Promoting sustainable Music Therapy practices in underserved communities through the empowerment and training of women.


Global Community Music Therapy



Our Vision


Umoja is the Swahili word for "unity". Founded in 2014 Umoja Global Community Music Therapy strives to bring sustainable music therapy services to underserved populations globally. We are an associate member of The World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT), and currently our work is based in East Africa. We have served communities throughout Kenya and Uganda.With a focus on female empowerment, Umoja functions as a resource and advocacy body for the promotion and establishment of music therapy services. We envision that music therapy educational programs will be available in the near future, that communities of need will have more accessibility to services and that women will be the pioneers of this evidence-based field. 

Our Team

Cara Smith


Brooke Hatfield

Vice President 

Kristina Casale


Jenna bollard

Resource Specialist


We are currently planning our next service trip to East Africa. If you are a Music Therapist, Music Therapy student or have a background or skill that you believe would be a good contribution to our efforts fill out the application below. Do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions!


Every single donation goes directly towards our mission and keeps our program running. Please consider a donation of any size.  


Are you a Board Certified Music Therapist? Sign up for our Certification Board-Approved course "The Engine of Cultural Humility" for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. 
Brought to you by Medicinal Melodies LLC CBMT Approved Provider # P-183 in partnership with Umoja Global Community Music Therapy. 

Umoja Global Community Music Therapy is a US IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization EIN# 82-2621408

288 Drs James Parker Blvd Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Cara Smith (908) 489-3847 

Brooke Hatfield (856) 471-7508

Kristina Casale (213) 465-0316

Jenna Bollard (860) 639-3087


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