Julien Leroy has a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Project Management, and an Advanced Technician’s Diploma in Commercial Action. He is also a qualified PADI scuba instructor; before joining Reef Doctor he worked in Southeast Asia as a dive instructor. Prior to that he held several different management-based positions in France, including one for Eco-Emballages, a non-profit company managing household packaging recycling. Julien is responsible for managing the operational and logistical activities of the Ifaty project site, and oversees and integrates all Reef Doctor staff and projects. He is also on hand to assist in the dive training of our volunteers, interns, and Malagasy students from the University of Toliara.
Jivan Vidjay Kumar
Assistant Project Manager
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 Assistant Project Manager, working alongside Julien in the management of all in-country operations 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.
Volunteer & Community Project Coordinator
Katie has a MA Hons in International Relations and Italian from the University of St Andrews. After being inspired by a course on Environmental Politics, she joined Reef Doctor as a Research Assistant and Divemaster Intern in January 2016 and was promoted to Volunteer and Community Project Coordinator in July 2016. She is responsible for several community projects, including the Ifaty women’s rugby team, building a public library, and the sustainable charcoal project. She is also responsible for coordinating volunteers on site so that they can get the most out of their experience with Reef Doctor.
Ivana joined Reef Doctor as a Divemaster and Science Intern in June 2015. Following completion of her internship she became our In-country Communications Officer. She is responsible for regularly communicating the work of Reef Doctor via website blogs and social media updates to the general public, in addition to ensuring effective communications in country, both within the Reef Doctor team and with local stakeholders.
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, providing scientific research support to Reef Doctor, and overseeing the company’s digital communications and social media outreach.
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.