Team
PRESIDENT OF THE FUND

Dmitry Polikanov

He graduated from MGIMO (Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs) in 1998. In 1999 he defended the dissertation. Ph.D., associate professor. He has a title of Professor of European Academy of Informatization (EAI). 2003-2006 - Director of international and public relations in The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 2007-2012 – holds senior positions in United Russia political party. 2012-2013 – First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society.

The author of over 100 publications on international and European security issues, and Russia's foreign and domestic policies. A member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the International Sociological Association, the Scientific Council of The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. He held senior positions at the PIR Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation.

“Charity is an opportunity to see the concrete result of your efforts, an opportunity to see the change for the better in people's life every day. Нuman capital quality becomes the central theme of today's world. And it means that both - policy and economy - today are measured namely by social changes. Doing good is always pleasant, but doing good for one of the most complex and vulnerable groups is twice pleasant. Deaf-blind people, seemingly, destined by nature for existence in the darkness, really – are very radiant personalities, who teach us to look at the world in a positive way. Communication with them - is a constant search, training and self-development.”
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tatyana Konstantinova

Higher education – engineering teacher. A manager with great work experience. She was managing finances, businesses and restaurants. For four years she’s been a leader of the only Russian Aid fund for Seriously Ill Adults. Married and has a grown-up son.

“I'm able and like to build strong teams. Helping other people is easy and natural. It's like breathing. Every sigh must be followed by out-breath.”
HEAD OF THE EDUCATION AND SCIENCE PROGRAM        
Ksenia Smertina

Has experience in the area of public diplomacy, promotion and development of the Russian expert community abroad. She is one of the founders of the information-analytical portal Russia Direct for International Experts. PG student of MGIMO (Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs), studied and worked in the leading educative state and European institutes (St. Petersburg State University, Central European University).

"I've been always watching with heart aflutter on the fund work and the wonderful things that its dedicated staff makes. I see my work , first of all, in creating conditions for deaf-blind people, to recieve knowledge and information about our world, in promoting the development in the research on the issues of deafblindness to the Russian scientific community.”
HEAD OF THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROGRAM
Julia Plenkova

She graduated from the Volgograd Technical University and has two higher education: technical and economic. She worked in senior positions in the commercial production companies. Julia was a volunteer of charitable foundations for more than 10 years.

"The ability to help people is what helps a person to remain human.”
HEAD OF THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM        

 Elena Geleskul

She graduated from the Novosibirsk State Technical University, Humanitarian department. Worked in various government and political structures such as the Central Executive Committee of the United Russia political party, the Administration of the Governor of Moscow Region. Has great experience in the organization and coordination of large events, including ones with the participation of country leaders.

"Helping people who need your help, helping your relatives is the main reason for living. It seems to me that this is what drives our world and makes it better, helping to preserve love for neighbor, kindness and humanity.
HEAD OF PR AND FUNDRAISING DIRECTION
Natalia Sokolova

Natalia graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography. She worked with corporate clients in large advertising agencies. From 2010 to 2015 she worked in the Russian Geographical Society. Natalia has extensive experience in organizing and promoting various events. In 2016, she was engaged in information support of the NGO Resource Center of the Public Relations Committee of the City of Moscow.

"What could be better than work aimed at promoting good and necessary projects? A charitable foundation is the very case when the goal is clearly visible and all efforts are not in vain.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES WITH DEAF-BLIND MEMBERS
Evelina Devisheva

Evelina has two higher educations: film director and psychological. She has experience in team management, conducting large projects, organizing family summer camps. She participated in the creation of socially significant projects for people with sensory impairments and for orphaned children.

"Our special duty is that if anyone especially needs our help, we must make every effort to help this person. Mark Tulius Cicero
DIRECTOR OF THE RESOURCE SUPPORT CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES "YASENEVA POLYANA"
Natalia Meliksetyan

Natalia has a higher psychological education. She worked in the school for deaf children for many years. For several years she conducted individual corrective sessions with children with sensory impairments. For 13 years she worked as the head of the newly created department of home-based (individual) education for children with multiple disabilities of the school for deaf children. Also for 2 years she was the director of the school. For several years she was a volunteer in the charity organization for the care of deaf-blind people and people with Usher syndrome. He speaks Russian with a sign language.

"Do good without thinking about charity, for charity, after all, is just a word. Jack Kerouac



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