Byra Danaa (Finance Administrator), she/her

Byra (she/her) joined CommunityWise in October 2021. Her educational background is in Economics. She has nine years of work experience in different organizations in jobs related to finance and accounting. She has worked for CHF International’s Support to Enterprises and Economic Development project funded by USAID in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a loan officer for three years and for the Mongolian Red Cross Society as a finance officer for a year. Currently she also works part time as a Finance Administrator for the Arusha Centre Society. She believes NGO’s play an important role in building and strengthening communities, promoting social justice, supporting to the community development. She’s very proud to be involved in NGO’s work.

Courtney Edwards (Fund Development), she/her

Courtney joined CommunityWise to support fund development. In addition to experience with grant writing, economic development, and public policy, she is currently completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology. Courtney believes mental health, individual wellbeing, and thriving communities are critically linked, so she balances work with yoga, cooking, and science fiction.

Philip McCutcheon (Operations Coordinator), he/him

Philip McCutcheon (he/him) is committed to supporting non-profit and grassroots organizations working towards inclusive and equitable social change. Thrilled be a part of CommunityWise since 2011 in a various roles and capacities,  Philip brings a wide range of approaches, acknowledging the diverse needs and experiences of people working in or visiting the centre as well as the accountability that goes along side this.  Philip has a background in community development in wide ranges of application.