I am pleased to welcome two new staff at the World YMCAs as of 1 February 2019.
DJ Forza as the Director of Partnerships and Collaboration
DJ will be responsible for developing a variety of multi-stakeholder communities and platforms to further drive the theme of youth empowerment with governments, academia, civil society, the corporate sector and with subject matter experts from the YMCA movement around key issues such youth employment, climate change, civic engagement and health. DJ will liaise closely with the YMCA Area Offices and key stakeholders.
Originally from Seattle, DJ has more than 15 years’ experience in developing global strategic partnerships, working both in the private sector and with international humanitarian organizations such as Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, Geneva Call and Kiva Microfinance. DJ is a Habitat for Humanity Global Village team leader.
Mykyta Krushelnytski – Administrative Assistant
Mykyta will be giving administrative and logistical support to the World YMCA office. Mykyta is originally from Ukraine and is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English, with knowledge of French and German. He has an MA in Simultaneous Interpreting and Journalism, as well as an MA in International Finance. He has experience working in Geneva as an Administration Assistant and has also volunteered at the UN in the Media and Audio Visual Department.
Carlos Madjri Sanvee, Secretary General