Office staff

Olexandr Pavlichenko, the Executive Director of UHHRU.

Main responsibilities: general management, strategic planning and oversight of UHHRU activities, coordinating the preparation of projects and programs, overview of reporting, economic activities, human resources policy, formal representation of the organization as well as representation in the Council and at the General Meeting.


Maksym Scherbatyuk, Program Director of UHHRU. He was born on July 18, 1980. Graduated from Ternopil Academy of National Economy. He has been involved with UHHRU since April 2006.

Main responsibilities: on-going monitoring of the activities in terms of projects and performance evaluation; participation in the development of new programs, determining the need for specific programs, coordinating the preparation of reports for donors, coordinating the work of program directors; program risks assessment and defining the ways of their mitigation.

Mykhailo Tarakhkalo – Director of the UHHRU Center of Strategic Litigations. He was born on February 11, 1987. Graduated from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy, Kharkiv. Master of Laws, lawyer. He has been involved with UHHRU since 2012.

Main responsibilities: overview of strategic litigations, liaison with public advice centers, lawyers and other interested parties; defining strategic work directions and managing the work of strategic defense department; determining and analyzing structural legal problems requiring legal intervention, developing strategic information advocacy campaigns, managing the most complicated strategic litigations.

Oleh Levytskyi, Head of the UHHRU Public advice center, lawyer. He was born on April 21, 1969. Graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv. He has been involved with UHHRU since 2008.

Main responsibilities: management of the Public advice center (PAC) in the Main office, liaison with PACs of member organizations and coordinating their activities, determining general needs of PAC and organizing joint activities.

Oleh Martynenko, analytic activity manager. He was born on November 12, 1965. Graduated from Kharkiv State University. He has been involved with UHHRU since 2014. Doctor of Juridical Science, Professor.

Main responsibilities: strategic planning and day-to-day overview of analytic activities of UHHRU, in particular establishing of of facts and monitoring, organizing human rights analytic centers, coordinating scientific research work, analyzing tendencies and elaborating the empirical foundation for legislative initiatives, elaborating a practical platform for internship and volunteer activities.

Borys Zakharov,  Director of Advocacy Center. Has worked for UHHRU since 2014. He was born on February 11, 1977. Graduated from Kharkiv National University, majored in History and Socio-Political Studies.

Main responsibilities: developing the strategy and planning advocacy activities, updating the information about the activities and on-going situation in management bodies, creating key communications, coordinating activities and representation in consultation bodies, oversight of campaign implementation, elaborating tasks for analytic measures and strategic defense in court.

Darya Svyrydova, lawyer, coordinator of UHHRU educational program for lawyers. She was born on April 1, 1985. Graduated from Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, RHEE Crimean Humanitarian University.  She has been involved with UHHRU since 2014 (and since 2012 has cooperated with UHHRU in terms of educational programs for lawyers).

Main responsibilities: oversight of program implementation, elaborating courses, coordinating the work of trainers and teachers, control of the preparation of course materials, liaison with the alumni network, etc.

Nataliya Kozarenko, Coordinator of UHHRU public advice centers. Education: Odesa Construction Engineering Institute, Kherson Teachers’ Training University. She has been involved with UHHRU since 2013.

Main responsibilities: coordinating joint activities of public advice centers, control of database maintenance, promoting communication between UHHRU and other PACs, gathering information.

Anastasiya Martynovska, the Center of Strategic Litigations lawyer. Graduated from the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, majored in Law (2013, Master) and Translation (2012, Master). She has been involved with UHHRU since April 2014.

Main responsibilities: legal representation, participating in the strategy of development in some cases, studying judicial practice of international judicial bodies and domestic courts, preparing reviews and analytic reports, participating in the quality assurance of other outsourcing activity of lawyers, developing recommendations, monitoring of on-going cases, preparing the information about specific cases for further publication.

Anna Yuschenko, lawyer of UHHRU Public advice center. She was born on September 23, 1991. Graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, and “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” National University. She has worked for UHHRU since 2014.

Olena Sapozhnikova, lawyer of the Center of Strategic Litigations, editor and analyst of the website. Graduated from Kyiv International University. She has been involved with UHHRU since 2009.

Contact info: (044) 485-17-92, 063 856 60 22,


Also work in UHHRU office:

Maxym Lounotchkin – system administrator

Vitali Novikov – webmaster

Alla Andrusyak – office manager



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