Team

TechSoup Europe headquarters is based in Warsaw, Poland. It is Fundacja TechSoup that leads the design and delivery of TechSoup programs in Europe, including TechSoup Polska, and manages the TechSoup Global Network of NGO partners in the region. TechSoup also has a charity based in London, UK, working under the name “The TechSoup Trust”. This office works across a wide range of programs with a focus on global data services. 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 the strategic direction of the TechSoup Europe which is part of the TechSoup Global Network that consists of 69 of capacity-building organizations, and serves 1,100,000 registered NGOs, within over 8 billion euros delivered in technology tools and philanthropic services. Her background includes employability, social enterprises, social and digital inclusion, civic technology, as well as the development of friendly policies and legal environment for civil society.

Anna holds master degrees in both Law and Economy and Society from Warsaw and Lancaster Universities respectively. She was a member on the Minister of Labour’s Public Benefit Work Council and the Polish Prime Minister’s Social Economy Task Force in Poland (under D. Tusk’s administration).

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

Paul van Haver

Paul van Haver

Vice President, Global Data Services

Paul van Haver joined TechSoup in 2011 and is responsible for the creation and execution of TechSoup’s global data strategy and for a set of new services spanning from NGOsource to all NGO validation services. Based out of the U.K., Paul also oversees strategic projects and relationships related to global NGO eligibility and NGO information services.

Prior to working for TechSoup, Paul held technology and data-centric leadership positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cap Gemini, ASE Consulting, Congizant, and Sapient. This involved large business transformation programmes at The Telegraph, BskyB and the U.K. Ministry of Justice, and complex emerging technology programmes across multiple industry sectors.

In his spare time, Paul loves long walks and visiting the SW coast with his labrador Benny.

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.

Jonathan Toomer

Jonathan Toomer

Senior Director of Global Data Services

Jonathan joined TechSoup in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing delivery across all the services in the GDS portfolio. Based in the London office, Jon works extensively internationally with GDS Strategy team and product leads, as well as the TechSoup Global Network to ensure that new ideas are clearly developed and matured into realistic concepts for new offerings.

Jon brings 15 years of experience leading technical project delivery and operations teams. Before joining TechSoup, he worked with the International Health Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) as a consultant leading key projects.

Jon spends much of his spare time with his family on trips, homework and all their activities!

 

Magdalena Huszcza

Magdalena Huszcza

Director of Grant Program Operations

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.

Sun Park

Sun Park

Senior 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.

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.

Magdalena Pieńkowska

Magdalena Pieńkowska

Program Manager, TechSoup Polska

Magda is responsible for managing all TechSoup program activities in Poland. This includes donation, discount, CSP, hardware, education, community and VAS programs carried out in Poland. She is also managing the overall development of the program to build tech capacity of non-profits in Poland.

Magda has been involved in the entertainment, production and marketing industry for nearly 20 years, including 12 years as a team leader. She co-created and managed the Special Projects Department in Multikino (currently Vue Entertainment Group). As Marketing Director at Platige Image, she was responsible for the studio’s comprehensive marketing communication. In Stellar Fireworks she was a producer of the multimedia water theatre show for amusement parks.

She’s a proud mother of twins. She is constantly on the move, so the best thing she can do for herself is attending yoga classes. A huge fan of Disney animations, sailing and snowboarding.

Miles Maftean

Miles Maftean

Senior Project Manager

Miles runs a media literacy program supporting activists and NGOs from CEE.

Miles is a Senior project manager with 10+ years of experience in both academic and policy projects that aim to safeguard democracy throughout Central and Eastern Europe. He completed his Doctorate in Political Science at the Central European University, holds an MA in Political Science (CEU), and a Postgraduate Degree from Georgetown University in Legal Interpretation.

Previously Miles has worked in the technology start-up sector as a Product Owner of BOLD’s largest European asset, managing both the product deliverables and managed a multi-national team. He has also worked in the U.S. Senate as a Communications Specialist and was a reporter for various newspaper outlets (i.e. The Chicago Tribune).

Maja Durlik

Maja Durlik

Community Manager

Maja is our researcher, MEGAPHONE organiser and webinar producer.

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.

Klaudia Grabowska

Klaudia Grabowska

Project Manager

Klaudia manages Scaling the Digital Activism Hub, a project focused on expanding and scaling our  efforts related to Resource Hub platform.

She is an activist working at the intersection of new technologies and humanities. She has 12+ experience initiating and leading bottom-up and institutional projects in the area of digital transformation. Being on a constant learning curve, she implements in her work design thinking foundations and believes in research-based actions and human-centered design.

She graduated with a Master’s Degree in medieval history at Warsaw University, where she investigated old manuscripts with their beautifully painted stories of terrors and wonders.

She loves escapades into the wild: hiking, diving, polish forests and lakes. Never refuses a scrabble or neuroshima match.

Maria Makowska

Maria Makowska

Training and Education Manager

Maria takes care of securing consistency in our approach to education and trainings across all projects in Tech Soup Europe. Maria helps TS Europe team strengthen our Partner Network in Europe in sharing educational content and deliver valuable trainings to non-profits.

Maria has a master’s degree in sociology. Before joining TechSoup she worked for School for Leaders Foundation where she was a project manager, a trainer and a board member. She was responsible for 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. In collaboration with different NGOs she has developed several manuals and educational tools for trainers and youth workers.

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

Noemi Gryczko

Noemi Gryczko

Training Manager

Noemi focuses on creating positive learning experiences online and offline. She is involved in a number of ambitious educational projects that offer participants the real value: they build their competences, inspire independent exploration or stimulate self-confidence.

She worked in the United Nations Program (UNDP). She co-created and implemented the Library Development Program for 4500 institutions – the part of the Global Libraries of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On behalf of the British company Freeformers, she implemented the Digital Skills Development Program by Facebook targeted at 15,000 young people in Poland.

She graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics.

In her free time, she travels or just doing nothing. She has been “working from wherever” for over 5 years. Challenges and benefits of working remotely she pictures on her blog.

Karolina Dziełak

Karolina Dziełak

Training Coordinator

Karolina supports activists and NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe as a training coordinator.

Karolina has a 9 years’ experience in the delivery of cultural, educational and socially-engaged art projects in Visegrad Group and Central Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Catalan cross-border region and Scotland. She’s a member of BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders network.

She completed Ethnology MA studies at the University of Lodz and Cultural Marketing postgraduate studies at the University of Warsaw.

Karolina spends her free time as a video game geek and used to work as a video games localisation tester for a while.

Mark Semoil

Mark Semoil

Content & Engagement Specialist

Mark is from Spain and lives in Barcelona for the last 3 years. He creates online engagement strategies and manages content.

He previously worked with international humanitarian aid and wildlife protection NGOs as a digital marketing consultant to create and implement online fundraising, advocacy and branding campaigns.

Prior to moving to Barcelona, he worked at Google for 3 years as a digital marketing and paid media manager in Dublin, and 2 years as a partnership manager at YouTube in London during which Mark helped local news organisations to implement YouTube’s livestreaming products.

When not working, Mark is usually outside the city, hiking and camping. His dream is to own a camper van to explore all the national parks in Europe with his partner.

Nedim Useinow

Nedim Useinow

Project Manager

Nedim is our open data master and manages an open data project in Ukraine – Apps4Cities.

Nedim has 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.

Agata Miazga

Agata Miazga

Head of the TechSoup Europe Digital Transformation Program

Agata is responsible for building and leading a team in TS Europe, and for aligning all our digital transformation area projects.

Before joining TechSoup she was Director of Open Data and Digital Skills in the Ministry of Digital Affairs in Poland. Earlier in the Klon/Jawor Association, Agata coordinated ‘Mojapolis.pl’ programme which main objective was to open and visualize public data and strengthen civic participation in governance on the local level.

Agata graduated from the University of Warsaw: Economics and International Relations.

She loves good literature, baking bread and wandering that seems to have no aim.

 Francesco Perconti

Francesco Perconti

Project Manager

Francesco is responsible for the management of Techsoup’s European projects and he is part of the Grant Program Operations Department.

 

He holds a degree in International Cooperation and Economic Development and he has almost 10 years’ experience in project management in the NGO sector.

 

During his studies, Francesco founded his own youth organization where he worked as volunteer for 4 years. After few experiences abroad he came back to Italy where he started working as freelance Project Manager for several NGOs at European level, managing projects on a topic such as local development, social inclusion, anti-discrimination and youth participation and funded by all sort of entities, from local authorities to European Commission and private foundations.

In 2016 is main focus became Social Innovation and one year later he launched an App to support NGOs and Volunteers in Sicily.

 

In his free time, he loves cooking and travelling and he has a true passion for Music and Cinema.

Kamilla Rejmer

Kamilla Rejmer

Project Coordinator

Kamilla is the Coordinator of the Meet and Code project.

Before joining TechSoup, Kamilla was working at the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity. She was a project coordinator responsible for international cooperation and regional events organization with multiple European partners. Kamilla brings also interesting 5 years of work experience in diplomacy services for the Polish Embassy in Brussels. Hence, it’s not surprising that she spend a decade of her life in Belgium, where prior to professional work, she graduated in Political Science from the University of Louvain. She is both a Polish and French native.

Kamilla loves snowboarding, horseback riding, playing tennis and American literature.

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.

Aaron Mizak

Aaron Mizak

Communication Specialist and Community Builder

Aaron works as a Communication Specialist and Community Builder in Game Changer project.

Aaron has been working in the nonprofit sector his entire professional career. Following his undergraduate degree, he managed group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities at the Arc of San Diego. Aaron’s last position before joining TechSoup was with a tech based department in Front Porch Retirement Communities. In Front Porch, he managed projects and identified new and existing technology that would increase independence, socialization, and quality of life of the residence in Front Porch Communities (average age 90+!).

In his spare time, you can likely find Aaron with his dog (Banjo), trying to find cheap ways to re-purpose and reuse random items, at a mixed martial arts gym, or learning to rock climb.

Jacek Cygan

Jacek Cygan

Junior Communication Specialist

Jacek takes care of communication of Meet and Code project. Jacek is responsible for introducing new ideas and strategies to elevate project’s branding and online communication as well as staying in touch with partners around Europe and providing them with necessary materials.

Before joining TechSoup, Jacek studied American Studies at the University of Warsaw and was engaged in the activity of multiple branches of UW Students’ Union, ending his adventure as the main coordinator of social media.

Privately, enthusiast of American mass media mechanisms and its influence on teen generation, American cinema freak, incurable coffee lover and board games maniac.

Liza Nema

Liza Nema

Project Coordinator

Liza takes care of the educational programs and communication in TechSoup Poland.

Before TechSoup, she organized events for IT industry. Liza studied Polish philology and PR and marketing.

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

Mariusz Stanny

Mariusz Stanny

Head of Finance

Mariusz’s role is crucial for managing finance, business planning, budgeting and grant reporting in TechSoup Europe.

He has almost 15 years of managerial experience in a production company, technology start-up, consulting company and public institution, which permits him a broad perspective on financial issues. For the last 7 years, he has worked at the Copernicus Science Centre, where he created the finance department from scratch and was responsible for the implementation of computer systems in the area of finance. Mariusz has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Gdansk.

In his spare time, he loves walking in the mountains. Besides, he likes to train swimming, running and cycling and he occasionally participates in triathlon competitions.

Elena Diaconu

Elena Diaconu

Grant Operations Portfolio Manager

Elena supports grants management in TechSoup Europe. She ensures accountability and oversight for all bilateral and multilateral grant-funded projects planning and implementation in Europe.

Elena has over 18 years of experience in international project management, including over 10 years of managerial experience. She worked in various international projects financed by UNDP, UNHCR, SIDA, WB, EC research and TA projects, as well as private donor institutions. Elena managed international research, technical assistance and grant projects. Having implemented projects financed from different financial mechanisms, Elena also acquired impressive experience in financial management. Elena also teaches project management and public procurement at Lazarski University in Warsaw.

Elena is a graduate of Linkoping University, Sweden, Faculty of International Relations. She is fluent in Romanian, Russian, English and Polish. In free time, Elena likes to enjoy a good book or movie, travel to discover new cultures and countries.

Oleg Salko

Oleg Salko

Office Coordinator

Oleg takes care of the FTS office, watches over its appearance and proper functioning. He 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.

For the last 7 years, Oleg was a member of the International Office team at SWPS University in Warsaw where he was responsible for issues related to international students and internationalization of the university. Oleg is a graduate of International Relations and Law.

He spends his free time learning foreign languages and reading historical and philosophical literature.

Martyna Maciszewska

Martyna Maciszewska

People and Culture 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 Specialist

Natalia is responsible for preparing documentation for the payment process and business trip process as well as for the accounting verification of documents.

Natalia graduated from the University of Warsaw in finance and accounting. She currently studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.

She enjoys meeting new people. Natalia is fond of fitness, cooking and engaging books.

Jose Pomes

Jose Pomes

Senior Manager,Partner Services

Jose manages the Partner Services team and his responsibility is operationalizing TechSoup’s global programs and supporting TechSoup’s Global Network of partner NGOs. He supervises the European Regional CSP team within the Partner Services team.

Jose started in the IT world 20 years ago by setting his own shop where he learned how to take care of customers and then moved to work for companies like Hewlett-Packard, MoneyGram International.

In his free time, he loves outdoor sports like tennis, baseball, kayak, and trekking.

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.

Aneta Rychel

Aneta Rychel

Service Expert, Partner Services

Aneta works with platforms available to TechSoup Partners and provides operational support to the Global Donation Program.

Aneta used to work in the mobility business as an analyst and a team leader. She also brings IT experience as a junior front end developer.

In her spare time, she is interested in cinematography and enjoys travelling.

Marcel Gajecki

Marcel Gajecki

Service Expert, Partner Services

Marcel provides operational support to the Global Donation Program. He is a student of Informatics, he has spent a few years in big corporations, being focused on IT support given to financial areas as well as to petrol retailers. ITIL certification gave him the whole picture of best practices in IT companies.

As an unrealized architect, linking that to the love of travel, admiring everything that surrounds us gives him huge satisfaction, but on the other hand, his daily basis is exploring secrets of the Universe.

Mykyta Yefremenko

Mykyta Yefremenko

Service Expert, Partner Services

Mykyta works as a Service Expert. He is in charge of managing and monitoring established processes as part of our Partner Services team, which works on ensuring the compliance of said processes, as well as improving them, and evaluating bottlenecks to guarantee a timely resolution of our Partner’s issues and incidents.

Mykyta is from Ukraine. In 2013 he moved to Warsaw, Poland, where he majored in International Relations, with a minor in European Studies. After his graduation he started to work closely with the IT sphere, at the moment he`s taking extra course`s in computer programming and cloud operations.

Next month, he starts a DJ course!

Bartosz Drozdowski

Bartosz Drozdowski

Service Delivery Manager – Cloud Services

Bartek is responsible for the proper delivery of Cloud Services to TechSoup regional partners.

His current tasks revolve around establishing and implementing support processes, ensuring optimal efficiency of the Office365 environment.

Despite having written his Master’s Degree in Spanish Poetry from the ’70s, he has several years of experience in the financial industry both from operational and IT service management areas. Acting as a liaison between business and technical teams Bartosz has developed Release Coordination skills as well as gained Major Incident management knowledge.

In his spare time, Bartek enjoys baking bread [regular and banana] and wishes he had more time to learn Korean.

Filip Jurkiewicz

Filip Jurkiewicz

Cloud Service Expert – Cloud Services

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.

 

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.

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.

Maja Ziółkowska

Maja Ziółkowska

Digital Transformation Specialist

Maja’s career path is a blend of corporate and NGO worlds. As a journalist by education, she was initially working in a PR & comms area for large enterprises. Moved to a non-profit sector in 2016 to run marketing & social media activities for a Polish branch of Red Noses International. Her second nature is to organize, trade, and make tangible things happen, which is why she has eventually decided to pivot in her career a bit and embark on a more technical field in TechSoup.

She enjoys a good read of short narratives, photo shooting and video editing with her 2 cats being heroines of her short movie-forms most often.

Christina Mossad

Christina Mossad

2ND line Support Engineer

Christina’s main role is to ensure all our products and services are running smoothly and offer support and training internally to our delivery and client services team.

She has 4 years of experience in the IT industry working mainly as an IT Support Specialist, supporting various IT corporations.

During those years, Christina learnt how to incorporate lots of IT methodologies, such as ITIL processes and Agile fundamentals.

In her free time, she loves travelling and exploring new cultures and cuisines. She is also a bookworm enjoying reading books mainly science discoveries and medical ones.

Zuzanna Falęcka

Zuzanna Falęcka

NGO Support Specialist

Zuza is responsible for daily contact and support organizations in the donation, discounts, CSP, and VAS program.

Zuza has been involved in customer service for almost 15 years. In LPP Polska, Intrum, and CWS Polska she was responsible for direct contact with the client and support business relations with partners.  For many years she has developed her skills through training, to learn the secrets of good relationships with the client/partner. She currently attends WSB University (Psychology in Business).

In her private life, she is a mother and a wife. She enjoys bicycle trips and meeting with friends with good food and a great movie.

Bohdan Merezhuk

Bohdan Merezhuk

CSP Trainee

Bohdan is a part of TechSoup Polska team. He is Microsoft 365 consultant for nonprofits.

Bohdan comes from Ukraine.  He is a student of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Techniques in my final year of studies at the Faculty of Information Management.

He is interested in new technologies and marketing.  His hobby is boxing and football.

Luna Kalaš

Luna Kalaš

Extended leave.

Anna Wieprzkowicz

Anna Wieprzkowicz

Extended leave.

Dominika Potkańska

Dominika Potkańska

Extended leave.

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