Team

Meet the team

Audra Renyi
Audra Renyi
Executive Director

Audra brings experience from the private sector and the non-profit world. She holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a B.A. in International Studies, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed an executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. In the private sector, she has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street dealing with private equity firms. On the non-profit side, Audra has worked with Doctors Without Borders running the finances and human resources for a refugee hospital in Chad, served as the CFO of One Acre Fund in Rwanda, a non-profit agricultural organization, acted as Business Consultant for a microfinance organization in Kenya. Prior to World Wide Hearing, she worked as Director of Development at Canada World Youth, a leading volunteer exchange organization that has sent 35,000 young Canadian volunteers to over 60 developing countries.


Youla Pompilous-Touré
Project Manager

Youla ​oversees the portfolio of Canadian and international projects.  Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, she built an expertise enhancing organizational capacity to engage with vulnerable populations. For the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, CARE International, UNICEF and others, Youla led programs to protect human rights and provided guidance to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian programming. ​​ She has ​worked in Turkey, Madagascar, Haiti, Burundi​ and Bolivia​. ​ She has also conducted advocacy at the United Nations to mobilize support on issues of post-conflict peacebuilding and gender-based violence. Youla holds an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford, where she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. 


Stephen Potyondi
Project Manager

Stephen is responsible for designing and managing World Wide Hearing’s programs around the world. He has so far carried out hearing care projects on three continents. He is also in charge of technology research, training initiatives, grant writing, and volunteer management. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Alberta and has completed a social entrepreneurship program at the University of Santa Clara. Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, Stephen worked for the Department of Justice as a researcher and translator and for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a consular agent at the Canadian Embassy in France.


Frederic Elias
Technology Manager

Fred is a digital technology specialist responsible for overseeing World Wide Hearing’s new tech initiatives, such as the Global Hearing Loss Database, as well as acting as an advisor on technology use (hearing aids, hearing tests, patient record storage). He has extensive experience as a manager and coordinator of international development projects. Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, he participated in humanitarian missions for Doctors Without Borders in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo and developed social housing programs in Northern Quebec and in Haiti. He was until recently a Director of Operations for PixMob, a company he helped grow from 12 to 80 employees in three years. Fred has a MBA from HEC Montréal, as well as a degree in computer engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal.


Esther Jamieson
Project Officer

Esther is responsible for developing the Northern Hearing Initiative to improve hearing care services in Inuit communities on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Her activities include project management and coordination, research about hearing loss among First Peoples, and mapping existing hearing health data. She is an honours student of cognitive science at McGill University.

Joanna Anderson
Joanna Jeremy

Joanna provides logistical support for World Wide Hearing's Member Association. She is a public sector professional with a BSc (Econ) in International Politics and History from the University of Wales and has a strong background in social policy. Joanna has held several roles in government over the past decade, including Policy Officer for the Health Department of The Scottish Government and Housing Advice and Information Officer for The City of Edinburgh Council.