Bukin Andriy

Executive Director of the Public Organization “Chance Club”. Expert on budget and healthcare.

He studied at the Ukrainian Academy of Banking. Lawyer. Sumy State Pedagogical University. Practical Psychologist. Sumy State University. Business administration.

He has 7 years of work experience in public institutions, more than 15 years of work in public organizations.

Research interests focus on health care reform, analysis, development of strategies for involving civic institutions in health care, implementation of a transparent budget policy, on an expanded package of health care services, evaluation of health care reform in Ukraine, results and impact on vulnerable segments of the population, development of strategies for interaction between local self-government and civil society.


Bobyrenko Viktor

Head of the Expert Group of the Bureau of Policy Analysis. He studied at the National Academy for Public Administration. Master of Public Administration, Political Scientist, Political Technologist.

Studies the mental features and dynamic state of the main ethnic groups of today. Electoral Technology Specialist. Specializes in countering propaganda in all its manifestations. Specialist in inter-budgetary relations.

Publicist, blogger. Coach in advocacy, counter-propaganda, team building. In 2017-2019, he was a member of the Public Council at the NAPC (National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption). A member of the Supervisory Board of the Public Broadcaster since 2020.


Medunytsya Oleg

Expert on budget and decentralization. Member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Budget of the 7th-8th convocations. He participated in the development and implementation of budget reform, administrative-territorial reform and decentralization reform.

He studied at the National Academy for Public Administration. During Yushchenko’s presidency, he held a number of senior positions in the local administrations of Sumy and Chernihiv Regions.


Kornienko Maksym

Specialist in local budgets and public procurement, expert in the field of public control and public participation. The previous experience gained while working in the civil service and in the real sector of the economy is successfully used in public activities to establish communication between government and the community.

Profile areas - local budget and public procurement, transparency and accountability of city authorities, interaction with the public, tools of public participation, passenger transport. One of the favorite areas is public transport, in which over recent years he advocated decisions aimed at purchasing public transport, measuring passenger traffic, ensuring control over the implementation of contractual conditions by carriers, economically sound determination of tariffs, scheduling.

Recent achievements include the initiative to develop a Public Road Map for future deputies and the information campaign “Do You Understand?” on the eve of the 2020 local elections.


Chepik Volodymyr

Expert in the field of budget, urban planning and land relations, manager of the sociological group of the NGO Bureau of Policy Analysis.

Has 9 years of experience in management positions in local governments; in the areas of urban planning, land use and management of communal property.

Member of the Coordination Council for the development of the Sumy City Development Strategy until 2025. Member of the Coordination Council for the implementation of the Sumy City Development Strategy until 2030.

In 2012-2013, he was the head of the group for the development and updating of urban planning documentation of Sumy City.

Developer of the strategy of the campaign to reduce corruption in the land sector of Sumy City.

Organizer of the lobbying campaign for the introduction of the ProZorro competitive e-procurement system by the Sumy City Council.

Deputy of the Sumy City Council of the V, VII and VIII convocations. He worked as a member of the Standing Committee on Socio-Economic Development Planning, Budget, Finance, Entrepreneurship Development, Trade and Services, Regulatory Policy and the Committee on Architecture, Urban Planning, Land Regulation, Nature Management and Ecology of the Sumy City Council.


Zakharchenko Oleksii

Media Expert, Election Technology Expert.

Regional representative of the Institute of Mass Information in the Sumy Region, Monitoring Expert of the NGO Media Detector, Chairman of the Board of the NGO Sumy Press Club, Chairman of the Sumy Municipal Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine.

Project Manager of Creating a School of Investigative Journalism (2012), Increasing the Influence of the Sumy Community on the Decision-Making Process of the Authorities (2006), Monitoring the Activities of Party Branches in the Three Largest Cities of the Sumy Region (2005), Monitoring Freedom of Speech and the Right to Information in the Sumy Region (2005), Improving the Professional Level of Communal Media Journalists of the Sumy Region (2004).

Regional expert on the study of integrity and inclusiveness of democratic processes in the Sumy Region (2019), coordinator of the Regional Information and Resource Center of the project  of Promoting Active Participation of Citizens in Preventing Corruption in Ukraine, Decent Ukraine for Poltava, Sumy and Kharkiv Regions (2008).

Organizer of independent observation of the election process in the Sumy Region within the projects of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine (1998-2004), PUBLIC NETWORK OPORA (2007-2010), CHESNO MOVEMENT (2012-2014).

Electoral Legislation Trainer for district election commissions and division election commissions. Coordinator and trainer of informational and explanatory meetings in communities before the first elections in the united territorial communities of the Sumy Region of the OSCE Project Coordinator.