Three experienced Program Managers have joined TBEC team in August 2020:

Samanta Sokolowski: She has been working in the fields of HIV and TB prevention for over 20 years, working with several organizations, both governmental and non-governmental.

One of her main focus of work is the collaboration with and strengthening of civil society in the fight against these diseases.

She is particularly interested in the topics of gender and LGBTIQ issues.

Olha Tsviliy: She has almost 13 years of experience in TB program management (since 2007). She has an education in pedagogical, social work, and public health management and skills in ACSM, policy analysis, writing of policy papers and informational materials, training courses development and conducting, project management, monitoring and evaluation, making design and conducting researches, evaluations and situation analysis.

She is ahead of “Stop TB Partnership. Ukraine” Secretariat, previously she worked in NGO “Labor & health social initiatives”, in “Bureau of social and policy researches” and in “Coalition of HIV-service organizations”. Also, she has consultancy experience in some international organizations, including UN agencies and the Council of Europe.

Olha’s fields of expertise are: TB, HIV, social services and social policy, amalgamated territory communities, ethnic minorities, human rights, and others.

Khrystyna Vilyura: She started her public health career in the area of TB control and prevention in 2011 and was responsible for the implementation of the nationwide information campaign «Stop TB in Ukraine». Also, Khrystyna was coordinating the regional experts in advocacy, communication and social mobilization activities in all regions of Ukraine as well as the National TB Hotline.

Khrystyna has experience in strengthening the capacity of national and regional non-governmental organizations, developing the program instructions and guidance for regional stakeholders, conducting training, and other events.

Before joining TBEC as a Senior Program Officer in Alliance for Public Health, Khrystyna was providing technical assistance and support to NGOs, quality control, and quality assurance measures and evaluating the efficiency of project activities in regions, coordinated the procurement procedures for national HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Also, Khrystyna provided technical support for community-based organizations within the transition period from the donor to state financing of prevention programs in Ukraine.

Ms. Vilyura also has experience in communication with government agencies as she was working in mass media in one of the largest business associations in Ukraine.

We wish our colleagues professional achievements and success in the fight against TB!