Our Team

Lejla Hadžić

Executive Director
Lejla is an architect specialized in architectural conservation and built heritage management.
Dealing with the complexities of cultural heritage issues is a choice I made for my life. Caring for, honesty about and passion for our heritage is something that inspires me on a day-to-day basis. I believe that people and monuments should never be targets.

Elena Mamani

Vice Director | Program Manager
Elena is an architect by profession, dealing with cultural heritage aspects since 2009. She has been closely involved in different activities that CHwB has undertaken in Albania, working with conservation and regional training.
I believe that I change things for the better, inspired by our heritage. There are no impossible achievements – all you need is to try, try, and try again.

Mirian Bllaci

Program Manager
Mirian is an urban planner and manager. Through experiences in the region and abroad, he has developed strong interest in designing and implementing activities aimed at connecting people and heritage.

Nedi Petri

Program Staff
Nedi is an architect working in the cultural heritage field. He is mainly involved in architectural restoration/conservation and community involvement.
I think that I have all the reasons to believe that we can learn so much from the past for building a better future… if we only had a little patience… and try to really listen, even just for a moment, what “the others” (from the past or present) have to say.

Anisa Mano

Program Staff
Anisa has finished her study in Political Science and is earning a Masters in Urban Social Development.
I believe that, as every problem has a solution, so does the preservation of cultural heritage. It is important to make the right choice, and there is no better way than if the solution comes from the combination of ideas and work in the community.

Enkeleda Roze

Enkeleda has finished her studies in literature, but also in the last 10 years she is involved in the work of different organizations in the field of cultural heritage. Gjirokastra architecture and its impact on tourism development in the city constitute the main interests in her work.
I think that we should not forget the beauty of the values that the past gave us, but we should protect and provide them to the next generation.

Ana Pekmezi

Ana is a young architect, a dream profession she had as a child. Since before she graduated, her main focus is in the cultural heritage and collective memory.

Guided by a passionate curiosity and a constant desire to learn, she has also experimented with Graphic Design and Photography.

Hajredin (Dini) Baushi

Logistics Officer

Dini is a professional driver, with his license since 1981, covering every category except motorcycles. He is the most capable driver and the one with the best sense of humor. Calm and respectful, he is our oasis of peace when coming back from field trips or inspection of monuments. There is no road that Dini would not take for cultural heritage.

Melinda Maliqati

Administration & Finance Officer


Melinda finished her  studies in business administration and since then she has been working mostly with NGO-s active in the fields of human rights, economic development and culture.
I think that culture heritage reflect values, beliefs and aspirations, thereby defining a people’s national identity. It is important to preserve our cultural heritage, because it keeps our integrity as a people.”