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Anya-Bazilo

Anya Bazilo

Anya has been with Music Camp International since 2003, when she first became a Music Camper in Kyiv. She later became an MCI administrative assistant, helping implement Music Camps all over Ukraine. Due to the war, Anya left her position with the EU in Kyiv and relocated to Ireland to be with family.  There she co-founded Ukrainian Action in Ireland, an NGO that represents Ukrainian interests and needs in Ireland. One of her most unforgettable MCI projects was a concert "Ukrainian Children - European Recognition" in Strasbourg, during Ukraine's Chairmanship at the Council of Europe in October 2011.

Deanna Gardiner-Garcia

Deanna Gardiner-Garcia

Deanna received her BA degree from Corban University in Salem, Oregon and General Elementary Teaching Credential from California State University, East Bay. Deanna taught in public school for 10 years. In addition to education, she has a passion for travel and helping those who are marginalized and vulnerable.

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Dave Burns

As our newest Director, Dave brings a special expertise in Strategic Planning along with a network of powerful musicians and world changers. 

For 17 years, Dave served as Director of Adult Programming for Mount Hermon Camp and Conference Center in Felton, California.  In 2022 he transitioned into a new position as Director of Strategic Partnerships - connecting leaders, companies, and organizations with their future development plan.

Additionally, Dave is a classically trained musician - trained in piano, arranging, and composing. He has a passion for jazz, as well as Rhythm and Blues. Dave has worked in music technology, owning his own company, Circuit Services, and has done marketing and instrument sales in the music industry. Dave has an extensive performance background and has played with countless groups, as well as managing his own band, Burns, Renwick, & Rags.

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Gabriel Enache

Gabriel is a software developer that develops applications used in the automotive industry. At age 4, Gabriel became an orphan and was raised by an NGO called SOS Children's Village. Rotary Club was an important sponsor for SOS and gifted Gabriel with his first personal computer. At the age of 14, he had the chance to become a founding member of Interact Club (Rotary's club for teenagers) and he took it. 

In 2014, Connie came to the Rotaract Club in Cluj Napoca in search for a partnership and volunteers to start the first Music Camp for Pata Rât, the marginalized community living in the landfill area outside Cluj. After hearing Connie talk about empowering children through music and helping them develop, Gabriel decided to volunteer and help make that dream a reality because it resonated with him and his core values. Ever since, Gabriel has followed Connie on this journey because he knows better than most how important it is for a child to be heard, supported and have good role models, especially for those for whom life is not so fortunate.

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Jim Fortunato

After spending several years in music, Jim changed careers to become a senior representative with Health Markets Insurance. His distinguished career of over 35 years has awarded him numerous company awards and career titles. In 2002 he fulfilled a lifelong dream of "giving back to those in need" when together, with Connie, they formed the Canticum Novum Corporation, the parent company of Music Camp International. His support of that dream has taken him to both Ukraine and Romania several times. He has served on the Board of Directors since its birth in November, 2002.

Rakesh Wanga

Rakesh Wanga

As a Tech Executive with 25+ years of experience in leading Fortune 50 companies, Rakesh possesses a diverse skill set in Global Strategy, Product, Engineering, and Operations. He specializes in e-commerce Trust & Safety, FinTech, and AI Products and has completed an Executive program in Artificial Intelligence from MIT, alongside an MBA from Symbiosis University. His strategic vision, innovative thinking, and deep industry knowledge have driven growth across various markets and geographies, delivering exceptional results. He has built high-performing teams that excel in meeting the ever-evolving demands of the marketplace."

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Xandy Barry

Xandy Barry is an award-winning multiplatinum songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. His songs and compositions have appeared on screen and in soundtracks for many feature films including the Academy Award winning Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse, Marvel's The Avengers, and many others. Additionally, his compositions have been used in hundreds of television shows in the United States and abroad.

He is the co-owner of WAX LTD, an independent record label with over a billion streams on Spotify. He is also co-owner of AUDIO WAX a joint venture with Universal Music, providing curated music for film and television across the globe. A 12-year member of the recording Academy, he also supports Musicares.