Kalandyak, Lesya

Kalandyak, Lesya

Oleksandra Kalandyak

Lviv, Ukraine


Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical therapy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Physical therapist, Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, Ukraine, 14 years of experience in pediatrics

2006-2013  - Coordinator of the feeding and rehabilitation programs for severely malnourished children and trainings for the personnel in fourteen orphanages for children with disabilities from different regions of Ukraine with support of private sponsors, National and International organizations and experts.

2007 till present  - Founder and Advisor of Ukrainian Association of physical therapy

2008-2011 – National coordinator of MATRA project “Improving the quality of life and standards of services for children with disabilities through capacity building and strengthening of civil society in Ukraine”, supported by the Government of the Netherlands.

2014 – Consultant of the studyEarly Childhood development and disability in Ukraine. Lessons learned and future recommendations”, supported by the World Bank

2015 – till present - Technical Advisor “Training, Economic Empowerment, Assistive Technology, and Medical/Physical (Re)habilitation services (TEAM) in Ukraine”, funded by USAID

Coordinator and participant of different social projects and professional development courses which influence civil society and policy makers on Regional, National and International levels