Management Team


Ernie Fuller. MD, FRCS(Can)..
Dr. Fuller is the brother of the late Lillian Wright, and a physician with a life long interest in international development and "missionary medicine".  Although his international focus and experience has been in using and transferring his surgical skills to national hospital staff through short and long term stays in six countries, he has also served on the Boards of three organizations doing development.  As current Chairperson of Sauti Moja, he now enjoys expanded opportunity and experiences (beyond medical) to make a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged pastoralists in East Africa.



Cheri Wright Kaguah. MSW, Certificate Adult Education, B.A.(Anthropology/Geography).
Cheri decided at the age of 16 that she wanted to be a community development worker in sub-Saharan Africa, and that's just what she's been doing for much of her adult life.  When people ask her how she got into such a career, she explains that it's "the family business".  Daughter of Sauti Moja founder, Tim Wright, as well as the courageous and compassionate Lil Wright (in whose honor Sauti Moja was initiated), Cheri grew up with a heart for the people of Africa.  With years of community development experience including 7 years of living and working in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, and Botswana), she's thrilled to be able to support the work of Sauti Moja as a trustee. 




Larry Loewen-Rudgers. Ph.D Agronomy, M.Sc., B.Sc.
Larry has over 12 years experience in university research and teaching in both agriculture and international development.  He also has over 22 years experience in relief and development in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Somalia and Nepal.  Most of Larry's international focus has been on program management, food security, sustainable livelihoods, agricultural research and more broadly focused community development in Sub-Saharan Africa.  He has extensive experience with the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania.




Sheila Stam
Sheila is a mental health advocate and program manager who has many years of international experience with various development agencies, including World Vision, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and War Child. She has managed programs in Haiti, Darfu, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Somalia.





Matt Helleman. B.Soc.Sc and a B.A.(Hons).
Matt has a background in policy analysis and advocacy with experience in both the domestic and international sphere. He also has a background in charities law and governance. His current interest is in communications, framing and public engagement as a catalyst for initiating policy change.




Operations and Administration:

Founding/Executive Director:
Tim Wright. M.Sc,B.A.,B.S.A,Diploma Education.  
Tim has a range of technical and management skills acquired over 35+ years of professional experience, including program management in six countries and consulting in eight other.  His relief and development expertise was gained through employment with the Government of Canada, Canadian Red Cross, NGOs (World Vision Canada and Food for the Hungry International), and church agencies (United Church of Canada and Presbyterian Church in the United States).  Tim’s international focus has been on program management, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods in rural African communities.


Communications and Program Management:
Lyn Bishop – Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP); Conflict Management and Mediation Certificate; Peace-building & Development Certificate
Lyn Bishop is a human resource professional with expertise in international development as well as peace and conflict resolution.  She has worked with several international humanitarian agencies – World Vision, Red Cross, Mkombozi Street Children, GTZ, etc. – in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Tanzania, Panama and Haiti.  In 2005, she joined Tim and Corey in founding Sauti Moja, and currently, provides full-time leadership in organizational development, marketing using social media, and peace-making among tribes in conflict.

Joanne Allgoewer. MA Economics, International Community Development Certificate. 
Joanne's diverse background includes working as a Policy Analyst with the Canadian Department of Finance & Treasury Board Secretariat and heading up her own company, allgorithms inc., a distributor of computer training products to the non-profit sector.  Joanne is a relative newcomer to International Development but has established strong relationships with the Maasai community in Longido, Tanzania, during three 3-month visits there, working as a volunteer in various capacities.


Africa Programs Advisor:
Corey Wright. Ph.d Anthropology (candidate), M.S.W (Community Development), B.A. (Sociology). 
Corey has worked in international community development for the past ten years in primarily Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.  His area of specialization is participatory community programming, indigenous people, HIV/AIDS, and natural resource governance.  He’s received international acclaim for his research and work with Maasai and HIV/AIDS and more recently, issues concerning the politics of land governance in Tanzania.


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