BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bidur is a Co-Faculty and Education Outreach Professional in the Larner College of Medicine’s VT LEND Program.He is a Founding Director, Board Member and former Secretary of Vermont Hindu Temple, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2015. Bidur has a Master of Environmental Science from AIT/Thailand and a Master of Public Health from UVM. Bidur is an effective advocate for a vibrant community which is rich with opportunities for all to succeed.
Bob has had a long career working in business management and volunteering on many productive boards for over 40 years of service. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the non-profit and business sectors, is a clear thinker and a straight-shooter, and energetically supports opportunities for all young people to achieve their full potential.
MARTHA THIEI MACHAR
Martha is the Deputy Finance Officer for the City of South Burlington, having earned her Master of Accounting from UVM in 2012. Originally from the Sudan, she is a former Board Member at the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, and is dedicated, with husband Akol Aguek and family, to inspiring harmony within her community.
Rich is Director of Brand and Creative Services at Select Design in Burlington, the host and producer of a podcast for music fans, The Age Old Question, and a long-time Board Member at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington VT. A husband and father of five boys, Rich is also a professional musician and lead singer with The Sweet Remains. We're grateful for Rich's enthusiasm for GBCC and his dedication to young people in our community.
Christa feels honored to be working with such inspiring, professional and accomplished artists to establish a vibrant youth chorus here in the greater Burlington area. A wife and mother of five children, she is a graduate of Dartmouth College with degrees in History and Studio Art, and believes it is a perfect time to gather young people and work toward the goal of building something beautiful.