HQ

TechSoup Europe HQ is based in Warsaw, Poland. It is Fundacja TechSoup that leads the design and delivery of TechSoup programs in Europe, including managing our network of Partners. We are a mix of technology and nonprofit experts with various passions – from civic tech, diving, ping pong to smart home systems design.

Anna Sienicka

Anna Sienicka

Vice President of TechSoup, Europe

Anna is responsible for coordinating both strategic direction and the day-to-day operations of the European hub for TechSoup Global. Both locally and across the region, Anna’s team works to deepen and strengthen ongoing TechSoup programs while building, testing and scaling new initiatives which show particular promise in leveraging ICT for civil society.

She loves to travel and be in the wild. In her free time she climbs, hikes, and dives.

Wojciech Rustecki

Wojciech Rustecki

Senior Director of Programs and Operations

Wojciech is responsible for all our programs and activities in Poland and Europe. He also manages our operational activities: finances, administration and HR management.

Before joining TechSoup Wojciech was the vice-president and managing director of The Unit for Social Innovation and Research “Shipyard”. He graduated from the University of Warsaw: International Relations and Management faculties.

Wojciech is interested in new technologies, sports, especially basketball; likes to plan new undertakings, but first and foremost he loves spending time with his family.

Michał Szwarc

Michał Szwarc

Senior Director Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

Michal is responsible for developing relationships with new external partners such as corporations, foundations, NGOs, government entities with whom TechSoup can co-create new services and offers as well as funding opportunities to accelerate Techsoup’s mission.

Michal works closely with various TechSoup teams and TechSoup partners to develop new service programs while ensuring alignment with and achievement of philanthropic and financial goals. He is also responsible for identification of service growth opportunities and creation of better adoption through offer improvements.

Michal gets inspiration by meeting interesting people around the world.

Luna Kalaš

Luna Kalaš

Community Program Director

Luna is in charge of consolidating and scaling TechSoup European community projects. She facilitates experience sharing among TechSoup European Partners and oversees community projects on civic tech, anti-radicalization, social campaigning, media and shrinking spaces.

Luna’s is a civil society development expert with experience in promoting civic participation, developing grassroots and cross-sectorial communities as well as advancing the third sector across Central and South Eastern Europe.

Magdalena Huszcza

Magdalena Huszcza

Senior Grant Manager

Magdalena is responsible for managing and coordinating a complex grants portfolio of Fundacja TechSoup.

Magdalena has a master’s degree in psychology. For almost 15 years she worked for Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives, where she started as a volunteer and ended as a vice president of its board.

Currently, she studies photography, she loves to travel with her camera and spent time capturing moments, peoples and places. Also, she is passionate about healthy cooking, baking and eating of course. She loves cinema, especially the Spanish one.

Jerzy Nowak

Jerzy Nowak

Program Development Coordinator

Jerzy manages the TechSoup Poland program and is responsible for the development of the technologie.org.pl donation program, management of projects and educational activities, as well as implementation of new IT services & products for Polish NGOs.

In his free time, he loves to go to a forest on a walk with his family, DIY tasks, dives in the warm sea water and discovering new interesting places in Poland.

Sun Park

Sun Park

Program Manager, TechSoup Europe

Sun is responsible for managing relationships with the European TechSoup partners, facilitating exchange of best practices between them, and scaling TechSoup Europe innovations. She also organizes and coordinates all the of the new funding opportunities that the Development team pursues.

She loves travelling, reading, watching Netflix, cooking, eating, and wild animals, especially sharks. Pretty much all her travels include some sort of animal encounter. She also really likes American college football but most Europeans seem uninterested in that.

Karolina Wysocka

Karolina Wysocka

Community Builder

Karo takes care of educational components of TechSoup Europe’s projects and capturing their methodologies. Passionate about community building. She organises our international events – specialised training, cross-sectoral conferences, hackathons, and camps.

Karo is an experienced civic educator and youth policy expert. She has worked with national and EU institutions and NGO platforms in Central Eastern Europe. Karo is passionate about civic participation, non-formal learning and civic tech.

Maja Durlik

Maja Durlik

Community Manager

Maja supports nonprofits in building better communication with their audience in Tech4Stories project.

For the last 5 years Maja has been working in various research and evaluation projects (she’s a sociologist) but in recent years she’s been also managing social innovation ventures (e.g. for the last 3 years Maja was also the coordinator for the European Social Innovation Competition organised by the European Commission).

Outside of work, Maja listens to way too many podcasts, she loves going on smaller and bigger trips around Poland, and as generic as it sounds loves everything Italian.

Nedim Useinow

Nedim Useinow

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Nedim is a Civic Engagement Coordinator and works on open data project in Ukraine – Apps4Cities.

Nedim has an extensive experience in the third sector, in the implementation of educational and civic projects focused on Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.

Nedim likes to study political history of other countries, and in his spare time he learns foreign languages and plays soccer. He cannot imagine his life without travelling. He is fascinated by the development of digital technologies and the opportunities they bring to human progress.

Kasia Zwolak-Szwechowicz

Kasia Zwolak-Szwechowicz

Communication Wizard

Kasia takes care of TechSoup Europe communication. She follows reach activity of each network Partner and spreads the word about it via www.techsoupeurope.org, social media or a newsletter. She also takes care of TechSoupers all over the world and partners so they know what her colleagues in Fundacja TechSoup do.

She is the mistress of nice infographics and funny movies.

Kasia loves mountains, nature and travelling with her family. If you have any question about TechSoup, she can help! Please write kasia@techsoup.org.

Ania Lenartowicz

Ania Lenartowicz

Project Coordinator

Ania coordinates the MEEt and Code initiative that supports nonprofits in organizing coding events for children and youth. She also prepares translations for our website, supports in validating nonprofits to Technologie.org.pl program and works on new services for NGO sector.

She loves to go to the mountains in summer and enjoy the fresh air. She is interested in the Japanese culture and plans to learn to programme.

Karo Dudzic

Karo Dudzic

Technologie.org.pl Program Coordinator, TechSoup Poland (maternity leave)

Karo coordinates the development of the TechSoup Poland website and Polish Donation Program – Technologie.org.pl. She manages the promotion of program’s activities as well as new partnerships and potential funding sources.

Karo holds a BA in Economics of Entrepreneurship. Apart from Technologie.org.pl Karo helped run the IT mentor and Professional NGOs programs.

She loves skateboarding, travelling and good food.

Marzena Młynarska

Marzena Młynarska

Senior NGO Support Specialist

Marzena helps organizations and institutions that apply for products in the TechSoup Poland Donation Program. She informs, clarifies, checks applicant’s eligibility and processes orders.

Before joining TechSoup Marzena worked in Data Contact company where she leads projects for key customers.

In her free time, Marzena listens to rock and punk music and is a big fan of a Warsaw Football team – Legia Warszawa. She loves to cook and bake cheesecakes.

Liza Nema

Liza Nema

NGO Digital Transformation Specialist

Liza takes care of  tech trainings for non profits and coordinates refurbished hardware program. She also contributes to our PR & marketing activities in Poland.

Liza has over five years of experience in marketing, PR and IT industry: she co-organized events for IT industry.

When she has some free time you can find her travelling, reading books or exploring Warsaw.

Khrystyna Pankiv

Khrystyna Pankiv

Junior Specialist

Krystyna supports our everyday operations, including NGOs validations as well as education, marketing, community building actions and projects.

 

Krystyna is just about to finish her Master in Management and Marketing department of University of Warsaw.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, learning foreign languages and new cultures.

Edyta Zientarska

Edyta Zientarska

Finance and Controlling Manager

Edyta coordinates the activities of the finance and administration team. On a daily basis, she deals with the settlement and reporting of projects carried out at the foundation. She takes care of the liquidity of the organization, prepares budgets, cooperates with the accounting and audit bodies.

Before joining the TechSoup team, Edyta dealt with, among others implementation and development of control tools. She studied at the University of Warsaw (UW) and at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), where she completed post-graduate studies in Controlling and Management Accounting. Edyta speaks Polish, German and English.

She loves her cat and hiking. When it’s warm she comes to work on a bike.

Kamila Szeliga

Kamila Szeliga

Office Coordinator

Kamila takes care of the FTS office, watches over its appearance and proper functioning. She is responsible for purchasing processes, contacts with suppliers and building administration. He coordinates the documentation workflow and keeps the foundation archive. He also organizes events. She is an enthusiast of her work.

Prior to joining the TechSoup team, Kamila worked in the finance department of one of the Warsaw advertising agencies. S

he is interested in psychology and pedagogy. She spends her free time with her 4-year-old daughter, Zosia.

Kamila Harasik-Smolinska

Kamila Harasik-Smolinska

People and Culture Manager (maternity leave)

Kamila acts as a People and Culture Manager. At TechSoup, she is responsible for the implementation of key personnel processes, implementation of numerous projects in the area of “soft” HR, providing ongoing support for HR employees and managers as well as coordinates of payroll processes. Kamila is also involved in activities related to the communication and employer branding of the Foundation and the implementation of local and international initiatives and projects in the area of HRM.

Kamila has a degree in Economics from Rzeszow University in Poland and accomplished her post-graduate education in the HR Business Masters Program at Warsaw’s School of Economics.

Kamila loves to spend time with friends, reads fantasy and crime novels and watch Marvel movies. When possible, she enjoys travelling throughout Europe and discovers interesting places.

Marta Kasprzak

Marta Kasprzak

Interim P&C Manager

Marta works in TechSoup’s Warsaw office, on HR processes, recruitments, soft and hard HR tasks, and administration.

Marta has been gaining experience in HR for about ten years.

In her spare time Marta loves to take a bicycle trips and read s-f books. She is also a member of local photo club where she mostly takes pictures of abandoned places. Last but not least she really enjoys doing nothing.

Natalia Jamioła

Natalia Jamioła

Finance Assistant

Natalia supports the payment and business trip process inside our organization.

Natalia is a student at the University of Warsaw. She likes numbers and people.

Outside of work and study, she might advise you about fitness and Zumba dance.

Karolina Ceglarska

Karolina Ceglarska

Senior Manager, Partner Services

Karolina is responsible for the team operations and adjusting to the ever-changing environment.

Before joining TechSoup, she’s worked in IT corporations for seven years – starting with admin and analyst roles and advancing to senior managerial roles. She’s also had a yearlong episode in a financial institution, where she was responsible for business processes.

Karolina’s passions are motorcycles and motorcycle adventures. In six years of riding, she’s travelled not only all over Poland but also had a chance to experience more exotic landscapes, for example, the Himalayas. She also enjoys everything in the sci-fi genre – books, movies and other media.

Jeffrey Lapointe

Jeffrey Lapointe

Manager, Partner Services

Jeff coordinates workstreams of the Partner Services team and manages its engagement in global projects. He also works on organization’s business development with global partners while working to optimize all processes.

Before joining TechSoup, Jeff worked in many places including Viacom International Media Networks where he led the digital department for MTV Europe.

Jeff likes travelling, meeting new people and is also interested in philosophy and mysticism. He used to work as a cook while travelling and is very fond of food and bringing people together.

Oleg Sakharov

Oleg Sakharov

Associate Program Manager, Partner Services

Oleg coordinates in-country individuals and organizations supporting European countries, providing trainings, working on invoicing. He supports corporate partners by providing the Programs knowledge and business tools expertise. He also updates the Global Programs by bringing the solutions and improvements to the Global Expansion Platform.

Oleg likes to travel, and his goal is to cover all the European countries in the next 3 years. He’s afraid of rats. Calm, cheerful, modest.

Giorgi Tavadze

Giorgi Tavadze

Validation Services Specialist, Partner Services

Giorgi is an AIESEC intern dealing with Validation Services in Our Global Donation program.

Giorgi has been very involved around topics such as diplomacy, politics and technology – particularly interested in technology and the European Union Digital Agenda. He has also worked in many NGO activities in Georgia, managing several projects.

In Giorgi’s spare time, he is interested in cinematography, philosophy and politics but also enjoys learning as much as possible about other cultures.

Maciej Długołęcki

Maciej Długołęcki

IT Manager

Maciej manages of our growing IT team in Warsaw. His main task is the transformation of the existing TechSoup global platforms to the new CTP based solutions.

Since 1999, Maciej has been working in the IT field over time gaining good experience in the software development, project management, and managing teams of software engineers.

In his spare time he Maciej likes: automotive, mobile electronics, robotics, electronics, smart home systems, remote control over internet.

Mehmet Emin Aydin

Mehmet Emin Aydin

Intern - Junior Project IT Manager

Mehmet studies Advanced Analytics – Big Data at SGH.

As an Intern, he will work within TechSoup Global Operations team in supporting software donations and validations programs.

Mehmet enjoys CrossFit, watching films from far East Asian countries and collecting books (and reading them as well).

Filip Jurkiewicz

Filip Jurkiewicz

Cloud Products Support Specialist

Filip works in TechSoup’s Regional CSP, based in Warsaw and supports our TSGN European Partners in provisioning cloud products to eligible non-profits.

Filip is an IT specialist, a graduate of the University of Lodz.
Prior to TechSoup he has been working in Symantec in a cloud team, supporting international corporations and companies in scope of IT security, both e-mail and web.

Outside of TechSoup, Filip spends time with his family, he likes to listen to a good music and extends knowledge of emergency medicine.

 

Sebastian Kowalczyk

Sebastian Kowalczyk

Cloud Products Support Junior Specialist

Sebastian is a cloud expert who supports the Cloud Services team in providing the best solutions for NGOs.

Sebastian graduated from Warsaw University of Technology – Faculty of Transportation. Now he is on his Master Degree Programme Innovation Management at Warsaw School of Economics.

Since 2002 Sebastian has been a diabetic person treated with insulin. As an experienced diabetic together with his software developer friend, he decided to create personalized Diabetics Assistant, called LowSugar.

Sebastian is really keen on capital market and sports activities. He has been practising volleyball for almost 5 years.

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