Announcing the 2014 Bill Maynes Fellows

December 2, 2014

Dedicated to the generous and gregarious spirit of Eurasia Foundation’s late president, the Bill Maynes Fellowship is a program that supports outstanding individuals from the countries where Eurasia Foundation operates. The fund builds personal and professional bridges between emerging leaders in countries in which we work and their counterparts in the United States. The fund is entirely financed by private donations.

The Bill Maynes Panel was held on Wednesday, December 10, at 4:00 pm, at 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.


Elena Dmitrieva — Moscow, Russia

Elena Dmitrieva is the director of the Health and Development Foundation, which develops health communication and health system improvement projects in Russia. Dr. Dmitrieva also serves as the head of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Russia.

The Health and Development Foundation’s newest program, TEXT4BABY, provides expectant and new mothers with important information about their health and the health of their babies, communicated via text message.

In 2013, Dr. Dmitrieva and the Health and Development Foundation collaborated with an American partner on “mHealth,” public health campaigns implemented over mobile devices.

Andriy Skipalskyi – Kyiv, Ukraine

Andriy Skipalskyi is Chairman of the Board of Life Regional Advocacy Center, a Kiev-based non-profit NGO that provides advocacy and tobacco control expertise. Mr. Skipalskyi successfully advocated for two tobacco control laws and the placement of graphic images of the effects of smoking on cigarette packages.

He is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

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