Jenny Mcloughlin

Jenny Mcloughlin is TB HIV Care’s Priority Populations Prevention (PPPrev) Programme Director. In this role, she will provide leadership, operational and strategic direction to the programme and continues to collaborate closely with funders and the Department of Health.

Jenny has a nursing background and has worked in the NGO field and the South African public health system for more than 30 years.

Jenny has been responsible for PEPFAR-funded programmes involving multiple partners for more than ten years, first at the University of the Western Cape, where she was responsible for the coordination of projects and budget management. In 2009, Jenny joined TB HIV Care (THC) as a site manager (Harry Gwala), where the funded project known as “Project Integrate” won an Impumelelo Social Innovations Platinum Award. Jenny has served the organisation in various positions, including as a re-engineering primary health care (PHC) specialist, quality improvement advisor and a technical lead.

Jenny’s goal has always been to improve health outcomes by expanding the role of community agents who work in teams with health professionals in designated catchment areas. This was born out of the re-engineering PHC model, based on a ward system started in KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Joel Steingo

Joel Steingo developed an interest in HIV and TB as a major public health threat to South Africa whilst working as a young medical doctor in the rural Eastern Cape. Frustrated by health systems deficiencies, he decided to study for a Masters (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University where he focused on issues related to global health, infectious disease epidemiology, and health programme design and implementation in under-resourced settings.

For the past 15 years, Joel has worked in the fields of primary HIV care and prevention, operational and clinical research, and HIV programme management. He joined TB HIV Care in March 2020 when he took on the role of Programme Director for our Correctional Services Programme. Today, Joel oversees the planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment of all our research projects, using SI to design and develop our programmes for maximum reach, engagement and success.

Dr Laurene Booyens

Dr Laurene Booyens is the Chief Programme Officer of TB HIV Care, overseeing programmes, and the M&E and Quality departments. As an executive committee and board member, she plays an integral part in the organisational governance and strategic development of TB HIV Care.

Laurene concluded her MBChB degree at the University of Pretoria (SA) in 2008 and further business management studies in 2019 at the University of Reading (Henley Business School). She has completed training through the University of Cape Town in 2020 as a mediator for litigation pertaining to medical negligence.

Prior to joining TB HIV Care, Dr Laurene Booyens worked as a clinician in both the private and public sectors, involved in the disciplines of paediatrics, primary health care, urology, emergency medicine and minimally invasive surgery. She has been involved in the not-for-profit sector, in a senior management capacity, since 2014 and has worked in various programme areas, the most noteworthy of which includes VMMC, Key Populations and Care and Treatment.

Laurene is passionate about optimising business management principles within the complex context of the clinical sector by incorporating technical, operational and strategic perspectives. She strongly identifies with the vision of attaining maximal and sustainable impact for vulnerable and less fortunate populations. For this reason, her career goals remain to provide sound leadership and an enabling work environment to achieve comprehensive, safe and quality clinical service delivery, where it matters most.