Pragmatic, solution focused team
William Taylor – Head of Operations
William Taylor joined Shout-It- Now in 2011 as IT & Operations Manager. He is an expert in tech support and design for biometrics services for tracking of clients, counselling using online systems, and audio recordings of client sessions for audit purposes. Having spent over 25 years in the IT field, he has served as IT Manager and Senior Technical Manager for a number of companies, and has extensive experience in managing development and support teams.
Takudzwa Mabande – Head of IT
Takudzwa Mabande is the Software Manager at Shout-It-Now. He implements and maintains customised software applications that are used in the organisations operations, resulting in a highly efficient organization. He oversees a team of staff that maintain Shout-It-Now’s IT infrastructure, and is responsible for data extraction and report generation.
John Barton-Bridges – Chief Financial Officer
John has more than 30 years’ international experience in for-profit, private sector companies. He has extensive expertise in the areas of finance, management, strategy formulation and execution, and corporate governance. John has been employed in various types of companies, including; a global development finance institution, a large multi-national corporation, small private companies, and a family office in Africa. He has acquired his experience while working in developed markets (United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, USA, South Korea), as well as in emerging markets (Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, Asia, Middle East). John holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and his passion is assisting fellow Africans to thrive and prosper and to reach their full potential.
Cristianne Wendler – Behavioural Interventions Programme Manager
Cristianne has over 20 years of development experience, with an emphasis on health, particularly HIV/AIDS. For the last seven years, she's served in PEPFAR as the Community Grants Country Director in South Africa. Prior to that, she's worked on projects in other parts of Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and North America. Her development experience spans from the front lines as a humanitarian relief worker in Haiti and to a public health educator in a Burmese refugee camp to an HIV and AIDS curriculum developer in the US to a founding director for an NGO in South Africa. She has spent time in roles ranging from direct service delivery, program development and project evaluation through to roles in management, on boards and as a trustee. Her experience is alongside a Master’s degree in Public Health, Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science, a Bachelor’s certificate in African Studies and a professional qualification in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Vanona Slingers is an HR professional with more than 20 years’ experience. After completing her BCOM(HR) at the University of the Western Cape, she joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and later worked for companies such as Statistics SA, Department of Trade and Industry, Standard Bank and FUEL Online. During her 13 year stay at Standard Bank, she moved into a Performance Coach role and travelled throughout South Africa, Uganda and Malawi to coach at an executive level, as well as various other levels, throughout the bank. Prior to joining Shout-It-Now, she was a People Business Partner at Fuel Online. Vanona is a single mom to an 11-year-old daughter and is currently studying part-time for her ND: ODETDP.