Tessa has served CFHI since January 2014. She obtained her degree in General Nursing at Coronation College of Nursing in 1980. She then obtained her degree in Midwifery at R.K. Khans Hospital in 1981 and Diploma in Community Nursing at Durban University of Technology in 1994. Tessa also has a degree in Nursing Administration from KZN University and completed course in Primary Health Care & Dispensing License. She worked at the Etekwini Municipality Health Department in the Primary Health Care Clinics from 1987 to 2012 and is currently working at the Blue Roof Wellness Centre, dealing with HIV infected patients specifically. Tessa first came in contact with CFHI in 2012 and found that it was a wonderful opportunity share ideas on South Africa’s health system and HIV epidemic. She enjoys teaching students and seeing students’ passion for health. During her free time, Tessa likes to fill out crossword puzzles and play old board games.