Team

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.

Anna holds master degrees in both Law and Economy and Society from Warsaw and Lancaster Universities respectively. She has previously held a position as the head of the legal group of the Council for Public Benefit Work in Poland and was a member of the Polish Prime Minister’s Social Economy Task Force where she was deeply involved in civil society-related policy work.

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

Senior Program Manager

Jerzy manages the Soultions and Services. He is responsible for the development of our donation programs, management of projects and educational activities, as well as implementation of new IT services & products for 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

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. She also coordinates MEGAPHONE camp.

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.

Maria Makowska

Maria Makowska

Training and Education Manager

Maria takes care of securing consistency in our approach to education and training across all projects in TechSoup Europe. Maria helps us strengthen our network in Europe in sharing educational content and deliver valuable trainings to non-profits.

Maria has a master’s degree in sociology. For the last 12 years, she worked for the School for Leaders Foundation where she was a project manager, a trainer and a board member. She was responsible for the development, management and supervision of national and international educational programs addressed to social and political leaders.  She has 10 years of experience in supporting groups as a trainer and educator, working mainly on topics such as social skills, leadership development, community empowerment and youth work.

She loves to spend her free time out of the city. She is convinced that bike is the best invention of humanity.

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.

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.

Dominika Potkańska

Dominika Potkańska

Project Manager

Dominika works in the Digital Transformation Program supporting NGOs working with youth on preparing on-line and off-line social campaigns.

Dominika graduated from sociology at the Warsaw University. She worked in the Foundation Institute of Public Affairs for nearly 8 years. She has experience in research and training projects in the field of migration policy, intercultural education and migrants and refugees integration in Poland and in the EU. She also coordinated a social campaign on migrant women in Poland under the slogan “See the Invisible”.

She spends her free time volunteering in the food cooperative “Dobrze” in Warsaw – practical alternative for both supermarkets as well as expensive ecological groceries. Dominika loves listening to Elvis Presley.

Joanna Surwiłło

Joanna Surwiłło

Project Manager

Joanna runs a media literacy program supporting activists and NGOs.

For 15 years, Joanna has been combining various activities in NGOs. She worked hand in hand with New Orleans citizens affected by Hurricane Katrina, she run educational activities for the children’s home in Moscow, she did financial education activities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Joanna is also a financial education trainer, developed training toolkit and an on-line course and she runs workshops in Polish, Russian and English languages. She Joanna believes that financial education, womenomics, and new technologies are one of the key elements leading to poverty reduction and social inclusion.

She is a doctorate student at the College of Economics and Social Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.

She likes to spend her free time travelling with her family. Joanna is a big fan of the English countryside, English 19 century literature and British cuisine.

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.

Agnieszka Kornas

Agnieszka Kornas

TechSoup Poland Manager

Aga is responsible for managing the TechSoup Poland: donation, discount, CSP, hardware and education programs and the overall development of the program to build tech capacity of non-profits in Poland.

Her educational background as a philosopher and a journalist enabled her to balance between words and numbers in professional life. For the last 10 years, she worked in IT & project management worlds:  software houses, start-ups and international corporation.

Outside of work, she is an active member of Couchsurfing and a couple of projects for the foreigner’s inclusion in Poland. Addicted only to healthy stuff: half-marathons and carrot juice.

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.

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.

Martyna Maciszewska

Martyna Maciszewska

HR Generalist

Martyna is responsible for the implementation of a number of HR processes: onboarding, ongoing HR administration, payroll, recruitment, training. She provides daily support for employees and managers in personnel matters.

Martyna graduated from clinical psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and before joining the TechSoup Team, she worked in the HR department at the DKMS Foundation for nearly 3 years.

She loves spending her free time with friends and family, enjoys visiting new places and watching thrillers, preferably psychological ones.

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.

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.

 

Natalia Espasiano

Natalia Espasiano

Business Analyst

Natalia works with clients and end-users to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement in existing processes and solutions at TechSoup.

She is a Business Analyst with over 7 years of experience in the software development industry with experience in onsite and offsite collaboration with multicultural teams. Also has Design Thinking experience by facilitating and contributing to deliver customer MVPs.

Besides that, Natalia also loves spending time with her cats, travelling, listening to music and watching movies.

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