The Supervisory Board has responsibility for supporting the Management Board (HJN’s Executive Director) in their overall management and achievement of HJN’s mission. It ensures that the organisation is run effectively, ethically and transparently, and in accordance with Dutch law and best NGO practice. In addition, members of the Supervisory Board serve as ex officio members of HJN’s Global Advisory Panel.
We would like to thank Lisa Power who served as our first Chair from July 2017 until February 2021, and who stepped down from the Supervisory Board in July 2021 after her four-year term on the Board was completed.
Kevin Moody is an independent consultant working on evidence-based research, policy and programming to support the development of person-centred initiatives to improve the health and quality of life of people living with and affected by HIV. He holds degrees in pharmacy, business administration and education.
Kevin has worked on HIV at the global level with the World Health Organization, Médecins sans Frontières and, as the former CEO of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), he collaborated with regional and national groups of people living with HIV to improve the quality of evidence-gathering tools to support advocacy in the areas of stigma, criminalisation, sexual and reproductive rights, and Positive Health Dignity and Prevention.
Kevin was appointed to the Supervisory Board in September 2020 and was elected Chair in February 2021.
Michaela Clayton is a human rights lawyer who has worked on HIV/AIDS and human rights issues in Namibia, and subsequently regionally and internationally, since 1989. She was the founding Director of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a regional partnership of civil society organisations working together to promote a human rights-based response to HIV/AIDS and TB in 18 countries in southern and east Africa. She stepped down as ARASA’s Director at the end of 2019 and now works as an independent consultant.
Michaela is a member and co-chair of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights; and a member of the Global Fund Community, Rights and Gender Advisory Group, the UNAIDS Steering Committee on Target Setting, and the UNAIDS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. She was the recipient of the 2009 Human Rights Watch and Canadian AIDS Legal Network International Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. Michaela holds a BA LLB (1985) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Formerly a member of HJN’s Global Advisory Panel, Michaela was appointed to the Supervisory Board and elected Treasurer in February 2021.
Paul Kidd is an activist, writer and lawyer in Central Victoria, Australia. He has an honours degree in law from La Trobe Law School.
Paul is a former Chair of the HIV Legal Working Group, and has expertise about many issues relating to HIV criminalisation, including on Phylogenetic analysis as expert evidence in HIV transmission prosecutions.
Paul also serves on the board of one of Australia’s largest community based health organisations, Thorne Harbour Health, and is a member of the Victorian Government LGBTIQ+ Justice Working Group. He is a former Chair of both Living Positive Victoria and the Equality Project Australia.
Paul was appointed to the HJN Supervisory Board as Secretary in January 2018.
George Ayala is Deputy Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department and the former Executive Director of MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights. Over the past 30 years, Dr Ayala has dedicated himself to promoting and protecting the health and human rights of disenfranchised communities worldwide. A clinical psychologist by training, he works in close partnership with communities to develop programs, manage non-profit organizations, and conduct social science research. Dr Ayala’s recent studies focuses on the socio- structural predictors of health and the comparative advantages of community-led HIV responses.
George was appointed to the Supervisory Board in February 2021.
Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff is a Malawian human rights lawyer and legal researcher with over 15 years of experience in women’s access to justice. She has published on, conducted training on, rallied for, and researched the deficit between women’s and girls’ legal rights and their lived experiences, including founding the Gender and Justice Unit. She has worked in three countries on topics ranging from HIV, to gender-based violence, to legal empowerment.
Formerly a member of HJN’s Global Advisory Panel, Sarai was appointed to the Supervisory Board in February 2021.