Chief Impact Assessment Officer
Doriana Basamakova is the Chief Impact Assessment Officer at the Trust for Social Achievement. She is responsible for devising an evaluation data system to observe the impact of the Trust’s activities and for ensuring that results-based planning is properly integrated into the Trust’s grant making and operations.
Doriana has over 10 years of experience in the field of monitoring, evaluation, research and project management in the private and NGO sectors. Prior to joining the foundation, Doriana was a part of the marketing team at Kraft Foods, where she managed the business unit’s marketing research activities and won the first ever regional SEEMA award for Bulgaria for significant contributions to the implementation of insights into strategy development. She was a Strategy and Analysis Consultant for the Investment Climate Advisory Services division of the World Bank and a Senior Program Manager at Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, where she identified sectors with economic growth potential, initiated projects in support of Small and Medium Enterprise growth and developed monitoring and evaluation system to measure program effectiveness.
Doriana has an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business and Bachelor of Arts from the University of the South, where she was a recipient of a full scholarship and graduated with honors. Doriana was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer in Jamaica, Net Impact Service Corps Consultant for FINCA International, and served on the board of Georgetown Women’s Leadership Initiative.
Karina Baltova provides support for the Trust’s research and evaluation efforts with the goal of testing and implementing evidence-based and innovative methods and practices. Karina also support TSA’s advocacy efforts to promote the adoption of and dissemination of best practices and public policies in early child development, education, housing, and economic self-sufficiency.
Prior to joining the Trust for Social Achievement, Karina was a Research Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. She studied the policy impacts and opportunities for improving the well-being of disadvantaged families and children and minorities in the United States. Her research focused on a broad range of social and economic issues and their intersections: education, immigration, the safety net, and health and human services.
Karina’s previous experience includes conducting economic and financial analysis for a consulting firm and volunteering as an English teacher to newcomers to America. She has a Master in Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. degree in Economics from Haverford College.
Tsanko Michailov is a Monitoring and Control Officer at the TSA. He ensures regulatory compliance and the promotion of ethical behavior within the organization. Tsanko also leads monitoring programs for grantee activities and spending, and manages the Trust’s communications with regulatory bodies. He has a major part in monitoring grantees’ program activities and spending, conducts risk assessment of project proposals, and takes part in designing monitoring procedures.
Prior to joining the Trust, Tsanko worked as a project coordinator at the Open Society Institute – Sofia for six years. Before that he worked as a marketing expert at Pireos Bank.
Tsanko holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, a Master Degree in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Finances from the University in Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship in Sofia, and a Bachelor Degree in Romance Studies and French Language from the New Bulgarian University.