OUR TEAM

Jaroslav Tešliar

Director

(certified project manager IPMA B)

He is the director of the Agency for Regional Development Support Košice, n.o. since 2007. In addition to the management of the organization, it coordinates in particular the elaboration of strategic development documents from the level of cities and municipalities, micro-regions to the international level. So far, he has worked on more than 50 development and research projects, the results of which have been published in more than 30 professional papers and studies. He managed and managed projects focused on sustainable rural development in Eastern Slovakia, coordinated the program for rural areas in the countries of the Carpathian Euroregion, prepared and coordinated international development projects in selected countries of Southeast and Central Europe.

Jozef Šuľak

Deputy Director

(certified project manager IPMA C)

He has been working at the Agency since 2005 as a project manager. He is engaged in the preparation and implementation of projects, especially in the field of tourism, the creation of strategic development documents, feasibility studies, financial and economic analyzes. He also has experience with education in the field of strategic planning, preparation of project plans and project implementation as well as project evaluation. He also participated in the administration of the call within the Terra Incognita grant program. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Business Administration in Košice, University of Economics in Bratislava. He gained professional knowledge in the field of regional development by completing several courses and trainings in Slovakia and abroad.

Ján Dzurdženík

Project manager

(certified project manager IPMA C)

He has been working at the Agency since 2008 as a project manager. He has managed several projects focused on regional planning, local development and sustainable use of natural resources. He is partly engaged in professional activities in the field of environment and planning. In the period 2003 - 2008, he worked for the Slovak Environment Agency as an environmentalist, participating in the preparation of environmental reports, landscape ecological plans and proposals for ecological networks. In part, as a project consultant, he provided consulting services for municipalities in the area of EU structural funds. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Science of UPJŠ in Košice, Department of Environmental Studies.

Monika Višňovská

Project manager

She has been working at the Agency as a project manager since 2017. She prepares and implements projects aimed at supporting local development, improving regional planning and socially and environmentally responsible innovation. In 2014-2017, she completed her doctoral studies in the field of Spatial and Regional Economics, EkF, TUKE. During her studies, she worked as a member of the project team on an international project. She graduated from ERSA Summer School 2016 at Polytecnico University in Milan with the central theme of Advances in Regional Sciences. She participated in a three-month internship at the University of Bari Aldo Moro focusing on the socio-economic vulnerability of the regions. In 2013-2014, she worked at the Carpathian Development Institute and participated in the preparation of local and regional strategic documents. She graduated from Public Administration and Regional Development, EkF, TUKE. During her studies, she worked at the Spiš Regional Development Agency, with which she also worked after school.

Henrieta Kiraľvargová

Project manager

She has been working for the Agency since 2007. From the beginning, she coordinated projects aimed at socially disadvantaged groups of the population, currently at sustainable mobility, and the use of local resources. It participates in the preparation of strategic development documents of a regional and local nature. In the years 2002 - 2006 she worked at the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic, in the field of nature protection, where she dealt with administrative proceedings - granting exemptions from territorial and species protection. In 2001 she graduated in environmental studies at the Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava. In the summer of 2005, she graduated from a summer school at the University of Oslo in Norway with a focus on energy planning and sustainable development.

Valéria Frischová

Economist

He has been working in the Agency since 2007 and is responsible for the Agency's accounting as well as the accounting of individual projects, payroll and personnel administration and cash flow management. He has more than 15 years of experience in accounting for non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of the Mining Faculty of the Technical University in Košice, and she started accounting intensively after completing a retraining course.

Martina Pitrovská

Project manager

She has been working at the Agency as a project manager since October 2021. She is involved in the implementation of projects in the field of education and capacity building. She graduated with a master's degree in special pedagogy from Comenius University in Bratislava, during which she organized an international educational project to support inclusion. In 2013, she participated in the UNESCO model simulation in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in 2020 in the UN model simulation in New York, United States, where she participated in formulating current recommendations on how to improve the political, cultural, educational or health areas of the participating states. He has many years of experience in the preparation and implementation of international Erasmus + projects. Already during her studies, she was actively involved in various national or international projects, working as a youth worker or mentor for volunteers.

Lenka Krištofová

Project manager

She has been working at the Agency as a project manager since November 2021. She is involved in the implementation of projects in the field of climate change and environmental protection. She holds a master's degree in geography in regional development. During her studies, she gained experience in the field of the environment by working at the Slovak Environment Agency in Košice, where she worked on the development of documents on the abiotic component of the environment for various strategic documents. In 2013, she became the leader of the international project The faces of landscape of the Ersamus + program. She completed several internships, study stays and active participation in conferences abroad (Slovenia, Austria, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Croatia). The most valuable experience was a two-month internship at Qeen Mary University of London, where she participated in a research stay in the field of regional development and regional policy.

Dominika Tóth

Project manager

She has been working at the Agency as a project manager since October 2021. She deals with projects in the field of education and capacity building. He has experience in managing, writing and implementing cross-border projects. At the P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, he obtained the degree of Mgr. in English for European Institutions and Economics and a PhD. in the field of linguistics. During her doctoral studies at UPJŠ, she worked as a department coordinator of the Erasmus + program. In 2020, she received a scholarship from the Collegium Talentum program. During her studies in Košice, she wrote and managed projects for the Interreg program and projects in the field of environmental studies. She was a member of the youth organization KIKELET, in which she organized various events for university students. In addition to Slovak and English, he is fluent in Hungarian.

Terézia Paňková

Communication manager

He has been working at the Agency since November 2020 and is in charge of creating the Agency's media image and external communication. He has experience in writing and implementing projects within the European Solidarity Corps and also in coordinating foreign volunteers. Teresa completed a 9-month European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Spain. In the years 2016 - 2018 she worked at the Foreign Department of the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra as a coordinator for sending students to Erasmus + mobility. She studied English for commercial practice in Ružomberok and English in professional communication in Nitra. During her studies in Ružomberok, she was an active member of a chess club, for which she regularly wrote press releases from events. In addition to studying in Nitra, Terézia organized several international educational projects as a member of the student organization AIESEC.

Alena Kučeravcová

(certified project manager IPMA C)

She has been working for the Agency as a project manager since 2011, coordinating several cross-border and international projects focusing on regional and urban planning, rural development, sustainable tourism and socially responsible business. Prior to joining the agency, she worked at the Slovak Environment Agency as a specialist in landscape planning, where her main tasks were in the preparation and elaboration of development strategic documents related to sustainable development, in the preparation of territorial systems of ecological stability, landscape ecological plans and preparation of environmental reports. She studied environmental studies and geography at the Faculty of Science, UKF Nitra.

Marcela Juhászová

Financial manager

He has been working in the Agency as a financial manager since 2011 and is mainly engaged in financial monitoring and reporting of projects in the field of cross-border cooperation financed from the European Structural Funds. He has many years of experience in controlling and financial management of projects. In the years 2005 - 2008 she completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, specializing in financial and commercial activities. Even after graduating, he continues to expand his knowledge by completing various courses and training in the field of controlling, law and financial management.

Iveta Lučanská

Assistant / Administrator

He has been working in the agency since July 2006 in the position of project assistant / administrator. He cooperates in the management of the organization and administrative activities, with the director of the organization and with project managers in the creation of projects - preparation and provision of the necessary documents. Provides logistics for training, seminars, courses within the implemented projects as well as the organization itself.

Jarmila Hviščová

(certified project manager IPMA C)

She has been working at the Agency as a project manager since 2005 as a project manager. He is engaged in the preparation and implementation of projects, especially in the field of infrastructure, tourism, financial management of projects, he participates in the preparation of strategic development documents of regional and local character. He also has experience with education in the field of strategic planning, preparation of project plans and project implementation. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University in Košice and the Faculty of Law of the UPJŠ in Košice, University of Economics in Bratislava.

Katarína Kopčiková

Project manager

She has been working for the agency since May 2022. He deals with projects in the field of education and capacity building. He has experience in management, writing
and the implementation of environmental projects. She studied at Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, where
holds a Master's degree in Environmental Ecology.
She worked at the Institute of Geotechnics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences as a researcher in the Department of Environmental Biotechnology.
She completed her doctoral studies at the Technical University in Košice in the field of Mineralurgy and Environmental Technologies.
She has participated in scientific projects aimed at monitoring environmental pressures in regions affected by mining activities.
As part of the APVV and VEGA projects, she participated in the development of a pilot pilot of biotechnological pre-treatment of quartz sands.
Šaštín - Stráže deposits with an environmentally friendly bioleaching method.
She was part of the GEOCEX research team from the European Structural Funds focused on research into the Earth's geosphere.
At Ekocentre Sosna, she focused on environmental education, design and implementation of environmental education programs for all ages.
She participated in the preparation and management of development projects under the auspices of Active citizen found.