CMT’s Board of Directors is comprised of respected, seasoned advisers with a wealth of experience. They represent key areas of expertise such as health, finance and media production.
CMT is governed by its Board of Directors comprising of:
Lucilla Blankenberg: Lucilla is the Executive Director of Community Media Trust and has served on the board since 2012. She is responsible for good governance, strategic planning, fundraising, day to day management and building of partnerships. With media production as her field of expertise, Lucilla is the director and producer of most of the media created and produced at CMT.
Deena Bosch: Deena was appointed Project Manager at Black Sash in August 2014. Previously she worked as a senior staff member at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Deena has also served as a Director of Ditikeni Investment Company Limited since February, 2013. She is on the Board of HWB Communications and serves as a Member of the Board of Social Change Assistance.
David Coetzee: David is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine of University of Cape Town and is a Senior Specialist on Health Impact Assessment at the Health Department of the Government of the Western Cape. He is an affiliate member of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Nombulelo Madala-Witbooi: Nombulelo is a medical doctor and HIV Clinician. She is presently a registrar in Psychiatry training to become a Psychiatrist. She is based at the East London Mental Health Unit of Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape.
Lihle Mntambo (neé Dlamini): Lihle (CHAIR) lives openly with HIV and holds PLHIV and women issues very close to her heart. She joined TAC as a volunteer in 2002 and went through the ranks to become the Deputy General Secretary in 2010. In 2013 Lihle joined the AIDS Foundation of SA where she works as the Programme Coordinator. Lihle has a Diploma in Travel and Tourism and a Certificate in Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines (UKZN). 2015 saw her starting part time studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College to obtain her LLB.
Nisha Naidoo: Nisha has more than 20 years’ experience in the local and international film and television industries. She has a MBA Degree from Manchester Business School in the UK, with a specialisation in the Business of Entertainment from the School of Cinematic Arts and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She studied film financing, distribution, marketing, new technologies and agenting with Hollywood studio and industry professionals. She also has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Video Production from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Jill Pointer: Jill is an accounting and taxation specialist and a financial management consultant to NGOs and community organisations. Jill is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She has carried out audits and provides accounting, financial management and taxation services and support.