Liza Baran is CIVIC’s Senior Advisor, Programs. Previously she was the Country Director for CIVIC’s Ukraine Program. Liza holds over fifteen years of managerial experience in technical assistance and development as program director, chief of party, project manager, fundraiser and program development specialist. She has worked with the Ukrainian government, USAID funded projects, and with Mercy Corps in both Iraq and Nigeria on conflict management and countering violent extremism (CVE) programs. In her current role as Country Director in Ukraine, she oversees CIVIC operations in the country and ensures the successful implementation of its mandate in protection of civilians and civilian harm mitigation. Liza brings extensive experience in designing, coordinating and implementing projects on civil society development, policy analysis; conflict management and negotiation, dispute resolution; community mobilization and development. She holds a MBA degree from Kyiv State Economic University and PMD Pro for program management.