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

Ivana has more than five years’ experience in global and development education. Initially, she coordinated the program on development education at universities in the Pontis Foundation. Since March 2011, she has led the democratisation and development cooperation program.

Ivana Raslavská

Programe Director
02 5710 8131,
0917 429 981

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 8126,
+421 948 333 026

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 8121,
+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

Gabika leads our Foundation financially. She is responsible for the effective and transparent utilisation of acquired resources in accordance with legislative norms and applicable laws.

Gabika Zúbriková

Financial Director
+421 2 5710 8116,
+421 917 429 982

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

Daniela Snyder

Office Manager
+421 2 5710 8111

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

Dana focuses on registering and preparing invoices in the Pontis Foundation. She is responsible for remittances and helps with reporting in the Foundation.

Dana Kotianová

Financial Assistant
+421 2 5710 8119

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 8134,
+421 911 111 837

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 Gembická

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

Monika zodpovedá za manažovanie externej komunikácie pre oddelenie firemnej filantropie a zodpovedného podnikania. 

Monika Kožurková

PR koordinátorka
+421 917 260 904

Ondrej coordinates the Endowment Fund of Slovak Power Plants and the Fund for Transparent Slovakia. He also prepares the Corporate Philanthropy Forum and is engaged in the development of the education topic in Slovakia.

Ondrej Gallo

Program Manager
+421 915 755 749

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

Ľubka is responsible for the Kia Motors Slovakia and dm drogerie markt endowment funds. She communicates with applicants, prepares documents for evaluation and is responsible for the allocation and control of grant resources. Her hobbies include hiking, handmade crafts and law studies.

Ľubica Lukáčová

Program Coordinator
02 5710 8136,
0918 522 554

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

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

Slávka is a member of a team which helps to develop responsible entrepreneurship in Slovakia. She administrates activities of the Business Leaders Forum association and participates in the realisation of projects focused on sustainable transport and responsible consumption. She is editor-in-chief of the bimonthly BLF Newsletter on responsible entrepreneurship and editor of the website ZodpovednePodnikanie.sk.

Slavomíra Urbanová

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8121,
+421 948 688 879

Tatiana Čaplová

projektová koordinátorka
+421 2 5710 8121,
+421 948 333 028

Radka is member of a team which helps to develop responsible entrepreneurship in Slovakia. She administrates activities of the Business Leaders Forum association and she participates in the organization of events on responsible entrepreneurship.

Radka Halušicová

Program Coordinator
+421 2 5710 8121,
+421 902 098 483

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 8134,
+421 915 847 691

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 8135

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 8135,
+421 908 154 061

Veronika Konečná

program coordinator
+421 2 5710 8131 ,
+421 917 965 277

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 ,
+421 918 579 816

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

Marek Chalány

program coordinator
+421 911 636 386

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,

Zuzana Schaleková

program coordinator
+421 918 885 011

Sandra helps to develop the Great Country program and individual donations initiative. In her free time she works for the Vnútroblok platform which experiments with the public space in Bratislava and with the engagement of civil society.

Sandra Štasselová

Program Coordinator

Monika leads the Heads are Helping program which involves people from companies in solving societal issues in the form of pro bono services for non-profit organizations. She coordinates a pilot project in cooperation with the international organization Ashoka, a support network for social innovators.

Monika Brošková

Program Manager
+421 2 5710 8126,
+421 917 889 790

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

Dominika Horňáková

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

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

Program Coordinator
+421 57 108 119 ,
+421 907 516 852

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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