Leadership Team

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Christie Ulicny, Founder & Director

Christie Ulicny is a community development specialist, educator, and Canadian recording artist. After completing her Bachelor of Education with an inner city focus, Christie set out to make an impact in education-based community development.

Christie is passionate about youth empowerment and providing others the opportunity to reach for their dreams. Bridging Worlds Through Music is Christie's dream in motion. In 2017, Christie completed her Master of Arts in Community Development at the University of Victoria, BC.

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Samuel Limbe, Project Manager

Since 1996, Samuel has been working for the Africa Inland Church of Tanzania (AICT), he is now the General Secretary for AICT Diocese of Geita. Samuel is responsible for overseeing many of the community projects that happen throughout Geita. He is incredibly invested in building the capacity and well being of the community.

Samuel is a cornerstone to BWTM and we're grateful that he has taken on the role of Project Manager! Samuel ensures that the best interest of the community is always at heart!

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Pendo, Program Director

Pendo is a certified teacher and program director for Anza Kwa Imani Foundation and Bridging Worlds Through Music. Pendo received her teacher training at Butimba Teacher Training College in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Pendo is passionate about supporting development projects in her community. When Pendo isn’t supporting community initiatives or raising her three children, she is learning music!

Advisory Committee Members

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Andrew Biteen

Andrew works at Canadian Blood Services in Ottawa as a strategic consultant. Previously, Andrew spent 10 years in university programming and administration. Andrew has worked in Canada and the United States on programs expanding access to post-secondary education. He has visited 19 counties, including 5 across Africa, and looks forward to visiting more.

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Michael Chen

Michael is currently a Senior Financial Analyst at a consumer goods company and has a bachelor's degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University. Music has been a huge part of Michael's life ever since he picked up his first instrument at the age of six and he has personally experienced the empowerment that music education can bring. Michael believes in the ability for music to help the youth of Tanzania build key skills that extend beyond technique and is extremely excited to learn and grow alongside BWTM and the communities in Tanzania.

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Jenny Fan

Jenny is a Canadian music educator who spent 5 years teaching music in Singapore and is now teaching in Ontario. She is also a classically trained pianist and has taught music theory, concert band and ukulele. Jenny is passionate about the value of music education and its positive impacts on communities.

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Kevin Graham

Kevin is CEO of Sekurie.com, an entrepreneur, and strategic business executive within the technology sector driven to make a positive impact in the lives of all affected by Mental Health. He is also Father of two sons, Vodcast host and a community activist. Kevin will look to bring a new lense on branding and fundraising to BWTM as a new member of the Advisory Committee.

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Diana Matabwa

Diana who is from Kigoma, Tanzania earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from McGill University. She currently works for a software company as a business development associate. As a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, she is passionate about the empowerment of youth and women. She believes in the power education has in achieving this, and in creating opportunities for Tanzania's future leaders.

 

Scarlett Njeri Muguthi

Scarlett is a software developer at Shopify and former Mastercard Foundation Scholar. Scarlett is from Nairobi, Kenya.