Our Team

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

Executive Director

Ivanka Shalapatova

i.shalapatova@detebg.org

“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 financial 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 strongest motive for my work are the sparkling with joy eyes of the children and their shining faces when they feel loved.”

 

Board of Trustees

Aneliya Dimova

Aneliya Dimova

Board member

Aneliya Dimova

Georgi Kamov

Georgi Kamov

Board member

Georgi Kamov

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Board member

Gergana Ivanova

Ekaterina Panova

Ekaterina Panova

Board member

Ekaterina Panova

Dr. Metodiya Chadikovski

Dr. Metodiya Chadikovski

Board member

Dr. Metodiya Chadikovski

Kapka Stoykova

Kapka Stoykova

Board member

Kapka Stoykova

Silviya Tsanova

Silviya Tsanova

Board member

Silviya Tsanova

Mariana Taseva

Mariana Taseva

Deputy Executive Director

Projects and Advocacy

Ivelina Ivanova

Ivelina Ivanova

Team leader Organizational Development

Vanya Kaneva

Vanya Kaneva

Team leader Advocacy and Projects

Ekaterina Dureva

Ekaterina Dureva

Organizational Development expert

Dobroslava Stoilova

Dobroslava Stoilova

Projects and Social Work Expert

Dimitar Ivanchev

Dimitar Ivanchev

Project Coordinator

Communication and social responsibility

Lyuba Spirieva

Lyuba Spirieva

Communications Manager

Dilyana Maneva

Dilyana Maneva

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

Antoniya Popova

Antoniya Popova

Partnership Development Expert

Dobrina Kisova

Dobrina Kisova

Partnership Development Expert

Svetlana Todorova

Svetlana Todorova

Partnership Development Expert

Vasilena Naydenova

Vasilena Naydenova

Communication and Event Management Expert

Viktoria Petrova

Viktoria Petrova

Communications & Social Media Expert

Finance and Accounting

Atanas Tzanov

Atanas Tzanov

Financial Manager

Veneta Todorova

Veneta Todorova

Chief Accountant

Alena Nikolova

Alena Nikolova

Senior Expert Reporting and Analysis

Darina Madzharova

Darina Madzharova

Accountant

Human resources and Administration

Yulia Ushovska

Yulia Ushovska

HR and Administrative Director

Atanas Glaveev

Atanas Glaveev

Administrative Systems Manager

Mariana Sokolova

Mariana Sokolova

Office Manager

Miroslava Balashova

Miroslava Balashova

Labor and wages Specialist

Zornitsa Hristova

Zornitsa Hristova

Receptionist

Radoslav Nikolov

Radoslav Nikolov

Information Security Expert

Stanislav Ivanov

Stanislav Ivanov

Human Resources Expert

Social Services Centers

Aleksandar Malinski

Aleksandar Malinski

Regional Manager Sofia

Tzveta Nedeva

Tzveta Nedeva

Manager Development of social services and initiatives

Community Support Centre “For children and parents”-Plovdiv

Mariyana Kostadinova

Mariyana Kostadinova

Social Work Team Leader

Elena Panayotova

Elena Panayotova

Administrative secretary

Viktoria Bogdanova

Viktoria Bogdanova

Partnership Development Specialist

Maria Urilska

Maria Urilska

Social Worker

Stela Aleksandrova

Stela Aleksandrova

Social Worker

Margarita Cherneva

Margarita Cherneva

Social Worker

Tsvetelina Ganeva

Tsvetelina Ganeva

Chief Expert Early Childhood Development

Sibila Slavcheva

Sibila Slavcheva

Social Worker

Hristo Spasov

Hristo Spasov

Kinesitherapist

Polina Tonina

Polina Tonina

Psychologist

Foster Care Centre

Desislava Penkova

Desislava Penkova

Foster Care Team Leader

Marieta Bozhanova

Marieta Bozhanova

Team Leader Social Worker - Foster care

Diana Rinkova

Diana Rinkova

Social Worker - Foster care

Diana Petrova

Diana Petrova

Social Worker - Foster care

Community Support Centre “St. Sofia”

Kiril Kirilov

Kiril Kirilov

Team Leader- Social Work

Ivanka Alipieva

Ivanka Alipieva

Community Support Center Coordinator

Vyara Panayotova

Vyara Panayotova

Social Worker

Desislava Ilieva

Desislava Ilieva

Senior Social Worker

Petya Uzunova

Petya Uzunova

Senior Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Raya Tsvetanova

Raya Tsvetanova

Senior Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Petya Yanachkova

Petya Yanachkova

Family Consultant

Katerina Kovacheva

Katerina Kovacheva

Psychologist

Fikrie Baydakova

Fikrie Baydakova

Social Worker

Gabriela Todorova

Gabriela Todorova

Social Worker

Margarita Halachliyska

Margarita Halachliyska

Psyhologist

Niya Lyutakova

Niya Lyutakova

Psyhologist

Children’s House

Aksiniya Georgieva

Aksiniya Georgieva

Team Leader - Family House

Korneliya Donova

Korneliya Donova

Childcare Specialist

Rositsa Grigorova

Rositsa Grigorova

Childcare Specialist

Antoaneta Ivanova

Antoaneta Ivanova

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

Colleagues on maternity leave

Gergana Pavlova

Gergana Pavlova

Senior expert Events and Campaigns - Communication and social responsibility team

Ana-Michaela Turneva

Ana-Michaela Turneva

Partnership Development Specialist - Communication and social responsibility team

Aleksandra Ilieva

Aleksandra Ilieva

Community Support Center Coordinator - Community Support Centre “St. Sofia”

Nadya Tabakova

Nadya Tabakova

Partnership Development Expert

Maya Vasileva- Danova

Maya Vasileva- Danova

Human Resources Senior Expert