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Audra Renyi

Executive Director

Audra brings experience from the private sector and the non-profit world. In the private sector, Audra has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street. 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, and acted as Business Consultant for a microfinance organization in Kenya and worked as Director of Development at Canada World Youth. Ms. Renyi holds bachelor’s degrees in economics (Wharton School) and international studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed an executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. She was named Wharton Top 40 under 40, recognized as the Young International Leader of Quebec by ARISTA, named a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum, and received the Governor General of Canada's Innovation Award. 

 
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Youla Pompilus-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. 

 
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Anton Günther

Technical Project Manager

Anton is the technical lead for World Wide Hearing’s technology projects, such as remote audiology systems, and is in charge of evaluating and deploying smart devices for remote hearing screenings. He is a sound engineering specialist with extensive experience in the design of audio devices and the development of sound processing algorithms. Prior to World Wide Hearing, he worked for Sonovax Europe as a car audio engineer and for TWO PI Signal Processing Applications as a hearing aid engineer. Anton holds a master’s degree in acoustics from Aalborg University (Denmark), a pre-master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Dresden University of Technology (Germany), and is certified as an audiology assistant.

 
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Ludivine Ventura

Project Manager

Ludivine is the project lead for the Teleaudiology Cloud. She is also responsible for coordinating mass screening projects in Asia and Latin America, and developing last mile delivery models. Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, she was a fellow at The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation working in their impact investing team. She has experience in corporate banking and project finance as a business and credit analyst for BNP Paribas, and in international development projects related to microfinance. She has worked in Canada, France, Japan, and Mexico, and speaks four languages. Ludivine holds dual master's degrees in management from the Grenoble École de management (France) and in finance & strategy from Georgia Tech (USA), and is certified as an audiology assistant.

 
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Tamim Zaraina

Accountant

Tamim is responsible for World Wide Hearing’s finances. He manages the complete accounting cycle, cash flow, and budgets, payroll and expenses, completes audits, and prepares financial statements. Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, Tamim was a founding partner of SCIC CPA Inc., an accounting services firm. Tamim has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Concordia University, John Molson School of Business (Canada).

 
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Orly Fruchter

Connector

Orly oversees external relations and philanthropic initiatives. Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, she built an expertise in marketing and communication around social challenges and vulnerable populations around the world. As marketing and communications manager for JDC and Teach First Israel, she led marketing and communication plans and managed resource development initiatives. As a programs manager, Orly has managed international development initiatives in Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Nepal and Philippines. With a focus on the field of disabilities, she has worked with public and private sectors in Israel, Nepal, Philippines and the United States on developing services and programs to promote independent living. Orly holds an M.B.A. from the Bar Ilan University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Concordia University. 

 
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Stephen Potyondi

Project Manager

Stephen is an advisor on the design and management of World Wide Hearing’s programs around the world. Between 2011 and 2016 he co-developed and launched hearing care projects in Jordan, Guatemala, Vietnam, and Nunavut. He is principal grant writer for the organization and was previously in charge of technology research, training initiatives, and volunteer management. Prior to joining World Wide Hearing, Stephen worked in human resources and consular affairs at the Canadian Embassy in France. He also has experience as a researcher for land claims trials for the Canadian Department of Justice and as an administrator at the University of Alberta. He holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Alberta (Canada) and is a GSBI alumnus of the University of Santa Clara (USA). 

 
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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.