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

Alena Štefániková
Project Manager

Alena is leading the projects focused at support of the social economy in Slovakia regions and support of young people to enter the labour market (projects: SOCENT Spas and Hopes-4.Low). She graduated at the Comenius University, Bratislava/Slovak and English language and worked and lived in USA and the South Korea.

During her professional life she worked for the EU community programs SOCRATES and Erasmus plus, where she was responsible for the projects administration, monitoring, impact measurement, as well as the communication activities of the National Agency in Slovakia.

She coordinated the project PRO Teachers aimed at projects impact on teachers professional skills.
From 2006 she worked as a project manager at the British Council, where she was coordinating the projects Intercultural navigators and Active citizens. She was also responsible for opening 6 British Centres in different regions of Slovakia.

From 2018 she coordinated the project People to people Slovakia, which was aimed at three thematic areas: critical thinking, community arts and social innovations. One of the main projects aims was the support of the social cohesion and the active communities in Banska Bystrica and Presov region.

alena.stefanikova@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

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.