Jivan Vidjay Kumar
Jivan has an MSc in Geology from the University of Toilara. With previous experience in the SW Madagascar aquaculture industry, he joined Reef Doctor as a Community Aquaculture Technician & Socioeconomic Officer in 2014 and was promoted to Aquaculture Field Operations Manager in July 2016. He has now moved into the position of Project Manager. In this role he is responsible for managing the operational and logistical activities of the Ifaty project site, and overseeing and integrating all Reef Doctor staff and projects.
Accountant & Staff Manager
Pierrot from Toliara is Reef Doctor’s on-site accountant and has been with the company since 2014. In addition to accounting, he manages the Malagasy staff and organises resupply from Toliara for camp.
Nicolastin is from Ifaty village and joined Reef Doctor as Camp Manager in February 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the daily camp operations and maintenance/construction.
Assistant Project Manager
Patty joined Reef Doctor in September 2018 as our Assistant Project Manager after previously working for us as a translator. She has a professional license in Biodiversity and Environment from the University of Toliara. Patty supports the operational and logistical activities of the Ifaty and Reef Doctor Honko project sites. She also assists with our international volunteer programme.
Administration & Finance Support Officer
Felix joined our team in May 2018 to provide support to all of our administrative and financial activities in-country.
Dr Vivienne Stein-Rostaing, PhD
Communications Leader & Scientific Consultant
Viv holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and a MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University. She completed her PhD, researching the effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, at Plymouth University in 2012. Viv has previously worked as a science officer at Reef Doctor in 2008 and 2012. She also has gained marine research and conservation experience in Honduras, Thailand, Seychelles, South Africa, and North Madagascar. She is currently based in the UK where she is responsible for overseeing the company’s digital communications and social media outreach, and provides external scientific research support.
Operations and Strategy Development Consultant
Candice has a 25 year history in operations, project, and people management. She joined the team in 2016 as a UK-based consultant to provide strategic vision and structure to facilitate our stable infrastructure growth. She has previously managed disaster relief and resilience efforts in remote areas such as Mexico, Brazil and The Philippines.