Our people

Lenka has led our organization strategically and executively since 2002. She stood at the beginning of its transformation to a Slovak organization, has taken part in all milestone program activities and has led projects of technical assistance to NGOs, corporate philanthropy and volunteering.

Lenka Surotchak

Executive Director
+421 2 5710 8125

Pavel strategically leads programs aimed at strengthening non-governmental organizations, corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

Pavel Hrica

Program Director
+421 2 5710 8124,
+421917 429 983

Michal leads a responsible entrepreneurship pillar and is executive director of the Business Leaders Forum, association of responsible companies. Within this pillar, he co-organizes an international event on responsible entrepreneurship, the CEE CSR Summit. He is a certified trainer for the GRI Training Course and is in charge of auditing reports about corporate social responsibility through GRI directives.  

Michal Kišša

Program Director
+421 2 5710 8126,
+421 917 42 99 85

Anka leads an individual philanthropy and donation pillar, which includes the Great Country and the Heart for Children programs.

Anka Podlesná

Program Director
+421 903 902 439

Tatiana focuses on the program supporting civil society in the Western Balkans and in the Eastern Partnership countries. In Kosovo, Belarus and Georgia she coordinates projects which connect the non-governmental sector with state institutions and the private sector. She is also responsible for capacity building projects of NGOs and the analytical community in the field of advocacy activities and public policy.

Tatiana Žilková

Program Manager
+421 5710 8113,
+421 915 847 691

Monika administrates the workgroup ENGAGE and coordinates the common activities of corporate volunteering carried out under the Our City label. She supports the development of individual philanthropy in Slovakia via the Great Country program. She also focuses on the identification of fundraising opportunities and on the coordination of fundraising activities.

Monika Smolová

Program Director
+421 2 5710 8121,
+421 948 333 026

Slávka is responsible for the financial reports of projects mainly financed from the European Commission and for the compliance of our financial processes with the norms of donors.

Slavomíra Hvizdošová

Financial Manager
+421 2 5710 8116

Daniela is responsible for the management of the Pontis Foundation’s offices.

Daniela Snyder

Office Manager
+421 2 5710 8111

Martina is an inherent member of the financial department in the Pontis Foundation. She is responsible for accounting, wages and taxes in the Pontis Foundation.


Martina Petrová

+421 2 5710 8116

Adriana has worked in the Pontis Foundation since June 2015. She is responsible for the financial reporting of projects in the department of democratisation and development cooperation abroad.

Adriana Petrová

Financial Manager
+421 5710 8116,
+421 911 111 837

Lucia Ružičková

Finančná manažérka
+421 2 5710 8116,
+421 948 333 027

Zuzana Pakanová

finančná asistentka

Alena Vaľková

finančná koordinátorka

Rado je členom PR tímu. Pripravuje mediálne monitoringy, spravuje web Nadácie a spracúva rešerše, databázy a ďalšie úlohy. 

Radoslav Kmec

PR asistent
+421 2 5710 8121

Simona has worked in the Pontis Foundation since September 2011. She was responsible for the organization of the Development and Democracy conference. Since autumn 2015, she has been coordinating the PR strategy of the Foundation. She is also responsible for the management of communication with the external environment and for building up relations with the press on international topics. She administrates the Foundation’s web and Facebook pages.

Simona Fiabáne

PR Manager
+421 5710 8113,
+421 903 619 549

Zuzana Schaleková

PR coordinator
+421 2 5710 8121,
+421 902 558 567

Tatiana Čaplová

projektová koordinátorka
+421 2 5710 8126,
+421 948 333 028

Marek co-organizes the biggest event in corporate volunteering called Our Town as well as the spring and the autumn clothes collection, together with the Engage workgroup. He also coordinates projects of individual corporate volunteering.

Marek Richter

Program Coordinator
02 5710 8119,
0918 595 999

Barbora participates in the coordination of endowment funds of KIA Motors Slovakia, Accenture, PWC and West Slovak Energy, through which the Foundation supports organizations focusing on education, pensioners, people starting their own businesses and the disabled and socially disadvantaged groups of people. She is also responsible for the Lenovo fund which concentrates its supportive activities on children and young people with autism.

Barbora Pálešová

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8126,
+421 918 595 909

Ivana sa po materskej dovolenke opäť zapojila do tímu, ktorý pomáha rozvíjať zodpovedné podnikanie na Slovensku. Zodpovedá za prípravu BLF Newslettera, ako aj za celkovú komunikáciu CR oddelenia (weby zodpovednepodnikanie.sk a blf.sk, sociálne médiá, odborné výstupy). Spolupracuje na príprave podujatí oddelenia.

Ivana Vagaská

programová manažérka
+421 2 5710 8126,
+421 948 341 741

Martina has worked for the Pontis Foundation since December 2015. She helps with the realization of the pro bono volunteering program Heads are Helping, and with connecting social innovators in cooperation with the international organization Ashoka.

Martina Kolesárová

Relationship Development Manager
+421 57 108 119 ,
+421 907 516 852

Janka v Pontise koordinuje pravidelné dobrovoľnícke aktivity. Má na starosti dobrovoľnícke programy medzi spoločnosťou HP a DSS pre seniorov v Rači a medzi Poisťovňou Slovenskej sporiteľne s OZ Bránou do života. 

Jana Štefániková

Programová koordinátorka
0918 508 757

Ivana Kompasová

Programová koordinátorka
0917 750 319

Jana Desiatniková

Programová koordinátorka
0918 522 554

Beata Fekiačová

Programová koordinátorka

Jakub started working for the Pontis Foundation as financial assistant. Since January 2010, he has worked on a project aimed at developing IT in local schools and communities in Kenya. In addition to these activities, he is also responsible for the project of building responsible entrepreneurship in Belarus.

Jakub Šimek

Program Manager
+421 2 5710 8134

Ivana started to work for the Pontis Foundation in September 2014, after she volunteered in the soteICT project in Kenya. Currently, she is a program coordinator of this project, working on strengthening Slovak-Kenyan cooperation and training companies at high schools in Kenya. Since autumn 2015, she has also become engaged in development education projects.

Ivana Uličná

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8134,
+421 908 154 061

Maryia Hushcha

Programová koordinátorka
0944 976 956

Veronika participates in the coordination of the Lenovo, Accenture and Honeywell endowment funds through which the Pontis Foundation supports anticorruption projects and organizations focusing on children and young people with autism in the area of education.

Veronika Gilanová

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8122,
+421 918 885 001

Norbert manages endowment funds and coordinates grant programs. Thanks to these, we can support non-governmental organizations in Slovakia in their activities and in institutional development. In addition, he is responsible for offering companies consultation in measuring the efficiency of community investments using the Standard Community Investment method (London Benchmarking Model). Every year, he prepares an annual report about the sustainability of the non-profit sector in Slovakia (CSO Sustainability Index).

Norbert Maur

Program Manager
+ 421 2 5710 8123,
+421 918 778 780

Radana Deščíková

programová koordinátorka
+421 2 5710 8123 ,
+ 421 918 580 097

Dominika Horňáková

program coordinator
+421 2 5710 8119,
+ 421 917 260 899

Juraj is responsible for the Telekom Endowment Fund established by the Pontis Foundation, which focuses on long term support of the hearing-impaired community.

Juraj Récky

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8122,
+421 911 463 610

Tomáš Janeček

Programový koordinátor

Katarína Teglassyová

Programová koordinátorka
0918 579 816

Daniela Kellerová

Programová koordinátorka

Natália Petrová

Programová asistentka
0917 889 790

Alžbeta Hamráková

programová asistentka

Katarína is a member of the Heart for Children team. She has participated in the program since the beginning of 2012. It is the important charity project of Nový Čas Daily which helps children in need, including the disabled as well as socially handicapped. Katarina is responsible in particular for a specific communication and contracts, external relations and the expert evaluation of applications.

Katarína Turčanová

Program Manager
+421 2 5710 81 33,
+421 948 232 847

Judita coordinates the grant program of the Tesco Foundation. She assists with the coordination of the Fund for Transparent Slovakia and the endowment funds of Telekom and Slovak Power Plants. She communicates with organizations, schools, municipalities and helps them with the administration of grants. She also contributes to the running of the Heart for Children project.


Judita Majerová

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 81 33 ,
+421 944 165 467

Alexandra has been at the Pontis Foundation since 2012 and she is a member of the Heart for Children team. She is responsible for the first contact with applicants via the info line 0948 479 350 and email address srdcepredeti@nadaciapontis.sk and for covering stories on the website www.srdcepredeti.sk.

Alexandra Kopáčová

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8127,
+421 948 479 350

Veronika is a member of the charity project Heart for Children. She is responsible for processing the applications and necessary documents which we receive daily from families. She is the first point of contact for families and she also helps with communication on social networks. 

Veronika Kočišová

Program Coodinator
+421 2 5710 8133,

Marek Chalány

program coordinator
+421 911 636 386

Maroš leads the Pontis Foundation and coordinates the Techsoup and Material Donations programs.

Maroš Silný

Program Manager
+421 948 016 123


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