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 team responsible for  the Presidency of the Slovak Republic at the Council of the European Union within the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak republic.

During her career she has worked for UNIFEM as a Programme Analyst for 17 countries of the Central and Eastern Europe. Eva has 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 lectures on sociological topics, social issues and gender in various university/colleges in the USA (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga State Community College, Bryan College, Dayton, TN). 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. She is a long-term evaluator of the projects funded EC/EU or other financial mechanisms. Eva worked also as a adviser to a Prime Minister of Slovakia as well as to a Deputy Prime Minister for Economy of the Slovak Government.

eva.havelkova@epic-org.eu

Arnold Ponesz
Project Manager

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.

The program aims to actively contribute to creating an environment that enables and supports the access of disadvantaged groups to the open labor market and their inclusion in society. Since 1. February 2020, he joined the team of EPIC ASSIST, z.ú. Czech republic.

arnold.ponesz@epic-org.eu

Kristina Gasparovicova
Project Manager

Kristina obtained Master´s degree of International Management at Comenius University in Bratislava. She had also been awarded a ‘Double Master’ diploma from Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France.

After her studies, she was given an opportunity for a ‘Blue Book’ traineeship at the European Commission, where she started to work in project management, budgets and project administration more in depth. The traineeship opened the door for her to the international companies such as Stantec, IMI in Brussels, where she continued working as ‘Project Management Assistant’. After few years she joined the organization ClientEarth as Project Manager and she was coordinating one of the LIFE projects funded by EASME, European Commission.

During her Project manager role in Brussels, she had been granted a temporary working visa to Australia, where she moved in 2018. She was working in the private sector as ‘Administrative officer’ in Melbourne, where she improved her skills in administration, logistics and project planning. Afterwards, she returned to Slovakia and the right timing brought her to the organization EPIC in Bratislava, where she started working in project management.

kristina.gasparovicova@epic-org.eu

Viktor Fudala
Project Manager

Viktor graduated with BA in Political Science at BISLA college in Bratislava and later continued with International Relations studies at Masaryk University in Brno. During his master’s degree studies he spent one year at the University of Kansas. During his stay in the US, he also interned in the NGO People to People International in Kansas City, where he helped with organizing a student conference called Global Youth Forum. While being a student, he worked at BISLA as an assistant where he co-organized various school projects, like the Winter School for students from the Ritsumeikan Asian Pacific University in Japan.

Viktor.Fudala@epicassist.org

Eva Judová
Intern

Eva studied English and Spanish at Comenius University in Bratislava and completed a one-year study stay in Madrid, Spain through the Erasmus program. During her studies at the university, she collaborated with the non-profit organization of contemporary dance Nový Priestor, for which she was preparing an EVS project.

After her studies, she worked for various corporate companies and in the world of travel/hotel industry, later she worked for one translation agency as an internal translator, After this experience, she decided to translate as a freelance translator. Since July 2020 Eva joined Non profit organization EPIC, where she enjoys broadening her horizons.

Statutory Representative, General Manager International Services, EPIC Assist
Warrick Harold Staveley

Rick.Staveley@epicassist.org

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.