Tatyana Bondarchuk, fluent in both Russian and English, works as a Crime Victim Advocate; A member of National Crisis Response Team, and a community outreach specialist. Born in Russia, she has studied and lived in the United States since November of 2000. She has extensive experience in the field of social work as well as human services; has worked as a domestic violence advocate, counselor, community organizer, and educator locally and internationally.
She is recognized expert in Oregon on issues related to domestic violence, child abuse, trauma, parenting and the specific challenges that Eastern European immigrant communities face in the United States. She has worked with Oregon faith-based community partners through the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), has encouraged and empowered religious institutions to respond to domestic violence and the needs of survivors.
She graduated from Portland State University in Oregon with a Master Degree in Social Work in 2013. In 2014 Tatyana was selected for US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Fellowship at Washington, D.C. and had traveled overseas between five cities in Russia where she worked on the issues related to domestic violence, child abuse and child’s exposure to violence and gender-inequity.
She has published articles and promotes crime prevention education on a monthly TV show. She has worked with victims of human trafficking, abduction, stalking, hate crime and discrimination, robbery, thefts, attempted murder, DUI crashes, vulnerable adult abuse, child abuse, and other crimes.
Ms. Karina Rutova immigrated to the US from Kiev, Ukraine. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kiev State University of Design, her second Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from National Technical University of Ukraine, and her MBA Degree from Marylhurst University, Oregon.
She worked at Russian Oregon Social Services, and now serves as an Assistant Director of the Gateway Center.
She joined the Slavic Advisory Council to Portland Police Bureau when it was first established.
Andrey A. Shulik
Mr. Andrey A. Shulik, CIC is a holder of MA in Ancient Music and Conducting received at Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts in Ukraine in 2003. Upon move to the United States Andrey received a number of certifications including fully licensed insurance agent from 2005, DOT Compliance specialist from 2006, Notary Public of Oregon, Member of Ukrainian-American Cultural Association of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Mr. Shulik honorably holds designation of Certified Insurance Counselor from 2008 and is a dues paying member of National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research as well as member of Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.
From July of 2010 to date Mr. Shulik leads an independent insurance agency, Choice One Insurance Inc, as its President, CEO, and Principal Producer. Andrey is an active member of Ukrainian-American community of Pacific Northwest and contributing author to several magazines
Tamara Burkovskaia has been a resident of Portland, Oregon since 2008, when she immigrated to the United States from Kyrgyzstan, one of the former Soviet Union countries. She received Cum Laude degree from the Foreign Languages Department of the Kyrgyz State University. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, for 16 years, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a newly independent state. She started as Administrative Assistant and later, was promoted to the position of Senior Political Specialist. After moving to the United States, she worked at the Oregon Public Health Division on implementing public health programs aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.
Currently, she is Program Manager at the Russian Oregon Social Services, a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. She actively works on raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault and supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Tamara joined the Slavic Advisory Council in 2017. Currently, she is a member of the Media Group of the Council.
Olga Parker, Ph.D., CADC III, graduated from Moscow State University in Russia and has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has a specialty in NeuroPsychology.
Olga Parker has been working as a psychologist and a psychotherapist for 10 years in Russia and as a mental health therapist for 28 years in USA.
Olga Parker is a Clinical Director at Modus Vivendi LLC, that provides outpatient treatment for chemical dependency and mental health.
Olga Parker is also working at Lutheran Community Services Northwest as a Program Coordinator and Mental Health Therapist for culturally specific treatment that specializes in treatment of Eastern European population.
Olga Parker is certified with the International Board of Addiction Professionals and ACCBO. She’s worked with addiction issues worldwide. Olga has been successfully working with English speaking and Russian speaking population for the past 28 years during her career in the US. For the last 18 years Olga has been facilitating Parenting classes, Alcohol and Drug Treatment groups, Domestic Violence classes and Family Enrichment groups for Russian-speaking clients.
Olga Parker has developed and successfully implemented a series of workshops on innovative approaches to chemical dependency treatment with the focus on treatment of patients with trauma-related syndrome, spirituality approach in chemical dependency and treatment of special population groups, i.e. Eastern European, women, etc.
Semion Borisovich (Sam) was born in Minsk, Belarus (BSSR) in 1949, where he graduated from high school with professional polytechnic training.
Semion served for two years in the Soviet Army in Belarus and Trans-Baikal. Worked for 25 years at the Minsk radio plant, graduated with honors from a radio technical college, and continued working at the Production Association "Horizont" in the experimental production of a specialized design bureau as tuning-engineer of electronic equipment of the highest category.
In 1990, he emigrated to Israel, where he lived with his family in the Haifa area and worked for 15 years as a linear cable technician. In 2008, Semion visited his son in L.A., and six months later was reunited with his family and settled in the Portland area. Semion became a U.S. citizen in 2015 and had since retired and started volunteering with the Russian speaking community of Portland.
In August 2017, Semyon joined the Advisory Board of the Department of Support for the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities, and Veterans (ADVSD) of Multnomah County.
Semion also volunteers with the Multnomah County Libraries, where he runs a series of training programs on the development of computer literacy.
Semion has served on the Slavic Advisory Council since 2016. Semyon speaks Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian, and Belarussian.
Bill retired after 29 years working in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC for Congressman Jim Oberstar of Minnesota. He studied Russian language at the Institute of Foreign Languages Department of Defense in the 1960s and then served as a translator in intelligence against the Soviet program of space exploration through 1971.
Since then, Bill continues to read and speak in Russian. In the 1987, he visited Moscow and Leningrad. When he worked in the House of Representatives, he sometimes had the opportunity to serve as an interpreter.
In Portland, Bill has volunteered as a teacher of Russian-speakers in the use computers and in English as a Second Language. In addition to serving on the Portland Police Bureau Slavic Advisory Council, he is also on the Multnomah County Aging Services Advisory Council.
Lana Dingman was born, got her education and started her professional carrier in Russia in the Volga region. Her educational background is in Teaching and Applied Psychology (Master of Education and B.S. in Psychology). Lana has a long-term professional experience in social services and education in both RF and US. She had been teaching, providing counseling services and supervisory job activities in Russia. She immigrated in the US in 2000 to Southern Oregon and moved to Portland in 2014. After becoming an Oregon resident she worked in non-profit organizations and had some US college teaching experience. Lana is fully bilingual (Russian-English) and bi-cultural. She is now working at Lutheran Community Services at the Multicultural Counseling program.
Andrii is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate of the Slavic community. Andrii received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Ternopil National Technical University in Ternopil, Ukraine. Upon graduation, Andrii continued his education abroad in Toronto, Canada and earned a second Bachelor’s Degree with concentrations in Business Administration and Communication. After completing his studies in 2015, Andrii relocated to Portland, Oregon and accepted the position of a Youth Advocate at the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). In this role, Andrii provides support to middle and high school age Slavic students within the Reynolds School District. With the use of a culturally responsive lens and a specialized focus on students who are at risk of academic failure and dropping out of school, Andrii organizes and facilitates after school resource clubs and activities. His main objective is to ensure that Slavic youth grows and develops their skills and knowledge and has the tools and resources to be successful, both pre and post-graduation. As part of this role, Andrii established a youth advisory committee to assist with navigating the youth advocacy program and facilitates monthly Slavic staff meetings to initiate and establish additional resource programs. Andrii enjoys supporting students in all facets of student life and has also developed curriculum and led workshops with students on college and career readiness, eastern European culture, and other topics. In his spare time, Andrii enjoys learning about and exploring the city that he now calls home, as well as reading, playing soccer, and playing bass in a music band.
D. Ihor Ambroziak
D. Ihor Ambroziak was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. He studied Business Administration and Meat Science at the University of MN and havs worked in the food processing industry (red meat, fish, poultry, and bakery manufacturing) for more than 45 years. Hespent the last 20 years working in international sales as a regional sales manager for Handtmann, Inc., a German company that manufactures and services equipment for the food-processing industry. His territory included four provinces and territories in western Canada, and eight states (including Alaska) in the Pacific NW. D. Ihor is currently semi-retired and, as of 2011, owns and operates a small mobile business that specializes in commercial/retail cutlery sales and I also service/sharpen various cutlery and tools. D. Ihor is fully bilingual (Ukrainian-English) and bi-cultural. Since his arrival to the Pacific NW, he has been active in the local Ukrainian and Slavic communities; including being a trustee and founding member of the UACA (Ukrainian American Cultural Assn) of OR and SW WA, an advisory board member of the Portland branch of the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, and past president and board member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
POLICE BUREAU MEMBERS
Greg was born in Slobitka, Ukraine and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. He attended Alice Ott Middle School and then David Douglas High School. Greg graduated from Clackamas Community College. Greg was a Portland Police Bureau Cadet at East Precinct from 2004-2008, and then was hired by Portland Police Bureau in 2011.
Nik is from Sofia, Bulgaria and immigrated to Portland in 1999. He attended Whitford Middle School and Beaverton High School. Nik graduated from Portland State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree for marketing. He was hired by the Portland Police Bureau in 2012, following his graduation.