Our team

 

Parent’s Association Step by Step team consists of 8 professionals with long-term experience in working in non-governmental organisations, creating, and implementing project activities, as well as advocating changes in society.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Silvija Stanić, BA in Psychology, University Specialist in Law

Psychologist, a specialist in children’s rights and Gestalt psychotherapist. Currently attending doctoral studies in social work at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. Chief Executive Officer of the Association with 15 years of experience in managing the organisation, strategic planning, organisational development, advocacy activities, project management and psychological consultancy.

SECRETARY

Vesna Miličević

Administrative assistant and Secretary of the Association experienced in administration, organisation and coordination of activities, financial administration, planning and monitoring the implementation, as well as financial monitoring of the projects.

EXPERT ASSOCIATES FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Iva Buconjić, MA in Psychology.

Psychologist, a practitioner of the expressive arts therapy and student at the university specialist studies of supervision in psychosocial work. She has rich experience in the development and management of university and field research, the development and conduction of advocacy activities for the improvement and protection of the rights of children and youths and designing and conducting training and various workshops in the field of social skills and education. She conducts individual psychological and online counselling and heads small educational groups and psychological support groups.

PROGRAM MANAGER AND PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT

Mia Krpan, MA in Psychology

Psychologist, currently undergoing education in cognitive-behavioural therapy. She has completed the Mindfulness education for experts of auxiliary occupations and the first degree of NLP in counselling and therapy work. She has been working in the Parents’ Association Step by Step since 2019 as the programme manager for Included Parents and an expert associate on psychosocial affairs. She conducts individual psychological and online counselling, leads small educational groups and psychological support groups.

PROGRAMME ASSISTANT

Daria Ivošević, MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology

She works on activities of drafting and implementing national and international projects, planning and organising activities and various administrative affairs of the Association. She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of social inclusion which she acquired by working on the development of social services for vulnerable and marginalised groups, on the activities of drafting, implementing, and reporting on projects and on activities of organisation and coordination of events in civil society organisations and the UN Programme for Development to Croatia.

EXPERT ASSOCIATES ON PROGRAMMES

Karmen Stipeč, MA in Social Work

A graduated social worker with many years of experience working in the Department of Social Work Sphere, along with a rich volunteer experience in working with beneficiaries. She has been working in the Parents’ Association Step by Step since 2019 as an expert associate on the programme for minor pregnant women and parents. She participates in conducting small educational groups, individual and online counselling.

EXPERT ASSOCIATES ON PROGRAMMES

Sara Carević, MA in Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology with the experience of volunteer work with vulnerable groups and research work in the field of social psychology and the psychology of music. She has been working in the Parents’ Association Step by Step since 2019 as an expert associate on the project Included Communities. She participates in conducting small educational groups, individual and online counselling.