The Inspiration Movement
for Arts Leadership and Social Change

Anna-Lisa Klages

Anna-Lisa joined Inspiration in December 2015 and has since been responsible for the global projects management. Art, psycho-social trauma responses and international development have long been the focus of her academic interest. She holds a B.A. in Art Therapy from Stenden Hogeschool, Netherlands and will complete her M.A. in Social Work with Specialization in Crisis […]

Nakato Mary Gorrette – Project manager, Mirembe

Nakato Mary Gorrette graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Industrial Art and Design at Nkumba University. She also got a master’s degree majoring in multimedia crafts at Kyambogo University. She participated in a number of trainings and conferences related to arts and social entrepreneurship. After Bachelor’s degree Mary owned and operated a small shop […]

Sailas Okwairwoth – Country Director

Sailas Okwairwoth is the country director at Topaz-inspiration. Sailas comes from Pakwach, Uganda. Holds a BA in Development Studies (first-class honors) and a Master of Public Health from Uganda Christian University (UCU). He volunteered at UCU as a teaching assistant (tutor) and participated in several academic research projects, including a study of Gender-Based Violence and […]

Bruno Sserunkuma

Bruno Sserunkuma graduated with a B.A (F.A), and M.A (F.A) and PGDE from Makerere University. He is currently lecturing ceramics in the Department of the Industrial Art and Applied Design at Makerere University. He has been involved in a number of research and projects promoting crafts, including, gender and development (GAD) small project, Artists in […]

John Kyewalyanga – IIA Mentor

John graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bugema University in Uganda. He also attended Makerere University Business School where he graduated with Diploma in Accounting. John has 12-years’ experience in finance and administration. He served at credit and banking institutions and at education institutions in Uganda. At the banking sector, John worked as […]

Dr. Kizito Maria Kasule

Kizito Maria Kasule is the founding director of NIAAD (2009), a private art institution which offers diplomas and certificates in Art and Design, and currently the Dean of the Margret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University. A graduate of Makerere University, Kizito holds a PhD in Art History and MAFA in sculpture […]

Sharon Gill

Sharon has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in design from Bezalel Academy and a master’s degree in Historical studies from Tel Aviv University. She has a lot of interest in the academy world. She had the pleasure of serving as the Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC (2008-2010).  I collaborated with both […]

Or Greenwald

After his return to Israel following his service at the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, FL as the Director of Jewish Life he decided to maintain his civic involvement and joined Topaz Board with the mission to promote social activism in Israel and across the globe.  As a board member, he is trusted to […]

Tamar Alkobi – Mirembe

Tamar Alkobi is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and creator who leads global organizational processes, combines humanitarian perspectives with high-end business solutions. She promotes entrepreneurship, sustainability, female empowerment and innovation in strategic projects of organizations and entities. Tamar is studying BA Studies in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration at the IDC Herzliya. She has worked in Uganda, Australia […]

Ronen Koehler

Ronen is a skilled inter-disciplinary executive and consultant with both a technology and military background. His experience includes nearly 40 years in the Israeli Navy, including 17 years as an active service member. While active, Ronen served as a commander in the navy, both a missile boat and a submarine captain, and as an internal […]

Hagit Erlich

 Hagit cares. She cares about the planet we live on, the air we breathe, and also the leaders who lead us. She cares and believes we can create equal opportunities for everyone. She wishes uniqueness and creativity prevailed and not everyone looked alike, that each and every one of us will be able to bring […]

Lir Alter

Lir Alter is a social media ninja and a Jewish gangster fan.  She graduated in Political science and communications from Tel Aviv Uni, and also got her master’s degree in US-Israel relations and American Jewry from Haifa University in the Reduerman program, where she wrote her thesis on Jewish and Italian gangsters in Prohibition time […]

Shai Pardo

Shai Pardo is a multidisciplinary artist. He studied painting at Kalisher Institute in Tel Aviv. He exhibited in Israel and abroad. Shai lectured and taught art and photography at Avni Institute, the Institute of Art in Bat Yam, and in many other projects. He founded the Gallery of the Institute of Art in Bat Yam, […]

Vered Levy Unger

Vered Levy Unger is a multidisciplinary artist and  author. She uses the arts as a means of connection between people, between cultures and between man and Makom: which can mean God or place, the inner and outer places. Her art focuses on social and environmental issues. Vered   engages  in entrepreneurial community projects combined with the […]

Dj Diana Up

22 yrs on decks, expert dj of dance music, private events, parties, corporate events, night clubs and festivals. Producing and inventing event concepts including dance, art and movement workshops, since 2006. Among other things, co-creator of Midburn project and the first Djane to play in Sinai peninsula parties and festivals. Has performed also in Germany, […]

Keren Bittan Shemesh – Mirembe’s chairwoman

For the past ten years Keren has served as the director of the social responsibility and student welfare and financial support department at the Shenkar College of Design, Art, and Engineering, Ramat Gan, Israel. As part of her role, Keren promotes and directs over 20 projects, programs, and academic courses which integrate academic discourse with […]

Eliana Schejter

Eliana Schejter is an Israeli artist and actress, Born in Jerusalem to Argentine parents Eliana holds a master’s degree in theater from Tel Aviv University, teaches acting, theater and storytelling, and is a lecture in theater teaching at David Yellin College in Jerusalem. She has taken part as a creator and actress in a number […]

Gafnit Salvi

Gafnit Salvi learned at the art academy in Jerusalem. In the last 27 years she is the promoter of The Template Of Peace Youth Movement in Israel, and founder member of the GET School in Israel, developing of models of education to the 21st Century. And the  funder  member and the developing international youth activity […]

Prof. Rivka Lazovsky

Prof. Rivka Lazovski

Professor Rivka Lazovsky is a Professor in Education throughout the life time [from birth to Golden Age included], an experienced Educational Counselor, an academic Lecturer and Researcher in Education and Counseling  who published many articles and books,  a Social Activist since she was a young girl. She has more than 30 years of management experience. […]

Shmuel Sorek

Shmuel Sorek is the chairman & general manager of Topaz. Mr. Sorek is a Mechnical engineer with close to 40 years of senior management experience of various companies, factories and of associations, and active public service. Born in Jerusalem to a Holocaust Survivor mother and Second War veteran father, he started his professional career as […]