Eva Havelková
Central European Coordinator

Since May 2017 Eva serves as Central European Coordinator of EPIC Non-profit organisation in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is responsible for two EPIC offices – in Bratislava Slovakia and in Prague, Czech republic.

Eva graduated from Sociology at Comenius University in Slovakia, where she obtained later also her PhD degree. She worked and lived in Switzerland and in the U.S..

In 2016 she worked as a Head of the Slovak EU Presidency Unit within the Slovak Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak republic.

During her career she has done extensive work with the United Nations as a Programme Analyst of United Nations Fund for Women for 17 countries of the Central and Eastern Europe. Eva served also as Diplomat in Geneva at the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in Switzerland. Since 2006 she has been providing regular lectures on sociological topics, social issues and gender in various university/colleges in the United States of America. For one year she served as Loaned Executive at United Way for a Greater Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN in the U.S.

Since 2006 Eva has been serving as a national expert and analyst for gender, while she has written many analyses and projects funded by the European Commission/Union. Eva has been involving a long time to violence against children and women and spent several long-term study visits in various different levels schools and institutions within the United States. Eva worked also as a adviser for a Prime Minister of Slovakia as well as for a Deputy Prime Minister for Economy of the Slovak government.

eva.havelkova@epic-org.eu

Lenka Loučková
Project Manager

Lenka is responsible for development of new projects and partnership building within local and international networks. Her main focus is on youth employment and she cooperates on projects centred around social innovation. She also manages our website and social media accounts.

Lenka graduated from International Area Studies and European Studies at Charles University in Prague. During her studies she spent two semesters at universities in the Netherlands, half a year as a trainee in the European Parliament in Brussels and she received EUROPAEUM specialisation awarded by association bringing together the oldest universities in Europe led by the University of Oxford.

Before working at EPIC n.o. she worked as program manager in the education and tourism fields and as specialist in a multinational telecommunications company. In her free time, she’s volunteering in the area of human rights and democracy.

lenka.louckova@epic-org.eu

www.linkedin.com/in/lenkalouckova

Barbora Tholtová
Project Manager

Barbora works on projects in the area of support of social entrepreneurship in the regions of Slovakia and the support of youth in access to labour market (currently project SOCENT SPAs and Hopes-4-Low).

Barbora has background in European studies and political science. She did her undergraduate studies at the Comenius University in Bratislava (European Studies), followed by a research Master programme in international relations at the Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany.

Prior to EPIC, Barbora worked as a project coordinator and public policy analyst in various Slovakia-based NGOs and think-tanks.

barbora.tholtova@epic-org.eu

Arnold Ponesz
Project Manager

In EPIC, Arnold is responsible for implementation of projects related to social business and education in this field. He is also managing Deafinitely Clean cleaning service, employing disadvantaged people.

After studies of international business in Britain, Arnold has returned to Slovakia, working for international IT and HR companies on various projects. He is also a member of a civic association in his hometown, where he is part of the team organising sport events.

arnold.ponesz@epic-org.eu

 

Keith Martin
Statutory Representative, General Manager International Services, EPIC Assist

keith.martin@epicassist.org

Ela Klementová
External Collaborator (Zvolen)

ela.klementova@epic-org.eu

Board of Directors

  • Brother Donald Campbell – President of the Board of Directors
  • Michael Eastgate – Member
  • Bill Gamack – Member (CEO of EPIC Assist)

All members of the Board of EPIC non-profit organization are also members of the Board of Directors of EPIC Assist.