Staff & Board

 

Staff
Chris Brandt, Executive Director

Chris Brandt, Executive Director

With 10 years at Universal Music, Chris managed the sales & marketing of over 6,000 releases a year. He owned his own independent record label, worked in band management, as a magazine music editor and, as the host of an independent radio show for more than a decade. Chris spent 3 years as the president of the board of directors for Music BC. He created and teaches the Music Business program at BCIT, which covers every aspect of the modern music industry. These same techniques are applied to the awareness-raising activities of Music Heals. Outside of the music world, he teaches weekly yoga classes and regular workshops, and contributes to yoga teacher training programs.
Kellie Corbett, Program Manager

Kellie Corbett, Program Manager

Kellie brings her experience executing the charity initiatives at the Dayhu Group of Companies to Music Heals, where she manages donations, gifts, and administration of various programs and funding efforts.
Board Of Directors
David Barnett, Board President

David Barnett, Board President

David Barnett is an active member of the Real Estate Community as both an owner and Executive Vice President of the Dayhu Group of Companies, a Western Canadian investment, development and property management company based in Vancouver. David’s passion for music is exemplified by his 15 years of special event management and promotion in a wide range of the music industry. This includes band management, bookings, production and promotional services to corporations, venues and musical acts.
Dr. Susan Summers, PhD, AVPT, MTA

Dr. Susan Summers, PhD, AVPT, MTA

Susan has worked as a music therapist for 27 years with adults and older adults in residential care and hospice care. She has a current healing and vocal psychotherapy practice, focusing on the power of singing and the voice for change and transformation. Susan was the director of the KickStart Choir for the Society for Disabilities, Arts & Culture, is on faculty in the music therapy department at Capilano University, is the past President of the Music Therapy Association of BC and is a former Vice President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. She is actively involved with FACTBC, the Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC, and serves on the boards of Arts Health Network Canada and Arts Health BC. She is a graduate from Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program.
Patrick Zulinov

Patrick Zulinov

Much of Patrick's 25 years in the Vancouver Music Community has been spent overseeing Promotions and Publicity with Sony Music Canada. He also played a major role in the launching of Shore 104 FM as Music and Program Director for the station’s first 3 years. At Shore, Zulinov helped create initiatives such as the “Music Saves” campaign & the “Adopt An Instrument” program. Patrick is also co-founder and organizer of the annual Music Therapy Ride which has raised over $700K for Music Therapy programs. He’s Director of Sync and Artist Relations with Hyvetown Music Publishing and Manages Western Canada for RPM Radio Promotion.
Rob Calder

Rob Calder

Rob has spent the better part of two decades managing and performing with bands like The Salteens, Stars, 54-40, The Cave Singers and The Belle Game. Currently Rob co-manages Boompa and Tonic Records, two independent record labels and artist management companies which represent some of Canada’s diverse indie talent, including Woodpigeon, Dralms, We Are The City and Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer. Rob is also a seasoned producer, having executed photo-shoots for Kokanee, Vitamin Water and Rolex as well as commercials for George Strombolopolous and Nikon. In 2010, Rob formed Secret Study to connect brands with talented musicians and artists in order to create meaningful and memorable engagements. Secret Study has since become a go-to agency for developing content, platforms, and experiences and has worked with TELUS, Newcap, Astral Media, Hootsuite, and the Squamish Valley Music Festival.
Carol Wiedemann

Carol Wiedemann

Carol has been a music therapist and musician in Vancouver for over 15 years. In addition to her music therapy position at BC Children’s Hospital, Carol is the Coordinator for Music Therapy Programs at the Vancouver Native Health Society. She is also the Coordinator of the Bandwagon Projects, which offers valuable funding and mobile recording equipment to further music therapy programs throughout BC.