Our Imbabazi Team
Emmanuel Mahagarara, Director
Apollinaire Nkurikiyumukiza, Director of Education and Children
Our Board of Directors
Rohith Pieris, President
Rohith took over as Honorary Chairman of the Board of Imbabazi in June 2016. Rohith has been in Plantation Management for over 33 years and is currently the Director General of Sorwathe, a tea company in northern Rwanda that has always had close ties to Imbabazi. He has provided leadership on many social development projects at companies in both Sri Lanka and Rwanda.
Teddie Muffels, Vice President
Teddie is the Agricultural Counselor at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kigali, Rwanda.
Ann Halsey, Secretary
Ann is Roz Carr’s niece and co-author of her memoirs, ‘Land of a Thousand Hills.’
Schadrack Niyonzima, Treasurer
Jan Ramer is a veterinarian who served as Regional Manager for Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda, and through this work found inspiration to serve on the Imbabazi board as well from 2009 until present. Jan was President of the board from 2013-2015.
Jonathan is a South African economist focused on trade and public policy. He worked extensively across East Africa, and particularly in Rwanda, from 2011 to 2015.
International Business Consultant
Katie received her PhD in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Between 2002 and 2012 she worked with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International as the Director of Karisoke Research Center in nearby Musanze, Rwanda. It was during this time that she met Roz Carr and the children at Imbabazi. Since leaving Rwanda, Katie has continued to support Imbabazi, serving a term as Board President from 2012 and 2014.
Assistant Scientist and Environmental Economist at Woods Hole Research Center
Founder of Volcanoes Safaris
Graeme is a former British diplomat who served as Executive Director at Imbabazi from 2013-2015.
Past President of Imbabazi and close friend of Roz Carr, Cally served as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Rwanda in Sri Lanka. He worked in Rwanda for 23 years during which time he served as a member of the Rwandan President’s Economic Advisory Council for nearly five years and was the Director General of Sorwathe tea company for 16 years.
Arjan currently works for the Department of Public Health in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is also a part-time staff member at the Department of Dermatology at the Amsterdam Academic Centre. Arjan still works for projects in Africa as a board member of the Koornzaayer and the Hoffknecht van Vuuren Foundations. Both foundations have contributed considerably in the past to Imbabazi.