Our Team

Staff

Doros Polycarpou

Doros Polycarpou

Executive Director

With a Social Science background, Doros Polykarpou is co-founder and for almost 10 years Executive Director of KISA. Doros is a recognised human rights defender and expert on migration, asylum, discrimination, racism and trafficking. He worked for several years in the welfare services, especially in the area of the protection of children and women  who experienced domestic violence.

Email: doros.p@kisa.org.cy Phone: +357 – 22878181

Andriana Kossiva

Andriana Kossiva

Counseling Officer

Andriana Kossiva is a Counselor at KISA Refugee and Migrant Centre since 2005. Her personal, professional, and academic research and experience focus on migration, asylum, gender, and sexuality, as well as on empowerment and self-organisation. She is a queer intersectional feminist and believes in the interdependence of personal and social change.

Email: andriana.k@kisa.org.cy Phone: +357 – 22878181

Petros Heracleous

Petros Heracleous

Communication officer

Petros Heracleous studied Political Science and History and he holds an ma in conflict resolution. In the past, he got involved in bi-communal projects in Cyprus and he worked for the European Commission in Brussels. He works for Kisa as a Communication officer since April 2015.

Email: petros.heracleous@kisa.org.cy Phone: +357 – 22878181

Romy Wakil

Romy Wakil

Programme Officer

Romy Wakil holds an MA in Psychology and an MA in Counselling.  She previously worked as a tri-lingual counsellor (English, Arabic, and French) in Scotland at a low-income counselling centre and University.  She is interested in qualitative research, human rights and the introspective power of the therapeutic alliance.

Email: romy.w@kisa.org.cy Phone: +357 – 22878181

Volunteers

Nicole Papadopoulou

Nicole Papadopoulou

Nicole is a PhD student in the field of English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies and also holds an MA in American Studies. As a volunteer, she translates various announcements and press releases from Greek to English, hoping to raise awareness in the English-speaking community concerning KISA’s work.ards their maximum positive impact.

Email: nikolettapapa@gmail.com 

Tasoula Michalopoulou

Tasoula Michalopoulou

Tasoula Michalopoulou studied French Language and Philology . She holds a Master degree in French and Spanish Applied Linguistics, Literature and Translation. She is involved in teaching foreign languages and in volunteering in projects for different NGOs in Cyprus and abroad. In the past she worked for the European Commission in Brussels .

Email: tasoulamic_12@hotmail.com Phone: +357 99045124/ +34 697257235

Interns

Melanie Zwiener

Melanie Zwiener

 

Melanie is from Germany and studies there social work. Her practice semester she spends here in KISA. Before her studies she made a social year abroad and could collect so some intercultural and working experiences. Regarding to human rights and refugees issues she could gain an insight into through other internships or volunteer work.

Email: melanie.zwiener@kisa.org.cy 

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