Stacy joined Sonke in August 2015, as Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for the MenEngage Programme. Before starting at Sonke, she worked as Monitoring and Evaluation officer at Nacosa focusing on the national Gender Based Violence programme funded by Global Fund and specifically monitoring the Thuthuzela Care Centre programme as well as the court support programme. She was also responsible for monitoring the Men who have sex with Men programme. She developed a number of data collection tools, Excel-based reporting systems, feedback at national quarterly meetings, verified data for specific donors and network agents in this position. Stacy was instrumental in creating systems and workflows for both the Gender Based Violence programme and the MSM programme. National site visits were conducted in order to verify data but also to provide capacity to organisations needing assistance on data quality strengthening.
Prior to joining Nacosa, Stacy worked as a fellow for the Foundation of Professional Development funded by PEPFAR/USAID and was hosted at Salesian Mission. Training was also provided by FPD on Monitoring and Evaluation as well as project management.
Stacy completed her Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Psychology and Organisational Psychology in 2001 at the University of Cape Town. After which she travelled abroad and lived in London for a year. In 2004, she completed her Honours in Psychology and started her Masters in Research Psychology the following year at the University of the Western Cape. She completed her MA in 2008 at the University of the Western Cape while working on a Peer Education/Mentoring programme which aimed to reduce the drop-out rate of first year students by linking that student to a senior student to assist, facilitate, tutor and mentor.