Our people

Our staff

TB Alert is a small organisation with a personal approach and committed, knowledgeable staff. Feel free to contact us to find out more about TB, our work, or how you could support TB Alert:

Mike Mandelbaum
Chief Executive
mike.mandelbaum @ tbalert.org

Communications and UK Programme

Helen Clegg
Communications Manager
helen.clegg @ tbalert.org

International Programme

Sameer Sah
International Programme Director
sameer.sah @ tbalert.org

Sarah Lamb
International Programme Officer
sarah.lamb @ tbalert.org

Administration and Finance

John Ramsay
Finance and Administration Manager
john.ramsay @ tbalert.org

Our Trustees

  • Paul Sommerfeld (Chair)
  • Professor Peter Davies (Secretary)
  • Katie Dee
  • Vagn Hansen
  • Dr Deepti Kumar
  • Sue Jex
  • Loy Lobo
  • Prabhakara Varma
  • Robert Wilkinson

Find out more about our Trustees.


  • Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Vice Presidents

  • Dr Kenneth Citron
  • Professor John M Grange
  • Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick

Honorary President 1999 – 2009

Sir John Crofton
As Professor of Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis at Edinburgh University in the 1950s – a place and time in which TB was the leading cause of death in young people – Sir John led the team responsible for bringing TB under control. His ‘Edinburgh Method’ was the first demonstration of mass control of TB, which was subsequently instituted in 23 European countries. Sir John was a leader in the work of the World Health Organisation, a celebrated author and an influential teacher. Sir John was knighted in 1977 and awarded the Union Medal in 2005 by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, for his contributions to TB control. To the end of his life in 2009, at the age of 97, Sir John continued as a tireless campaigner on TB issues and fundraiser for TB Alert.