Our Team

ITPC is led by a Global Team responsible for carrying out and managing day-to-day operations and for coordinating implementation of the operational plan. The staff works closely with members of our Global Activist Network to strengthen coordination, finance administration, fundraising, small grants and advocacy activities, research and monitoring, and communications systems. 

The team is a diverse group with deep experience and commitment to health and human rights:

  • Solange Baptiste

    Executive Director

    Solange Baptiste is ITPC’s Executive Director. She leads community activists and allies across the globe to deliver ITPC’s mission to enable people in need to access optimal and affordable HIV treatment. Solange brings over 15 years of global program management, advocacy and monitoring and evaluation experience to ITPC. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University and her Sc.M. in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining ITPC, she worked on health and development projects across Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia that allowed her to gain a depth of knowledge in social and political epidemiology, health financing, health education and community systems strengthening.

    Based in Johannesburg, South Africa | Email: sbaptiste@itpcglobal.org

  • Wame Mosime

    Director of Global Programs and Advocacy

    Wame Mosime is ITPC’s Director of Global Programs and Advocacy, overseeing and leading all of ITPC’s programs. Ms. Mosime has led HIV projects funded by USAID/PEPFAR, DFID, Global Fund, International AIDS Society (IAS), Robert Carr Fund (RCF), EU, et al. Her wide range of expertise includes resource mobilization, policy development, advocacy, community dialogue, community and health systems strengthening, and costing analysis.

    Based in Gaborone, Botswana | Email: wmosime@itpcglobal.org

  • Alain Manouan

    Community Monitoring Lead

    Alain is ITPC’s Community Treatment Monitoring Project Director. Alain brings 25 years of extensive experience in the international development sector and has been involved in the HIV response for around two decades. Alain’s areas of expertise include HIV and health programing, leadership and program management, program analysis and evaluation, Alain has worked for the United Nations programs, the NGO sector and governments. Before joining ITPC, Alain worked for International HIV/AIDS Alliance as Regional Manager for Africa. He has a Master Degree in Geography with a specialization in Populations Study from the National University of Cote d’Ivoire, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership Practice and Responsibility from Lancaster University.

    Based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire | Email: amanouan@itpcglobal.org

  • Othoman Mellouk

    Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead

    Othoman, an orthodontist by profession, currently leads ITPC’s works on overcoming intellectual property-related barriers to access to medicines. Before joining ITPC, he worked for the Association de Lutte Contre le Sida (ALCS) in Morocco, where he participated in the development of the first prevention program targeting men having sex with men in MENA. From 2002 to 2010 he was the chair of the Marrakech city branch of ALCS, and was in charge of international relations of ALCS. He is one of the most active advocates for access to treatment in the MENA region with a particular focus on the question of intellectual property rights and their effect on access to treatment. He has published several articles and reports about access to medicines in Morocco and the MENA region and has been involved in research on monitoring access to treatment progress with the Treatment Monitoring and Advocacy Project of ITPC.

    Based in Marrakech, Morocco | Email: omellouk@itpcglobal.org

  • Bactrin Killingo

    Treatment Education Co-Lead

    Bactrin is ITPC’s Treatment Education Co-lead. A medical doctor by training, he has been involved in community HIV treatment education and advocacy for the past 10 years. As a palliative care practitioner, Dr. Killingo has been involved with resource-poor communities facing insurmountable challenges with regard to access to essential HIV medicines and has mobilized communities to advocate for increased access to HIV related services. In addition, he has been instrumental in empowering communities with the knowledge and skills needed to mobilize resources and take charge not only of the small projects they run but also of their own health.

    Based in Meru, Kenya | Email: bkillingo@itpcglobal.org

  • Tracy Swan

    Treatment Education Co-Lead

    Tracy Swan has been working on public health and social justice issues since 1990, when she began doing HIV-related work; in 1998 she also became a hepatitis C activist. She has worked on a range of issues, including improving drug development and access to medicines. Ms. Swan has been an outreach worker, headed an HIV counseling and testing program; designed an HCV education and case management program; done direct service work and treatment education at community health centers, hospitals, syringe exchange and addiction treatment programs, correctional facilities and homeless shelters. She has worked for Treatment Action Group and the Medicines Sans Frontiers Access Campaign, served as a community representative to the FDA antiviral advisory committee and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, and as a member of US and WHO hepatitis C treatment guidelines panels.

    Based in Brooklyn, USA | Email: tswan@itpcglobal.org

  • Pedro Garcia

    Monitoring & Evaluation and Research Manager

    Pedro Garcia is ITPC’s Monitoring & Evaluation and Research Manager. This role supports project-specific work across ITPC’s community research and monitoring initiatives, to inform policy and advocacy at global and regional levels. With an MA degree from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po), Pedro has led development projects funded by the Mairie de Paris and the Global Fund via the 5% Initiative. Prior to joining ITPC, he worked at Sida Info Service, where he managed a multi-country program for HIV prevention in West and Central Africa, and served as a Research Assistant for the Regional Bureau of Latin America at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Pedro is passionate about global health, human rights and social movements, and in 2016, he taught a class on gender and sexuality at Science Po Paris. Originally from Mexico, he is currently based in Côte d’Ivoire but travels frequently around the globe.

    Based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire | Email: pgarcia@itpcglobal.org

  • Helen Etya’ale

    Program Coordinator

    Helen joins ITPC as Program Coordinator to support its work, across all programs, enabling access to treatment for those in need. Originally from Cameroon and Switzerland, Helen is passionate about challenging social and health inequities and has worked in the field of international development and global public health for over eight years. Prior to joining the ITPC, Helen worked with such organisations as the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology and the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Helen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Calvin College and a Masters in Public Health from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health.

    Based in Gaborone, Botswana | Email: hetyaale@itpcglobal.org

  • Elizabeth Tejada

    Director of Finance and Administration

    Elizabeth joined ITPC as the Director of Finance and Administration in December 2012. A graduate of business administration from Baruch College/CUNY, Elizabeth brings more than 15 years of senior finance and administration management, strong financial expertise and oversight, hands-on experience, and significant experience in organizations committed to grassroots organizing, activism, health, HIV/AIDS, and key affected populations. Prior to joining ITPC, Elizabeth served as Deputy Director for Finance and Administration of Job Path, where she brought the agency up-to-date in its annual fiscal reporting and compliance requirements with various NY State and City government agencies, played a key role in bringing the organization’s budget into surplus, and facilitated procurement of increased funding. She also served as Controller of the Asian-Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) where she assisted in the set-up of its primary care clinic to address the unmet HIV/AIDS-related needs of the Asians and Pacific Islanders in New York City.

    Based in New York City, USA | Email: etejada@itpcglobal.org

  • Collen Ngundu

    Director of Finance

    Collen Ngundu has over 20 years of experience in global finance and operations, managing complex and regional multi-year and multi-million-dollar donor-funded development programmes in Africa, accountable for financial and governance oversights of entities in South Africa and several of African countries. Collen has qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and process, operational policy, process, and system efficiency design as well as information technology, grants management, human resources, and corporate support including corporate governance, risk management and procurement & contract management. Before joining ITPC, Collen worked with US government implementing partners, DFAT, SDC, the Global Fund and local NGOs in the recent past. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma-Public Financial Management -University of London (CeFiMS, SOAS), and a bachelor’s degree- Business Administration Major-Accounting from Solusi University, Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

    Based in Johannesburg, South Africa | Email: cngundu@itpcglobal.org

  • Nigel Joseph Ndekwere

    Finance Manager

    Nigel has more than 18 years of proven experience in financial Administration and planning and grants management. Before joining ITPC, Nigel worked for Centre for Health Policy, a research Centre within School of Public Health at Wits University. He has worked for various international organisation, including PATH, CARE International, World Vision International, and Oxfam GB. Nigel holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, which is a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) from WITS University, South Africa, a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy.

    Based in Johannesburg South Africa | Email: nndekwere@itpcglobal.org

  • Mercy Motasi

    Executive Assistant

    Mercy is the Assistant to the executive team at ITPC.  She primarily supports the Executive Director but on a whole, ensures the smooth running and communication for our virtual team as well as in our Botswana and South Africa office. She holds a B-Tech degree in Language Practice from the Central University of Technology Free State. Mercy has 12 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant. Prior to joining the ITPC Team Mercy worked as a Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant for Sanlam, PwC and GlaxoSmithKline.

    Based in Johannesburg, South Africa | Email: mmotasi@itpcglobal.org