Supervisory Board

The Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law is an analytical and advocacy center that has been working in the Ukrainian public sector since 2005, focusing on developing independent media, supporting public platforms and movements, and building the rule of law in Ukraine.

Our mission is to promote the development of a society of active and responsible citizens.

To this end, we support and develop community initiatives, implement educational programs for different audiences, develop and advocate for quality legislation, protect freedom of speech, provide impartial legal expert evaluation and advise journalists, work to implement government accountability and rule of law.

Artem Myrhorodskyi
Supervisory Board Chairperson

Co-founder and board member of Initiative E+ NGO, founder of BioBin

Has 15 years of managerial experience in business and the public sector. Co-founder and board member of Initiative E+ NGO, which aims to support the wounded participants of the Maidan, the ATO and their families. From November 2014 to February 2018, was in charge of the Secretariat of the Reanimation Package of Reforms. Co-founder and author of the startup BioBin, which helps to launch food waste separation. 

Halyna Skipalska
Supervisory Board Member

Executive Director of ICF “Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health”, Director of HealthRight International in Ukraine

Feminist activist, expert in combating gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS prevention, development of social and psychological services for women from vulnerable groups. She is a member of the board of the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum, the board of the Reanimation Reform Package Coalition and the Network for Children’s Rights. Since 2008, Halyna has been actively involved in the protection of the rights and quality of life of girls, women and children in difficult life circumstances due to violence, armed conflict, homelessness, poverty and pandemics. Her special interest is the development of the social sphere, the sphere of public health, the protection of the rights of women and children, the development of necessary and accessible social services in the community. 

Diana Dutsyk
Supervisory Board Member

Founder and executive director of the Ukrainian Media and Communication Institute, journalist, media expert, media coach, teacher 

Member of the Commission on Journalism Ethics and the Council on Freedom of Speech and Protection of Journalists under the President of Ukraine. From 2014 to 2017, she held the position of Executive Director of Detector Media NGO. Prior to that, she worked in national and regional Ukrainian media, including in senior positions, in particular as editor-in-chief of Glavred Holding, PIK website and the Bez Tsenzury (No Censorship) newspaper. Diana has 19 years of teaching experience at the Mohyla School of Journalism (course “Text in the Era of Multimedia”). She is Candidate of Philological Sciences, she gained the degree from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2004. Author of the monograph Political Journalism (2005) and a number of courses and manuals for journalists. In 2007, she was awarded the title of “Honored Journalist of Ukraine”. 

Nataliia Tymkiv
Supervisory Board Member

Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, Financial Management Expert


NataliiaTymkiv has been a member of the CEDEM Supervisory Board since 2018. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as the head of the educational and methodical department of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional center for retraining and advanced training of employees of public authorities, local governments, state enterprises, institutions and organizations. Since 2005, she has worked in various commercial enterprises as the head of the personnel department, executive director, chief accountant. Since 2010, she has worked as a financial manager and later as a financial director of the Media Law Institute (formerly CEDEM). Since 2012, she has been engaged in public activities – a member of the Management Board and Executive Director of Wikimedia Ukraine (2012-2016). Since 2016, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, and since 2019 she has been the Deputy Chairperson of the Board.


Photo: Lantuszka, CC BY-SA 3.0

Olena Fomina
Supervisory Board Member

Ukrainian lawyer and programs director
She joined the team of the Aspen Institute Kyiv in February 2019 and occupied different positions, including Justice and Law Program Coordinator, Good Governance Program Director and Director of core Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute Kyiv (Good Governance, Justice and Law, Media, National Identity and Cybersecurity). She is an Attorney-at-law (BAR certificate, 2009) and Insolvency Practitioner (certificate, 2019). Before joining the Aspen Institute Kyiv, Olena led Bankruptcy and Tax practices at Nobili Law Firm (2015-2019) and was awarded as one of the TOP-100 UA Best Lawyers: Leader of Tax Practice: 2015, 2017, 2018. Olena graduated from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, CELLI Institute (Prague) on International Bankruptcy Models, and Kyiv Mohyla Business School on Mediation. She is a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association and held the position of the Vice-Chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Ukrainian Advocates‘ Association (2019-2021). She is the author of more than 50 publications on legal and socio-economic issues in national media. Olena participated in the seminar “Justice, Law and Society” (Aspen Institute Kyiv, 2018) and is an active member of Aspen Community since then.