officer - Zululand

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

Nonhlanhla is a Retention Officer based in Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal. She positively affects the retention of healthcare workers to meet contractual obligations made to partners and is the single point of contact for AHP district activities. Before joining AHP Nonhlanhla worked at Performance Solutions Africa as an HR Administrator handling recruitment, job contracts, induction, training and development, and performance management. She has an Honours degree in HRM.

Mandla Masiza
Recruitment Support Team Leader

"My passion is to serve. To serve God, my Family and Community"

Mandla is a Recruitment Support Team Leader at AHP. He effectively oversees activities of Recruitment Coordinators to support the meeting of contractual recruitment obligations. Mandla studied Marketing at the Border Technikon. Before joining AHP Mandla launched a recruitment office for rural students wanting to study medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Busi Masombuka
Recruitment Coordinator - Foreign Workforce Management Programme (FWMP)

"You must remain focused on your journey to greatness"

Busi is a Recruitment Coordinator at AHP. She works at Foreign Workforce Management at the Department of Health. She manages the submission of compliant documentation to ensure successful processing of applications by regulatory bodies. She recieved her certificate in HR Management from College Campus, and is currently busy with her national diploma in Tourism Management. 

Katja Janicke
Recruitment Coordinator - GP Contracting Project

“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it” – Albert Einstein

Katja joins AHP as a new Recruitment Coordinator for the GP Contracting Project. She manages the submission of compliant documentation to ensure successful processing of applications. Before joining AHP, Katja worked as a Programme Manager Food and Trees for Africa. She has a BA Honours degree specialising in Organisational Psychology and has completed a postgraduate diploma in Management at Wits University. 

Esther Dlamini
Recruitment Team Leader

"Always make the decision to do that which benefits others, that way you're bound to help someone out along the way"

Esther is AHP's Recruitment Team Leader. She effectively allocates and oversees activities of Recruitment Officers to meet contractual recruitment obligations. When asked about her work, Esther said: "I love rural areas, people there still know what it means to live life regardless of what you have. Rural communities are often neglected and yet they have so much to offer, even with the very little they have."

Obakeng Lekoko
Retention Officer - Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can't help others, at least don't hurt them"

Obakeng is a Retention Officer for the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district in the North West. He positively affects the retention of healthcare workers to meet contractual obligations made to partners and is the single point of contact for AHP district activities.  He has a national diploma in Municipal Administration, a BTech in Public Management and an Honours degree in Public Management from Stellenbosch University. Before joining AHP Obakeng worked at Deloitte as a Project Administrator.

Therese Hansen
US Liaison

"Leap and the net will appear"

That’s what Therese tells doctors as she urges them to take their talents to Africa! As our US liaison, Therese helped launch AHP in North America in September 2008. She expands our programme's reach at several target conferences each year, including the gatherings of family physicians, emergency physicians and internists. She is based in Seattle.