Elena German to Be ECOM’s New Program Director

dsc_0550The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) is pleased to announce that Elena German has been selected to fill the Program Director position.


“Elena’s substantial experience and participation in the fight against the HIV epidemic in Ukraine, and in the broader EECA region, will undoubtedly benefit ECOM and enrich our team,” commented ECOM’s Executive Director, Vitaly Djuma, following the hiring of Elena.


Elena has worked for more than 15 years in the field of HIV services. She manages the Mykolaiv city based movement “Penitentiary Initiative”, which works with MSM in prisons, instructs new police units in Ukraine, and has thus far worked at the International Charity Fund (ICF) “Alliance for Public Health”. Her professional experience includes the organization and provision of technical support on various aspects of HIV prevention, such as trainings, the development of individual preventative interventions and country-specific packages of services for MSM, as well as the provision of technical assistance to MSM-service and LGBT organizations in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova.


The Program Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of ECOM’s current activities, including planning, organizing, and controlling program and project implementation, managing the staff of program departments, and establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships and working relationships with ECOM members, partner organizations, donors, and other stakeholders.


“It is a great honor and pleasure for me to work at ECOM, because it is not just an organization, but a huge regional team of people; it is not just a secretariat, but a coalition with members in 13 countries of the region, who truly put their hearts into their work and operate in a highly professional manner,” stated Elena German.


Elena can be contacted at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

She will begin working on January 1, 2017.