I am the Executive Director of the Tomorrow’s Forest Foundation as well as a lecturer at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA). SNSPA is also my alma mater - I have degrees in Political Sciences (BA, MA and PhD). I’m passionate about environmental policies and politics, as well as developing sustainable social and economic models that could lead to the harmonious co-existence of people and nature. I also have rich experience in project management and years of NGO activity.
After studying International Relations and European Integration at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), I got an MA in Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid there and currently I’m a PhD student in the doctoral school of SNSPA. My dissertation topic is sustainable development, with a focus on climate change. I have more than three years’ experience in project management and great enthusiasm about environmental protection. As the administrative assistant of the Foundation, I bring to the team optimism and an idealistic perspective, which I hope to turn into reality together with our friends, partners, and volunteers.
I have more than six years' experience in account management and fundraising. I'm passionate about the magic that occurs when NGOs and companies collaborate, and I believe that, without direct action, we cannot hope for real change. It is my mission to find more and people who share our vision.
I believe in the power of stories to change the world to the better - and into a greener world. At Tomorrow's Forest I found the place where love of nature and people creates the most wonderful stories. I brought with me more than ten years experience in communications, from traditional media to new media and digital.
The Governing Board is the central governing body of the foundation and it consists of:
Michael Proschek-Hauptmann, President
Michael Proschek-Hauptmann is currently Head of Compliance and Sustainability at HS Timber Group and has been responsible for the compliance and sustainability agendas of the group since March 2017. Prior to his appointment at HS Timber Group, Michael Proschek-Hauptmann was managing director of the Austrian Umbrella Association of Environmental NGOs (Umweltdachverband) for more than eight years and also served as a long-standing member of the board of directors of the PEFCTM International forest certification label. He is a biologist by training and has been actively involved in the environmental, NGO and sustainability fields right from the very beginning of his career. Being the chair of an expert network for charity foundations in Austria (viel.anthropie), he has special expertise in this field.
Florin Dumbrava, Vice President
Florin Dumbrava is a law graduate, experienced in public administration and not-for-profit organisations (Director of the Mures County Social Assistance and Child Protection Department, Area Manager at Worldvision Romania), he has been working in the private sector the last 10 years, leading the legal department in several multinationals in different industries – retail, energy, wood processing.
Deucalion Hostina, Treasurer
Deo Hostina studied business administration and he is experienced in the private sector, in several industries (media, telecom, consumer goods, the wood industry) as finance controller, analyst and finance manager. He coordinates projects involving various resources at a national and multinational level.
Tibor-Sándor Kádár, Member
Tibor-Sándor Kádár is a graduate of the Faculty of Forestry at the Transilvania University in Brașov and has been working in the field for 12 years, with a special focus on forestry, nature protection, biodiversity conservation, project management, sustainability and ecological education. Tibor-Sándor Kádár is also a chain of custody auditor and forest management certification consultant.