The Ambassadors of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation 2021


We are happy to introduce the second wave of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation (BHFF) Ambassadors. They are active participants of our alumni community,   who have become the representatives of the Foundation in different regions of Ukraine and  abroad. Ambassadors are the  promoters of  our values and implementers of our mission. 

There are criteria, which helped us make the choice. Our Ambassadors participated in one of the foundation programs; can speak Ukrainian fluently, and also know English (as a benefit); share BHFF’s values; believe in positive changes in Ukraine; have strong communication and presentation skills.


Alesia Azarova,

the Ambassador in Kyiv City,

Founder of the ‘280 Days’ Charitable Foundation.




Volodymyr Antkiv,

the Ambassador in Ternopilska Oblast,

Assistant-Consultant for the People’s Deputy of Ukraine.




Victoriia Bezsmertna,

The Ambassador in Zhytomyrskа Oblast,

Head of NGO ‘The Institute of Creative Innovations’ and the branch office “Zhytomyr Youth Council”, media coordinator of the partnership of public initiatives ”Polissya Public Resource’, coordinator and facilitator in ‘Active citizens’ program supported by the British Council, regional coordinator of NGO ‘Ukrainian Women’s Congress’, postgraduate student in Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University



 Olena Besedynska,

The Ambassador in Chernivetska Oblast,

Head of NGO ‘Bukovyna Medical Community’, NGO ‘Development Agency for Local Government and Reforms’, trainer, manager of ecological, cultural, medical and educational events.




Olena Bilanina,

the Ambassador in Zakarpatska Oblast,

Strategic Development Advisor at the Department of Education and Science in the Zakarpatska Regional State Administration, Chairman of the ‘Zakarpatska Youth Council’, Member of the National Youth Council of Ukraine, Chairman of the Foundation of Regional Initiatives in Uzhhorod.



Olha Blyzniuk,

The Ambassador in Donetska Oblast,

Mentor of the ‘Upshift’ program, event organizer, secretary in the ”Green Council’, employee in the Youth and Sport Department of Mariupol City Council.




 Dmytro Buival,

The Ambassador in Sumska Oblast,

Head of the NGO ‘Street Voice’, founder of the street art festival ‘Kharytonenko Fest’





Svitlana Voiedilova,

the Ambassador in Chernihivska Oblast,

Work experience in public service and local government, Main Directorate of the National Police in Chernihiv Oblast.



Oleksii Haharinov,

The Ambassador in Kharkivska Oblast,

Head of the consulting company ‘FSS ‘, business systematization specialist, business consultant as a part of ‘EU4Business’ initiative supported by EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).


Yulia Hvozdovych,

The Ambassador in Lvivska Oblast,

Phd in Economics, head of NGO ‘Parents in action’, Former Lviv city councillor, local self-governance trainer, PLAST member





Катерина Гончарова,

The Ambassador in Dnipropetrovska Oblast,

Phd in Economics, associate professor at the International Economics Department, co-founder of the project ‘Happy in Study’.





Yuliia Horodchanina,

the Ambassador in Poltavska Oblast,

Head of  NGO ‘Nova Poltava’.





Valentyn Zadorin,

The Ambassador in USA,

Investment banker, MBA in the University of California, Berkeley.




Oleksii Ivanov,

the Ambassador in Germany,

Life Science Consultant, PhD in Social philosophy and Philosophy of History, Member of the German-Ukrainian society of the Rhine-Neckar.





Victoria Kostiuk,

the Ambassador in Rivnenska Oblast,

Head of  NGO ‘Community Development Agency ‘Intonation of change’, Chairman of the youth council, Expert on decentralization and youth policy.




Nataliia Kryvoruchko,

the Ambassador in Zaporizka Oblast,

PhD in Economics, Co-chairman of NGO ‘Platform for Social Cooperation, Investment and international activities advisor to the Mayor.





Oleksandr Kuklyshyn,

The Ambassador in Khersonska Oblast,

Volunteer, head of NGO ‘Green Stripe’.




Khrystia Mahas,

the Ambassador in Ivano-Frankivska Oblast,

Volunteer in the Charitable Organisation “Maltese Rescue Service in Ivano-Frankivsk”, Coordinator of the grant program ‘Small Grants of the Warm City’.




Yevhen Matvieienko,

The Ambassador in Cherkaska Oblast,

Head of NGO ‘Progressive Youth+’, qualified social worker in Social Service Center for Families, Children and Youth, founder and manager of the youth space ‘Vsi Svoii'(All Are Ours), youth worker.




Pavlo Medyna,

the Ambassador in Volynska Oblast

Chairman of  NGO ‘Youth Resource Center ‘New Wings’’, Board Member of the Youth Centers of Ukraine Association, Author of the Best Practice of Youth Work in Ukraine (2017;2019), Nominee of TOP30UNDER30 from KyivPost.




Tetiana Nazarenko,

the Ambassador in Kirovohradska Oblast,

Social activist, Senior specialist of the Department of Education, Youth and Sports, Culture and Tourism in Pervozvanivska amalgamated territorial community.





Svitlana Nazaruk,

the Ambassador in Kyivska Oblast,

Youth worker, trainer and facilitator, Head of the Department of Youth and Information Policy at the ‘Kyiv Regional Youth Center’.





Olha Olefirova,

the Ambassador in Austria,

Expert on institutional and regulatory issues, Partner in IM Consulting, Co-founder of  NGO ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’.





Iryna Orel,

the Ambassador in Odeska Oblast,

Head of NGO ‘Territory of Participation’, trainer and facilitator, organizer of educational and cultural events in Odessa.





Nataliia Protsiuk,

the Ambassador in Khmelnytska Oblast,

Media coach, media expert, public activist.





Svitlana Pustovit,

the Ambassador in Vinnytska Oblast

Deputy Director, NGO ‘Euroregion Dnister’,

Deputy Chairman of the International organization ‘Ukraine-Poland-Germany’.




Olha Raku,

the Ambassador in Mykolaivska Oblast,

Deputy Director of the Business Information Support Center in Mykolayiv, Chairman of the Youth Foundation ‘New Choice’, Expert in ‘Team Europe Mykolaiv’, Co-founder in P&K Consulting.





Hanna Riasna,

The Ambassador in Luhanska Oblast,

Social activist, director of Lysychansk City Palace of Culture, cultural manager, member of NGO ‘Light of culture’, youth worker, trainer.





Victoria Startseva,

the Ambassador in United Kingdom,

Doctoral researcher in Public and Cultural Diplomacy and Gender Policy Studies, Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London in the United Kingdom.




If you are interested in cooperating with the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation or you want to contact our ambassadors for joint projects, please contact Bohdan Mykhalchuk, Manager of the ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ Community: 096 104 05 45,