Governance and Staff
The structure of the Academy is a non-profit organisation registered in the Czech Republic.
The following bodies are included within the organisational structure:
- Executive Board
- Advisory Board
- Honorary Council
- Director & staff members
Executive Board Members
|Jiří Ziętek - chair||Executive Head, Třinecké gastronomické služby, s.r.o, Czech Republic|
|Tsovinar Ghazaryan||Programme Officer, World Council of Churches, Armenia Inter-Church
Charitable Round Table Foundation, Armenia
|Anca Enache||Development Manager, Helsinki Deaconess Institute, Finland|
|Jouko Porkka||Senior Lecturer, Diak, Helsinki, Finland|
|Mathew Ross||Programme Executive – Diakonia and Capacity Building, World Council of Churches, Switzerland|
|Lucie Ližičková||Project Manager, Silesian Diakonia, Czech Republic|
Advisory Board Members
|Martin Pietak||Pastor, Vice bishop, Silesian Lutheran Church, Czech Republic|
|Nicole Borisuk||Director, ´Living Hope´, Ukraine|
|Eija-Riitta Kinnunen||Development Group Leader, Diak, Helsinki, Finland|
The Partners of interdiac form an Honorary Council from which one member is invited to sit on the Executive Board and one on the Advisory Board.
Each partner organisation nominates its representative for Honorary Council. Nowadays interdiac has 15 partner organisations from 13 different countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: www.interdiac.eu/regional-focus
The Director is the statutory representative of the organisation. The Director and Head of Education build a Management Team which is accountable to the Executive Board.
interdiac is considered to be a horizontal structure. Openness and trust are essential for managing the resources of this organisational structure. With regard to staff, it is a priority to recruit and involve the experts from the region of Central and Eastern European countries and build the capacities in the region.
International teams in accordance with the working initiatives are built up. The working process for the teams uses on-line meetings and occasional face-to-face meetings to enable international participation.
|Tony Addy||Head of Education, Programme Consultant|
|Oksana Prosvirnina||Research Coordinator, Senior Lecturer|
|Tsovinar Ghazaryan||Senior Expert: Research & Development|
|Dr. Aiva Rozenberga||Senior Expert: Sprituality|
|Dr. Ulla Siirto||Research Theme Coordinator|
|Jouko Porkka||Research Theme Coordinator|
|Emeritus Prof. Dr. Herman Noordegraaf||Research Theme Coordinator|
Lecturers, Senior Experts, Experts, Desk Researchers and others are appointed for specific tasks for the different programmes & initiatives.
Contact details for the experts involved in specific current programmes can be obtained on request, by email to:
Here you can download the interdiac Annual Reports:
Here you can download the interdiac constitution.