Vitaly Djuma, Executive Director
Vitaly has been involved in the response to the HIV epidemic for over 15 years, with a focus on the most affected populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). He has extensive experience in program management, strategic planning, and HIV and human rights advocacy. Vitaly holds a Masters of International Health from the University of Copenhagen.
Elena German, Program Director
Elena has worked for more than 15 years in the field of HIV services. She manages the Mykolaiv city based movement “Penitentiary Initiative”, which works with MSM in prisons, instructs new police units in Ukraine, and has thus far worked at the International Charity Fund (ICF) “Alliance for Public Health”. Her professional experience includes the organization and provision of technical support on various aspects of HIV prevention, such as trainings, the development of individual preventative interventions and country-specific packages of services for MSM, as well as the provision of technical assistance to MSM-service and LGBT organizations in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova.
Yuri Yoursky, Legal Issues Advocacy Officer
Yuri is involved with HIV response in Ukraine from 2013 onward. As program director of Ukrainian Public Organisation “Gay Alliance Ukraine”, Yuri was responsible for several projects related to protection of LGBT rights, and increasing public awareness of fundamental rights. In 2015, Yuri joined the organizing committee of the annual National Conference of LGBT-Movement and MSM-service of Ukraine.
Paata Sabelashvili, Advocacy Coordinator
Paata founded Georgia’s first-ever LGBT organization, and worked with a range of organizations in the areas of harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and STIs. He was involved in several regional and international networks and also served as a board member at ILGA Europe. In addition, he is also a member of Georgia’s Country Coordinating Mechanism. Paata has led nationwide advocacy campaigns and holds two masters degrees from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and Tbilisi State University (Georgia).
Gennady Roschupkin, Technical Support Coordinator
Gennady has been involved in the response to the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia since 1991. He has considerable experience in providing technical support to and developing the capacity of NGOs and affected communities. In addition, Gennady has significant expertise in preparing and conducting trainings on various aspects of HIV and STI prevention, social support, and on the monitoring and evaluation of social projects and initiatives.
Maxim Kasianczuk, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Maxim holds PhD and has extensive academic experience and has established himself as a high-level expert on MSM, LGBT, HIV/AIDS and human rights issues in Ukraine and other countries of the EECA region.
Alexandr Paluyan, Communications Officer
Alexandr has been involved in the response to the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia more that 12 years. He has working experience in public relations in national and international organizations working with different groups by HIV and STI prevention, protection human rights. Was a leader of LGBT-organization in Belarus.
Nelli Lomova, Accountant
Galina Gavrilova, Program Assistant