Our Team

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" - Ivanka Shalapatova

Our Team

Ivanka Shalapatova

My professional experience has been related with For Our Children Foundation since 1997 when I began working for the British charity organization “European Children’s Trust” as Administrative Assistant. A year later I became Project Coordinator and I started to manage two teams. Following a selection procedure in 2000, I was appointed a Director of the British organization. After its withdraw, I took the management of the independent Bulgarian non-government organization For Our Children Foundation, which inherited the resources of its British founders.

Together with my team we went through many significant changes in the organization, but we never lost the focus of our work – children`s rights.

Along with my main professional cause – the sustainable and responsible development of For Our Children Foundation, I developed my competences and experience in the work in networks abroad. I have participated in the management of three networks – in SEECRAN – South-East Europe, IFCO – specialized in foster care work and NGO Group for the CRC, which unites organizations from all over the world, working on the application of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In these networks I developed my apprehension of managing complicated processes for lobbying and advocacy of children rights in an international and intercultural context, as well as for the provision of publicity and qualified fiancial management and sustainability.

I am a straightforward and open-hearted person. I deeply believe in the beauty and good in life, I like the harmony and music. My optimism and self-will are the main reasons for the success in my life. I am a mother of two wonderful boys.

The strognest motive for my work are the sparkling with joy eyes of the children and their shining faces when they feel loved.

Board of Trustees

Maxim Behar

Maxim Behar

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Donika Rizova

Donika Rizova

Member of the Board

Kapka Stoykova

Kapka Stoykova

Member of the Board

Georgi Kamov

Georgi Kamov

Member of the Board

Silviya Tzanova

Silviya Tzanova

Member of the Board

Atanas Tzanov

Atanas Tzanov

Deputy Executive Director

Projects and Advocacy

Ivelina Ivanova

Ivelina Ivanova

Team leader Organizational Development

Tzveta Nedeva

Tzveta Nedeva

Analyzes and methods in early childhood development Specialst

Vanya Kuneva

Vanya Kuneva

Team leader Advocacy and Projects

Dobroslava Stoilova

Dobroslava Stoilova

Projects and Social Work Expert

Dimitar Ivanchev

Dimitar Ivanchev

Project Coordinator

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

Psychologist

Hristo Spasov

Hristo Spasov

Kinesitherapist

Anka Grozdanova

Anka Grozdanova

Rehabilitation therapist

Gabriela Sivrieva

Gabriela Sivrieva

Kinesitherapist

Stanislava Popova

Stanislava Popova

Psychologist

Milica Gocheva

Milica Gocheva

Early Childhood Development Specialist

Communication and social responsibility

Galq Getsova

Galq Getsova

Corporate and individual partnerships and communications Director

Lyuba Spirieva

Lyuba Spirieva

Communications Manager

Dilyana Maneva

Dilyana Maneva

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

Gergana Pavlova

Gergana Pavlova

Senior expert Events and Campaigns

Antoniya Popova

Antoniya Popova

Partnership Development Expert

Nadia Tabakova

Nadia Tabakova

Partnership Development Expert

Dobrina Kisova

Dobrina Kisova

Partnership Development Specialist

Ana-Michaela Turneva

Ana-Michaela Turneva

Partnership Development Specialist

Vasilena Naydenova

Vasilena Naydenova

Communication and event managment expert

Snezhanka Marinkova

Snezhanka Marinkova

Campaing and communication expert

Svetlana Todorova

Svetlana Todorova

Partnership Development Expert

Vesella Yordanova

Vesella Yordanova

Corporate Social Responsibility Assistant

Viktoria Georgieva

Viktoria Georgieva

Public Relations Expert

Ekaterina Dureva

Ekaterina Dureva

Expert Communications and Social network

Finance and Accounting

Ivilina Mangovska

Ivilina Mangovska

Chief Accountant

Alena Nikolova

Alena Nikolova

Senior Expert Reporting and Analysis

Human resources and Administration

Atanas Glaveev

Atanas Glaveev

Administrative Systems Manager

Maya Vasileva- Danova

Maya Vasileva- Danova

Human Resources Expert

Radoslav Nikolov

Radoslav Nikolov

Information Security Expert

Mariana Sokolova

Mariana Sokolova

Office Manager

Miroslava Balashova

Miroslava Balashova

Labor and wages Specialist

Social Services Centers

Lina Samandova

Lina Samandova

Regional Manager Plovdiv

Aleksandar Malinski

Aleksandar Malinski

Regional Manager Sofia

Community Support Centre “For children and parents”-Plovdiv

Mariyana Kostadinova

Mariyana Kostadinova

Social Work Team leader

Silviya Itova

Silviya Itova

Community Coordinator

Mariq Urilska

Mariq Urilska

Social Worker

Tanq Marinova

Tanq Marinova

Social Worker

Margarita Cherneva

Margarita Cherneva

Social Worker

Neli Kaneva

Neli Kaneva

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Todor Lalov

Todor Lalov

Psychologist

Tzvetelina Ganeva

Tzvetelina Ganeva

Early childhood development Expert

Foster Care Centre

Mariana Taseva

Mariana Taseva

Foster Care Centre Leader

Neli Stoichkova

Neli Stoichkova

Senior Social Worker

Desislava Penkova

Desislava Penkova

Team leader- Social Work

Diana Rinkova

Diana Rinkova

Social Worker

Diana Petrova

Diana Petrova

Social Worker

Marieta Bohzanova

Marieta Bohzanova

Social Worker

Evgeni Sirakov

Evgeni Sirakov

Social work - Foster care

Community Support Centre “St. Sofia”

Kiril Kirilov

Kiril Kirilov

Team Leader- Social Work

Aleksandra Ilieva

Aleksandra Ilieva

Community Support Centre Coordinator

Vyara Panayotova

Vyara Panayotova

Social Worker

Raya Tsvetanova

Raya Tsvetanova

Senior Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Desislava Ilieva

Desislava Ilieva

Senior Social Worker

Petya Uzunova

Petya Uzunova

Senior Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Dimitrina Hristova

Dimitrina Hristova

Social Worker

Petya Yanachkova

Petya Yanachkova

Family Consultant

Katerina Kovacheva

Katerina Kovacheva

Psychologist

Pavlina Samoilova

Pavlina Samoilova

Social Worker

Fikrie Baydakova

Fikrie Baydakova

Social Worker

Ivanka Alipieva

Ivanka Alipieva

Administrative Secretary

Children’s House

Aksiniya Georgieva

Aksiniya Georgieva

Team Leader - ``Family House``

Korneliya Donova

Korneliya Donova

Childcare Specialist

Rositsa Grigorova

Rositsa Grigorova

Childcare Specialist

Zlatka Todorova

Zlatka Todorova

Childcare Specialist

Gergana Tzekova

Gergana Tzekova

Childcare Specialist

Snezhanka Atanasova

Snezhanka Atanasova

Childcare Specialist

Ginka Stoyanova

Ginka Stoyanova

Childcare Specialist

Antoaneta Ivanova

Antoaneta Ivanova

Childcare Specialist