Tanya Buynovskaya

Director of Operations

Originally from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Tanya joined HealthProm in 2003. She spent her early career working in education and educational policy for a number of non-profit organisations in Krasnoyarsk, as well as the voluntary sector in London after moving to the UK. Since 2008, she has been leading HealthProm’s child disability and inclusive education programmes in Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus and managing a number of EC-funded projects in these countries. Since 2014, Tanya has been working with Russian NGO Tsentr Sotrunichestvo in Krasnoyarsk to develop and implement a number of inclusive education projects in Siberia. She previously led HealthProm’s project 'Siberian Initiative for Inclusion' supported by the European Commission and the British & Foreign School Society. Tanya became HealthProm’s Director of Operations in April 2015. She holds a BA in Education.  


Elizaveta Ivanova

Projects and Fundraising Officer

Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Elizaveta (Lisa) joined our team in June 2022. She has been living and studying in England since she was twelve years old. Having graduated from University College London with a BA in History in 2021, she is pursuing her passion for social change by undertaking further study at UCL - working towards an MSc in Global Migration. With an academic interest in Central Asia and a professional interest in the non-profit sector,  at HealthProm Lisa is working primarily on our project in Belarus and supporting our fundraising activities. 


Chinara Isherwood

Finance Manager

Originally from Kyrgyzstan, Chinara joined HealthProm in 2019. Since 2007, she has been working in a finance capacity within the commercial sector. She has held previous positions at the accountancy firm M J Bushell and Co, Darco Consulting and 4 Degrees C as an Accountant Supervisor. She holds a BA in Finance and Banking and Russian Language and Literature, and is currently pursuing further accounting qualifications.



Lizzie Richards

Fundraising and Communications Officer 

Lizzie is a junior Fundraising and Communications Officer who has been working with HealthProm since October 2020. She first began working for the company in a voluntary capacity as an assistant on the UK based OpenDoors project, and in July joined the team in this new fundraising role. Lizzie holds a first class BA in Politics and East European Studies from University College London and is a committed Russian language learner.



Consultants

Dr Stewart Britten

Afghanistan Project Adviser

Stewart is the adviser for our project in Afghanistan.  A child Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist by training, he has extensive experience in Uzbekistan, Russia and Afghanistan working to improve maternal and child health and reduce institutionalisation of at-risk infants and young children.  


Ahmed Masood Amer

Afghan Project Manager

Ahmed joined HealthProm in 2019. He is a program management specialist with over eighteen years of experience managing and implementing development and humanitarian assistance projects in Afghanistan. From 2005 to 2016, he served as a programme specialist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan, where he was in charge of UNDP’s programme for support to democratic governance and peace building. He has extensive expertise in project financial management and reporting, as well as project planning, governance, monitoring and evaluation and risk management. An Afghan national, he holds a Master's degree in International Business Law from the University of Liverpool and a second Master's in Project Management from Preston University.


Jonathan Watkins

Tajikistan Project Manager

Jonathan is a registered Social Worker in the UK. He works internationally for HealthProm to support families, communities, governments and professionals to improve opportunities for children with additional needs. He is also a consultant for UNICEF, working to strengthen international child protection practice. In the UK, Jonathan provides professional training to social workers and is also an independent expert witness in the courts system.  Jonathan holds a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, an MA in Applied Social Studies from Brunel University, and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).



Maia Phutkaradze

Senior Finance Adviser

Maia joined HealthProm in 2011. Originally from Georgia, she has worked in a finance capacity in both the charity and commercial sectors.  She has 10 years of experience in the NGO sector specifically, including in international development. She has held previous senior positions at the Democratic Progress Institute, the Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations and the St. Mark's Hospital Foundation. She is a fully qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


Lesley Beath

Consultant Occupational Therapist

Lesley is an HPC (Health Professions Council) registered Occupational Therapist with over 30 years experience in Scotland, UK. Her passion is supporting children and families in special needs social care with a focus on Autism and Sensory issues. She has a wealth of experience creating and delivering bespoke training for families and staff to support children to realise their potential. Lesley has produced several booklets for families and carers of children with disabilities on sensory issues and practical life skills. These booklets have been nationally and internationally recognised. She also developed an award-winning environmental app to support children with physical or learning disabilities. In recent years she has supported Healthprom as an Occupational Therapy consultant for staff, carers and families in Tajikistan and Georgia. She has also supported international study tours to allow partners to benefit from a Scottish model of developing and delivering services for children and their families.






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