Senior expert on NGO sector – including skills in NGO management, capacity development, advocacy, drafting of public policies on civil society and community participation. Familiar with current trends and issues in Ukraine's civil society, knowledge of NGO networks inside Ukraine and other FSU countries. Specialization on health NGOs, worked on issues environmental protection policy, service delivery projects, participated in multi-sectoral institutions at the regional level and in national-level NGOs.More than 20 years of experience in civil society development in Western Ukraine, including work with faith-based organizations of various confessions. Extensive training and proposal development experience.
Ivano-Frankivsk University,Department of Political Science, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk Theological Institute, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
1990 – 1995
Ivano-Frankivsk Medical College, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
1984 – 1988
NGO – Regional Western Ukrainian Charity Fund “Solidarity”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Director, 1998 – present
Runs a Western-Ukrainian HIV Resource Centre, that has a 14+ years experience on HIV prevention programs in Western Ukraine including funded by Global Fund, UNDP, based in Ivano-Frankivsk.Since 1998, the Fund "Solidarity" has successfully introduced into the Ivano-Frankivsk region more than 50 regional projects.
2000-2002 Director of the regional Project "East - West: cooperation for a healthy future" (funded by Counterpart International)
2004 -2014 Director of the West Ukrainian Resource and Training Centre NGOin 7 regions of Western Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk Region Public Association “Our Town”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Director, 2007 – present
Strengthening democratic principles and public self-governing, provided by human capital as the highest value, that is free and active personality, that becomes a major factor in the formation of a strong state, economy and society in general
Director of the west Ukrainiandepartment of information of the web-site “OSTRO” http://ostro.org
Director of the project
Financed by the National Endowment for Democracy (USA)
Regional reporting and press monitoring programs; monitor reporting by the regional mass media; and track reporting on issues such as environmental protection, separatism, anti-Semitism, and constitutional reform in the national mass media.
Editor of newspaper
Newspaper “West Ukrainian newspaper”Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine 2007 – 2012
Teacher of the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy of the Prearpathian State University (Ivano-Frankivsk) since 2008 till present.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
City Council, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Deputy, 1998 – 2006
Elected in 1998 and again in 2002 to represent the district and the city in all relevant matters before the City Council of Ivano-Frankivsk. Voted in 2004 by the media as the most active of the 60 City Council members and the one who most fights for the interests of the people and was among the top three in the other categories considered (most principled and authoritative).
Association members are deputies of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council, Ukraine
Leader, 2002 – 2006
Association members are deputies of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council. Association is actively involved in advocating transparency in city government and in promoting programs which promote the general welfare of all members of the city regardless of their socio/economic status.
Association members were 15 deputies of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council. Association was actively involved in advocating transparency in city government and in promoting programs which promoted the general welfare of all members of the city regardless of their socio/economic status.
Since 2004 - Member of the Rotary International
Head of theExpert Grant Council of the SorosRenaissance democracy programsfor the Westernregions of Ukraine (2004- 2005)
Chairman of thePubliccontrolcouncil in the penitentiary department of Ivano-Frankovsk region (since 2007 till present)
Vice Chairman of theAll-UkrainianCoalitionof NGO of Ukraine (since 2009 -2011)
Introducing the modern standards of journalism for providing the high-quality informing of the public about social, economic and political processes in Ukraine, 2008
Conference “NGOsocial workin penitentiary institutions”, 2007
International AIDS Conference, 2006, member of the national delegation.
London, Great Britain
“International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health”, 2005
Washington, DC and Memphis, Tennessee, USA
“NGO Development”, American Councils Open World Program, 2003
Chang May, Thailand
XV International AIDS Conference 2002
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
International Methadone Treatment Conference, 2001
“Civil Society/Government: Partnership for Expanding the Response to the Epidemic”, UNDP Program, 1999 - 2000
Author of the book «Stereotypes of Galician(Western Ukraine) (publicism, policy), 2009
English: fluent, Ukrainian: native, Russian: native, German proficient, Arabic elementary.