Martha is originally from Zambia, Africa where she was born and raised. She is the Reginal Coordinator for the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) North America, and has served on the board ICW Global. Most recently Martha worked as the Director of Prevention for Women’s Collective (TWC), a leading community health and human service agency in Washington, DC; TWC provides prevention, care, and support services and advocates for the health and human rights of girls and women.
Other past positions include Director of Policy & Advocacy at TWC, and Executive Director of an international faith-based non-profit called Every Orphan’s Hope (EOH) Inc. in Zambia where she had hands-on experience running HIV programs for orphans and widows. Martha still does some consulting work for EOH and with Children’s AIDS Fund International.
Martha is actively involved in various HIV policy, advocacy and research forums including Positive Women’s Network – US, US PLWHA Caucus and DC Center for AIDS Research.
She has bachelor’s in education (English/French)) and a Master’s in Public Health.
“Sometimes this work takes time away from my kids, but that’s the small price I have to pay the sacrifice of people that have gone before us. I come from a faith background and I believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. So, the fact that I have been really blessed means that I need to make sure that others get the help that they need as well, I need to give back!”