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September 25, 2020

By Janice Biehn

Friday, September 25 at 2 p.m. ET, all are invited to participate in a panel discussion as part of PWRDF’s Annual General Meeting. Representatives of PWRDF partners the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Partners In Health Rwanda and Village Health Works will discuss Partnership in the time of COVID-19. The panel will be live streamed on YouTube and you can submit your questions via the live chat. 

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Meet our distinguished panelists and moderator:

Musu Taylor-Lewis – Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Musu Taylor-Lewis

Musu is the Director of Communications, Fundraising and Public Engagement for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. She combines her education and prior experience in community economic development, communications and theology to motivate Canadians to get involved in the Foodgrains Bank’s work of ending global hunger. Prior to joining the staff at Canadian Foodgrains Bank in 2018, Musu worked as director of communications at Tearfund Canada, following over a decade of work with Christian service and public sector organizations in British Columbia.

Dr. Evrard Nahimana – Partners In Health Rwanda

Dr. Evrard Nahimana

Evrard is a physician from Rwanda with more than 11 years of healthcare delivery, health program management and operational research experience. He is currently working with Partners In Health (PIH)/Rwanda as Deputy Chief Medical Officer in charge of primary care and lecturer at the University of Global Health Equity. He also served as Director of Pediatrics/Women’s Health and District Clinical Director for Partners In Health. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, he has helped to coordinate Partners In Health support to districts and government for an effective and comprehensive response in three rural districts.

Wade Zamechek – Village Health Works

Wade Zamechek

Wade serves as Director of Development at Village Health Works, an organization confronting extreme poverty in rural Burundi. VHW has been one of PWRDF’s partners in the All Mothers and Children Count program. Wade has more than a decade of fundraising experience with a focus on health care philanthropy. He lives with his wife and two children outside New York City and travels often to Burundi.

The Right Reverend Jenny Andison (Panel Moderator)

Bishop Jenny Andison
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Bishop Jenny is a Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Toronto and Area Bishop of York-Credit Valley. She was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 and has served in the Diocese of Toronto, the Diocese of London (UK), the Diocese of Tokyo, and the Diocese of Ontario. She was elected Bishop Suffragan in September 2016 and consecrated on January 7, 2017. She represents the Anglican Church of Canada’s House of Bishops on the PWRDF Board of Directors. Bishop Jenny lives in Toronto with her husband and their three daughters.

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