Our Team

Ostap Korkuna
Director / Co-Chairman
I was born and raised in Lviv. Graduated from Lviv National University with masters degree in Applied Math, and soon after that in 2009 moved to California to become a software engineer at Facebook. I try to visit Ukraine often to keep strong social and professional ties with my Homeland. I became one of the founding members of Nova Ukraine, because I strongly believe that no matter where we are geographically, we can find ways to effectively help Ukraine when it needs us.
Milena Naymark
Finance
I was born and grew up in Kiev. In 1991 left for US (NY) and since 2005 - in SF Bay Area. I started Nova Ukraine in 2014 and was CFO and Vice-President. I'm on Board of Directors now an am responsible for legal and financial. I hope to be able to make a difference for Ukraine, as our organization develops and becomes stronger by our joint humanitarian efforts with other US-based Ukrainian non-profits. I see my main contribution in the fields of education and raising awareness.
Michael Simbirsky
Director
Grew up in Kharkiv, Ukraine, studying mathematics. In mid-90s lived in Israel and then moved to California as a software engineer. I joined Nova Ukraine in 2014 to assist internally displaced persons. Now I coordinate educational projects and help to collect "Computers for Ukraine
Mikola (Nick) Bilogorskiy
Co-Chairman
I grew up in Kharkiv, Ukraine. I am a computer security software executive in Silicon Valley. I started Nova Ukraine in 2014 to give the young people in our diaspora a voice and a simple way to help Ukraine. I love giving back and feeling connected to my roots in Ukraine.
Rodion Yaryy
Director
I moved to the United States from Odesa, Ukraine 5 years ago. I am a student, software engineer and a math mentor. I joined Nova Ukraine, because I want to see my country as a strong European nation with eradicated corruption and greater access to education. I want to be a part of critical mass that will make a change in Ukrainian society.
Michael Prishlyak
Volunteer
Born and raised in Lviv. Saw the world. During the Revolution of Dignity lived in Kyiv. Love sailing. Joined Nova Ukraine with strong belief that even being far from motherland one can helpful and do good to benefit Ukraine.
Konstantin Kisly
Volunteer
I was born in Simferopol, Crimea. I moved to USA in 2007. I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry. I got involved with Nova Ukraine from the very beginning because I was alerted to the bad situation with democracy in my native country, Ukraine.
Tina Carroll
Volunteer
Tina Carroll – from Kyiv, Ukraine. She holds diploma in Literature from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv and Graduate degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Her experience is mostly in corporate finance at a high tech company in Silicon Valley. Most of her family still lives in Ukraine. She has been always following very closely the events occurring in her home country and now inspired to work on helping the people of Ukraine with humanitarian add.
Yana Rathman
Volunteer
I grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine and moved to San Francisco with my parents in 1989. I have over 20yrs of experience working in consulting and software industry (PwC, Oracle, Epiphany CRM, Cisco) as well as experience serving on boards of governors for several local Jewish philanthropy organizations. I have Master's degree in Education and my passion is improving educational opportunities in Ukraine.
Natalia Kolosov
Financial Analyst
Natalia Kolosov grew up in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. She pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Corporate Finance in Germany and has several years of experience working as Financial Analyst in different industries. At Nova Ukraine Natalia is responsible for financial analysis, planning, budgeting, and reporting. She also leads Civil Society programs.
Sergey Povzner
Volunteer
I was born and grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine and moved to San Francisco in 1999. I’m a software engineer, entrepreneur and activist. I joined Nova Ukraine because I want to help Ukraine become a strong independent democratic country.
Maria Prishlyak
Volunteer
I am from Lviv, Ukraine. I work in HR and enjoy outdoor activities in my free time. I joined NovaUkraine because I want remain connected to my motherland and help it become a civil society with many career and educational opportunities.
Svitlana Tsukanova
Volunteer
I moved to California from Mykolayiv, Ukraine in 2011. I hold Master's degree in Child Education from Ukraine and degree in Accounting and Taxation from De Anza College. Joined NovaUkraine in 2014. I have a passion to support vulnerable groups in Ukraine: orphanages, refugees’ kids and those who lost parents in ATO.
Veronika Lamshon
PR Specialist
Irina Ellis
Volunteer
Julia Babenko
Volunteer
Daria Korkuna
Designer
Kateryna Slyozko
Marketing
Halyna Yakub
Volunteer
Michael Mytkov-Baklanovsky
Volunteer / Oregon

JOIN US!

There are many ways in which you can volunteer with us – we are looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, skill levels and expertise. Together we can build new Ukraine!

Email us at volunteer@novaukraine.org and join our Volunteers Group on Facebook.