Amanda Shatzko, M.A., is an internationally recognized leader in creativity, cultural diplomacy, and community development. She was a professional artist, athlete, and director for twelve years and is now an elected Canadian government official. She advises governments, corporations, education systems, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. Advocating for the UN’s SDGs, Amanda served on the UNA-Vancouver board as Vice-President and now contributes to the Advisory Council while pursuing her Ph.D. at UBC. With an infinite passion for her research, Amanda advocates for youth and female initiatives and shapes the future of creative leadership to make positive and impactful policy decisions. A charismatic authority, she has received numerous awards, including recognition as Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Top 40 Young Global Cultural Leader, and a Multicultural Community Champion. She lives in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver, Canada.
Bukkie Adewuyi is a business leader with over 18 years of international consulting experience in internal audit, risk, corporate governance, accounting, and tax, having worked with big audit firms like PwC, Deloitte and Grant Thornton in South Africa and Nigeria. She is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Certified Internal Auditor. She is currently the head of an Internal Audit division in the Credit Union Industry in British Columbia, Canada. With her extensive experience from sitting on various boards and committees for organizations such as the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and ACCA, she has relevant experience working on boards and applying her mind to the fiduciary duties placed on board members. She has also worked with Non-governmental organizations and participated in an international leadership exchange program between the UK and Nigeria. Thus she understands and identifies with the need for organizations such as Impact Toolbox in today’s society.
Rahel Losier is a scholar who has studied in Senegal, Romania, France and Canada. She is currently exploring historical archives in Spain, Cuba and Algeria as part of her Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about history and transnational solidarity exchanges between Africa, Europe and South America. Rahel has a strong passion for lifting the voices and actions of changemakers. Rahel has previously worked as a volunteer coordinator, community advisor and camp coordinator for a women’s community center. Rahel understands what it takes to grow a successful business venture in the Okanagan and the business terrain. She hopes that she can use her experiences in any way that she can in helping Impact Toolbox grow and make more social Impact.
Founder / CEO
Segun Fatudimu is a social impact strategist and coach with expertise in developing training and tools that help social ventures scale their impact and become financially sustainable. He has over nine years of experience working on youth development, social entrepreneurship, healthcare, and education projects. He has dedicated a large part of his career to empowering young social change makers by discovering, coaching, and connecting them to professional development opportunities. Segun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Ibadan and a Civic Leadership and Non-Profit Management certificate from Appalachian State University. He graduated with honours from the prestigious University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy with a Master of Arts in International Development and Policy. As a result of his contributions to youth development and social innovation, Segun has received several local and international recognitions.
Kelly has dedicated her professional career to developing the leadership capacity, emotional and cultural intelligence, and professional skills of young people worldwide. She became the Executive Director at the Future Leaders Foundation in June 2019, managing an exclusive network of outstanding young leaders. Kelly played an integral role in developing and executing President Obama’s signature public diplomacy program between the U.S. and the African continent, the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). While working on YALI at the U.S. Department of State, she was a liaison between U.S. diplomatic missions in Sub-Saharan Africa and U.S. higher education institutions that hosted 1,000 of Africa’s most innovative young people each summer. Additionally, Kelly managed Generation Citizen’s Global Network for Youth Action to build international civic education organizations’ capacity to increase civic engagement among youth. Kelly obtained a Master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Education Entrepreneurship.
Strategic Partnership Advisor
Jamia Jowers is currently a security fellow with Truman National Security Project, and serves as president of the Chicago Refugee Coalition Board of Directors. In her former position as Director of the Obama Foundation Scholars Program at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Jowers previously served as the associate director of student recruitment and global outreach as well as worked for the office of academic leadership, advancement, and diversity where she fostered a diverse and inclusive campus community through initiatives aimed at underrepresented minorities. Jowers was a staffer with the National Security Council (NSC-African Affairs) and spent two years in the multilateral affairs office advocating for human rights and United Nations reform. In her position with the African Affairs Directorate, she was instrumental in the US-Africa Leaders Summit, which focused on trade, investment, and security on the continent. While in the Multilateral Affairs office, she contributed to the Atrocity Prevention Board, the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, and the Presidential Memorandum on International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQ Persons. Jowers received her BA in political science from the University of Illinois and her MA in international relations from Salve Regina University.
Professor Jesse Lutabingwa is the associate vice chancellor for International Education and Development and professor of Public Administration at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. He is responsible for providing leadership in, advocating for, supporting and pursuing Appalachian’s global engagement efforts. He has been instrumental in establishing numerous partnerships between Appalachian and several institutions around the world. He has more than 30 years of experience in international education and international development. As part of his work, he seeks to make a positive difference in people’s lives and communities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics with a Political Science minor, a master’s degree in International Development Management, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. He has published two books and numerous research articles. Jesse has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe.
Passionate about developing solutions at the intersection of innovation and social impact, Andrew leverages 20 years of software industry experience and a diverse social sector background. After years as a software engineering leader, he co-founded Impaktfel, a social mission-based business that serves nonprofits, social enterprises, and entrepreneurs. Through innovative processes, technology, and data, Andrew helps organizations continuously improve to execute effectively, innovate, and scale. Andrew is an active mentor at 1871 and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, supporting social entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders as they navigate a startup’s different stages. As a partner at Social Venture Partners Chicago, Andrew supports the growth of innovative nonprofits. Impact Toolbox’s goal to provide equitable access to aspiring social entrepreneurs aligns closely with Andrew’s beliefs and work. He is excited to support its mission to empower those with ideas that will positively impact the world.
Design and Innovation Advisor
A forward-thinking design and innovation leader with an extensive background in leading and implementing design and UX initiatives rooted in research and strategy, both locally and internationally. She leads diverse, cross-functional teams focused on developing and deploying new services, products, and business strategies across industries. She has executed high-impact design programs spanning digital, public sector, health care, retail, utilities, consumer products, and mobility. She is a passionate educator and has taught and developed academic courses and corporate training curricula featuring cross-functional participation and international collaboration.
Areas of expertise: Human-Centered Design + Research, Health Care Strategy, Product + Service Development, User Experience + Innovation, Education + Training, Data and Design, Strategy and Collaborative Leadership
Community Engagement Advisor
Oluwaseun Ruth Ayodipe is a dedicated civil servant with over eight years of experience working with the Nigerian and Canadian governments. Oluwaseun led multidisciplinary research teams focusing on value chain systems and economic growth strategies that promote the financial inclusion of marginalized groups, such as unemployed youth and women. She currently coordinates activities of the largest social media Nigerian community in British Columbia- a community created to provide settlement assistance and support to Nigerian newcomers in British Columbia. In 2016, Oluwaseun represented Nigeria in the Young Professional Internship Program (YPIP) of the West African Health Organization (WAHO). In 2017, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) named her one of the top thirty innovators of Gender in Agribusiness Investments in Africa (GAIA). She is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow.
Ifeoluwa Damilola Kehinde
Ifeoluwa Damilola Kehinde is an SDG and youth development advocate. His active involvement in Youth capacity building has allowed him to lead several youth groups on social interventions. He motivates young people worldwide to be changemakers anywhere they find themselves. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Management from The University of Ghana and a Master’s degree in Health Management and Data Intelligence from EM-Lyon Business School, France. His work experience spans the field of diplomacy and international relations, project management, human resource management, health care service and delivery, and organizational management.
Temitope is a social impact strategist, researcher, and program manager with vast experience in program planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research. She is passionate about education, social inclusion, mental health, and youth development. Temitope holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Temeoweidoubra Ebikabowei is a Content Creator and Communications Strategist. She is experienced in social media marketing and has worked as a brand ambassador and active member of many marketing and communications teams. She is also interested in international relations and diplomacy.