Vitaly Djuma, Executive Director
Elena has worked for more than 15 years in the field of HIV services. 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.
Iurii has more than 8 years of experience in the non-profit financial management. He is an expert in budgeting, donor reporting, development of financial policies and procedures, management accounting, organizational activities analysis and other financial aspects of non-governmental organizations’ work. He has experience working with several international organizations, including the Global Fund, USAID, CDC, Alliance UK, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Yale University etc.
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 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.
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. He also had been 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).
Yuri is involved with HIV response in Ukraine from 2013 onward. As program director of a Ukrainian CBO “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.
Alexandr Paluyan, Communications Officer
Alexandr has been involved in the response to the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for more than 12 years. He has experience in public relations in national and international organizations working with different populations on HIV and human rights issues. Had been a leader of an LGBT organization in Belarus.
Although Olga’s profession is not directly related to charities, she is glad to contribute to charitable activities through accounting and grant management.
Galina Gavrilova, Program Assistant