Meet the Solemen staff and volunteers

Management Team

Jero Mangku Made Ariawan

Jero Mangku Made Ariawan is a well respected politician and Hindu priest in Bali. He is extremely passionate about supporting and protecting Balinese culture and it’s people.

Robert Epstone

British Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Robert co-founded of Yayasan Solemen Indonesia alongside Beat Schmidt de Gruneck. Robert is a past ‘Rotarian of the Year’ who is now passionately focussed along with his team of dedicated humanitarians to facilitate sustainable development in the Community across the whole of Bali.

Sarah Chapman
Head of Outreach

Sarah is a UK qualified nurse with 28-years experience working in NHS hospitals. Sarah co-founded the Outreach programme at Solemen in 2012.

Adeline Ong
Head of Finance & Operations

Adeline has been volunteering with Solemen since 2014. As one of the Head of Divisions of the charity, she together with founders Robert and Sarah make up the management and executive office of the organisation.

Gavin Cole

After moving out of the corporate world, Gavin has found he now has the time and opportunity to give back to the Indonesian Community. He is passionate and committed to the Solemen cause and the opportunity to change lives for the better. Gavin enjoys communicating The Solemen story, networking with people and assisting with creating sustainable fundraising.


Tamara Bleszyński

Indonesian actress and model, has been generously donating her time, energy and much needed supplies to Solemen’s ‘Solebuddies’ since 2015. The support from her and her followers has been invaluable to Solemen.

Admin Team

Augustine Waas
Administration & Finance Officer

Augustine is a fastidious worker who is responsible for financial transactions various revenue donation and expenses for Solemen. She manages all accounts, payroll, inventory merchandise, processes and monitors Legal documents for Solemen.

Sukri Hamdi
Solemen House Caretaker

Sukri ensures the smooth running and upkeep of the Solemen House. His job helps to reduce some of the stresses ‘Solebuddies’ and their families experience during difficult times.

Agus Eko Prasetyo
Solemen Housekeeper

Agus is responsible for the cleanliness, catering and smooth running of the Solehouse. He cooks nutritious food for the Solehouse and the Sanglah Hospitals patients.

Ni Kadek Kariani
Solemen Housekeeper

Tina is responsible for the cleanliness, catering and smooth running of the Solehouse. She cooks nutritious food for the Solehouse and the Sanglah Hospitals patients.

Ninda Puspita
Merchandise Manager

Ninda is responsible in merchandise stock (inventories, merchandise orders, contacting customers, invoices and payments).

Outreach Team

Ayu Wirmayanti
Outreach Team Coordinator

Ayu organises and coordinates all outreach activities. Her responsibilities range from, but are certainly not limited to, booking doctor’s appointments, conducting outreach administration and organising donation. Ayu is an integral and invaluable member of the outreach team.

Yuvi Astika
Deputy Outreach Team Leader

Yuvi is a kind and very charming person. He joined our team in 2014.
He is the right-hand man of Sarah Chapman, who is the Head of Outreach. He is responsible for conducting assessments, visiting ‘Solebuddies’ as well as collecting data and photographs of ‘Solebuddies’. He is extremely caring and treats all our ‘Solebuddies’ with dignity.

I Gede Sumartama
Qualified Nurse

Gede has recently join the team as a qualified nurse. His time is divided between Sanglah Hospital and the villages.

Dika Triono
Outreach Assistant

Dika has been with Solemen since 2014. He is responsible for accompanying all ‘Solebuddies’ to Sanglah Hospital for treatments. Dika is highly capable and extremely compassionate. He accompanies and cares for all ‘Solebuddies’ without any complaints.

Dedi Murniawan
Outreach Assistant

Dedi is responsible for focusing on mental health patients. He is very capable and experienced.

Sang Gede Susanta
Outreach Assistant

Dode is responsible for accompanying all ‘Solebuddies’ to Sanglah Hospital for treatments.

Kadek Numiana
Outreach Assistant

Kadek is responsible for dropping off and picking up ‘Solebuddies’. He spends everyday in the field. He is a kind and friendly person and handles all ‘Solebuddies’ with respect.

Ni Kadek Kariani (Tina)
Solemen Recovery Centre Housekeeper

Bu Jero
Solemen Recovery Centre Housekeeper part time


Kadek (Made) Dana
Live in Caretaker

Ancillary Staff

Ilham Efendy


Dr Nova Aula

Nova is a general practitioner who began volunteering with Solemen in May 2016. Nova is energetic, enthusiastic and passionate to be able to help Solemen’s ‘Solebuddies’.

Dr Rai

Dr Rai is a psychiatrist from Wangaya Hospital.

Karen Young

Karen is giving a lot of her time to help Solemen.

‘Cricket’ Matheson

Cricket is helping Solemen in various sectors.

Susan  Scherer

Bali Government Supporters

Dr. Ir. Tjok Oka A.A. Sukawati, M.Si

Vice Governor of Bali

Agung Yuniartha

Endorsed by the Head of Bali Government Tourism Office

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