Director Draper Together
Luisa’s passion for social issues and her local community brought her to initiate and be the co-founder of Draper Together and earlier, of the Draper Residents Association. Luisa is an award winner film director and is at present, completing her post-graduate degree on contemporary psychoanalysis.
Community Outreach Manager
Ishani likes to work closely with communities delivering arts-based, educational and socially focused projects to increase understanding between diverse groups. She was instrumental in establishing Draper Together as a new charity in 2017 and she has helped to raise considerable funding in the past year while helping to organise events on the Draper estate such as cultural festivals, live music concerts and theatre. She has a background in fundraising, events management and audience research.
Theatre Artistic Director
Stefania studied semiotics under the tutorage of Umberto Eco and Theatre with Luigi Squarzina at Bologna University. She started her professional career in music journalism, radio and television before founding Infallible Productions in 2007. A member of the Edinburgh Fringe Society and a long-standing collaborator of the London Film Festival, she is currently one of the four UK co-directors of the International Theatre Institute, the world’s largest organization for the performing arts.
Mysha Santini is a Motion Graphics Designer by trade. She specializes in graphics for TV, Film, and Web. Mysha’s work with Draper Together originally started as an animation teacher for the DFMA. Her work then expanded to working with Draper Together to refresh the brand and website. Now she is Draper Together’s UX/UI designer & also works on social media promos and print marketing design. You can see all her work with Draper Together here.
Brendan is a qualified carpenter with 35 years experience working in the construction industry. Brendan moved into Draper estate in 2013 and became involved with the Tenants association in the midst of the Draper house refurbishment: he used his experience within the industry to consulting the TRA on refurbishing’s matters ensuring good and positive communication between the residents and the contractors.
Paola Giraldo Henao
Chair of Trustees
A television exec with 20+ years experience as an independent producer and in the BBC, Mike brings his leadership and passion for community work to Draper Together. A Trustee since the inception, now as its Chair, Mike works closely with the Director to bring to life the inspiring vision that started this important project.
Finance and Governance Trustee
Comes from a Financial Services and Commodity sector background. ACCA affiliate member, graduated from London Metropolitan University in Accounting and Finance. Passionate about contributing towards local community and making noticeable improvement through governance.
Peter Wright is a local resident passionate to support initiatives that improve the lives of local people. As such Peter has been a great supporter of Draper Together since its initiation and became a Trustee in December 2017.
His skills in community management, event organisation and theatre stage management have made him a valuable member of the Board of Trustees and a vital support to the many initiatives and events held at Draper Hall.
Chair Draper Residents Association Committee
Born in Surrey to a British Mother and an Italian Father, I was raised and schooled in Rome, Italy and grew up bilingual.
A founding member of the Draper Residents Association, the organisation that gave life to Draper Together, I have held an executive position there ever since and am currently its Chairperson.
I have been working as an Archive Producer in television production since the early '90s andhave been involved in the Draper Film Academy, a precursor of the current Draper Film and Music Academy.
Kat has been a resident of Draper House since 2009. She was actively involved with the Draper Residents Association for 3 years before becoming a Trustee and Secretary for DT. She regularly leads various projects from craft groups to computer classes and feels passionate about building a strong community on the Draper estate and wider community. Kat has always had a great interest for craft: initially she was taught sewing by her seamstress mother, then she trained in tailoring and textile restoration and since 1998 hat-making for which she is currently in the process to join The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
Spencer Rowell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, artist and lecturer.
He has a private practice and volunteers offering psychotherapy. He is particularly interested in working with addicts and their families. He is passionate about the provision of services within a community setting that serve to improve mental health, with special interest in art therapy. He has published his PhD thesis on psychoanalysis and photography.