Head of the Board

Olena Karagodina, MD, D. Med. Sci, Professor

Dr. Karagodina graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Medical Institute with diploma in general medicine, she passed Internship in Psychiatry and was trained in several educational programs: “Social Work and Social Policy Education” (the School of Social Work of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in collaboration with Tempus–Tacis Program); “Health technology assessment, Social marketing” (Swiss Tropical Institute, Lugano, Askona, Switzerland); Summer Fellowship Program in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques, (Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA).

Dr. Karagodina has large experience in medical practice, consulting and expert evaluation. She worked in many research and practice oriented projects of help to different vulnerable groups of population. She was a member of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine scientific and methodical commission on social work speciality; an expert of the International “Renaissance” Foundation Program “Initiatives in Public Health”. She is a member of the Ethics Commission in the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education. She is the Head of the Department of Social Work and Applied Psychology, Academy of Labor, Social Relations and Tourism, Kyiv.

Dr. Karagodina is the author of more than 100 science publications and teaching and methodical guidelines.

Members of the Board:

Yevgeniy Gryshayev, MD


Graduated from Kyiv Medical University named after Olexandr Bohomolets. Possessed comprehensive expertise in the area of drug dependence treatment, military medical expertise, forensic psychiatry, depressive disorders treatment and suicide prevention.  

For a number of years served as a Ministry of Internal Affairs Psychiatry Center Department for Vocational and Psychophysiological Selection Head.

Contributed to several NGOs implemented research projects targeted at vulnerable to AIDS populations support. Has extensive experience in clinical practice, consulting and expert work related to psychiatry and penitentiary medicine.

Co-authored in several scientific publications on penitentiary medicine.


Мorozova Hanna, MA

Graduate of Odessa State University (1980), Hanna received extensive training both in Ukraine and abroad in projected management, public relations, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, NGO development, leadership, etc. Participated in numerous conferences held in Poland, Check Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, the USA, and other countries on mass media and NGO development. 

Hanna Morozova has over twenty years of experience in project management, human resources management, as well as international collaboration experience both in Ukraine and abroad. Since 1994, she has been occupying senior administrative and communications management positions in non-profit organizations, such as the International Renaissance Foundation, Odessa Resource Center for Non-profits and Independent Journalists “South”, USAID-funded “Community Partnership Program” and “Local Economic Development”, etc. 

Since 2008 Hanna has been working at the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy as a project manager and head of several key departments within the organization.