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The Team

Who We Are


Nadine Ferris France

Co-Founder & CEO

​Nadine has spent 25 years working in HIV and global health within United Nations and civil society agencies, as well as in academic institutions in Asia, Africa and her home country, Ireland. Nadine is the co-founder and Executive Director of  Beyond Stigma. She has a Masters in Public Health, is also part-time Executive Director of the Irish Global Health Network (IGNH),  a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and a life Coach. 
She is extremely passionate about self-stigma and self-worth.  Based on her own personal and professional experience, at Beyond Stigma she has worked with a number of amazing people to design an innovative approach to support people living with HIV, survivors of gender-based violence, sex workers, people living with obesity, and other marginalized groups in Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Ireland and elsewhere. 

With a lifelong love for learning, she is currently a PhD candidate with University College Cork on self-stigma among people living with HIV and AIDS and lives in Ireland with her two children. She loves people, connection and working with groups. 

Moud Chinembiri

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Wakakosha project Officer, Zimbabwe

Moud Chinembiri is a passionate Coach specializing in Byron Katie's work and a devoted Systemic Counsellor who actively engages with communities. With a strong dedication to empowering young individuals, Moud offers self-stigma courses to address and overcome feelings of shame, guilt, and blame. Having personally encountered self-stigma in her own life, Moud possesses valuable firsthand knowledge and extensive expertise in this field. She is eager to further her learning journey and make significant contributions towards raising global awareness about self-stigma.

Sophie Lyons 

Professional Intern 

Sophie Lyons joined the team in February 2022 as part of her MSc in Public Health from the University of Limerick. She is part of a team researching self-stigma reduction interventions and continues to help with the knowledge transfer of evidence-based information to social media audiences. 

She is passionate about self-stigma and believes that all people have a right to be confident and sure within themselves. She is glad to be a part of a team that continues to raise awareness of self-stigma around the globe.  

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Associate Certified Facilitators

Certified Facilitator Support Team


Amelia Chenoweth


Kathy White


Celeste Gabriele


Patrie Grace


Cindy Smith Ross


Brid Ni Chionaola


Ursula Carlin


Aileen Cheatham

The board


Dr. Steve McDonald


Professor Ronan Conroy


Dr Brendan O'shea


Dr. Elaine Byrne


Fungai Murau


Ursula Carlin


Anne Matthews

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