Marian Mandache originates from a family of Ursari Roma from Pantelimon, Ilfov County. He became an Attorney in the Bucharest Bar Association (2005) and works for Romani CRISS as Coordinator of the Human Rights Department.
His activity in the field of human rights has begun ever since his first year of university studies (in 1999), as a volunteer. He has a valuable practical experience by participating, organizing and supervising numerous documentations of cases of discrimination and human rights violations. His activities on the field blended with the planning and coordination of strategic litigation in the field of human rights. As a natural continuation of his acquired expertise, he was part of working groups on the elaboration of bills, such as the successive amendments to Government Ordinance 137/2000 on the prevention and sanction of all forms of discrimination.
Adrian comes from a Roma family in Buzau. He is a graduate of Sociology and Social Work Faculty, from University of Bucharest and he has been working on Roma rights issue since 1997, when he joined Romani CRISS.
During his 13 years of activism, Adrian was the coordinator of social projects. In the same time, he was and still is responsible for the organization’s financial management and communication with financing bodies/ donors.
He is the executive secretary of the organization and participates directly in the implementation of strategies and policies of Romani CRISS, which are established by the Board.
Graduate of Communication and Public Relations Faculty of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest, Cezara David is a member of Romani CRISS team since 2002. At the beginning she was communication assistant in the „Roma and Stability Pact in South-Eastern Europe” project and, at present, she is the public relations coordinator in Romani CRISS.
Project assistant in the Health department
Born in Fetesti, Ialomita County, Carmen comes from a Caldarari Roma community in Dudesti neighbourhood; she is married and has a daughter.
Carmen graduated the Medical Assistant College of „Ovidius” University in Constanta. For 3 years she has worked as trained nurse in Roma communities in Constanta, as employee of Emergency Clinical Hospital in the city. She was also a volunteer for 6 years with the „Speranta si incredere” organisation. In 2009, she joined the Constanta Regional Centre for supporting and monitoring the health mediators’ activity. At present, she is project assistant in the „Improving the health mediation system in Romania” program with Romani CRISS.
Cristina was born in Bucharest in 1986. She graduated „George Cosbuc” Bilingual High School in 2005, philology English section and she also holds an English language competencies certificate, as well as a Certificate in Advanced English, B level, issued by the British Council in Bucharest.
She joined Romani CRISS team in 2008, at first as project assistant in the Health department and has been the secretary of the organisation for the over an year.
Project assistant in the Educational department
Liliana Mihai is student at the Foreign Language and Literature Faculty in Bucharest, Romani-Romanian language section. She comes from an Ursari Roma family, in Alexandria. She is part of Romani CRISS team since 2009, and works on projects that aim at equal access to quality education for Roma children.
Marius a studiat stiinte politice la Universitatea Paris X-Nanterre (licenta si masterat) si sociologie la Universitatea Arizona (licenta, magna cum laude). In prezent, urmeaza programul de masterat in cercetare la Facultatea de Sociologie din cadrul Universitatii Bucuresti. Lucreaza la Romani CRISS din iunie 2009. A participat la diferite cercetari cu privire la starea de sanatate in comunitatile rome, accesul persoanelor rome la servicii de sanatate si cauzele abandonului scolar. In prezent, lucreaza la o analiza a reprezentarii romilor in presa scrisa de circulatie nationala.
Coordonator programe drepturile omului
Oana s-a nascut in 1987, in Bucuresti. Implicarea in problematica apararii si promovarii drepturilor romilor a inceput in anul 2005. Experienta dobandita in gestionarea unui numar important de actiuni de interventie ale Romani CRISS in cazuri de incalcare a drepturilor romilor este imbintata cu educatia universitara de lunga durata dobandita in cadrul Facultatii de Drept a Universitatii din Bucuresti.
Asistent programe sanatate
Simona are 24 de ani si a absolvit Facultatea de Sociologie si Asistenta Sociala din cadrul Universitatii din Bucuresti, sectia Sociologie. De doi ani face parte din echipa Romani CRISS, lucrand in cadrul departamentului Acces la sanatate, iar in ultimul an s-a implicat de asemenea in proiectele educationale implementate de CRISS.
Ca asistent de proiect a participat la realizarea unor cercetari despre starea de sanatate a romilor, a lucrat in special in cadrul programului de mediere sanitara si in proiecte destinate imbunatatirii acestui program in Romania. De la participarea si organizarea cursurilor de formare in domeniul medierii sanitare, pana la vizitele in comunitatile de romi unde mediatoarele isi desfasoara activitatea, totul face parte dintr-o zi de munca la Romani CRISS
Rita, femeie roma de 35 de ani, este casatorita si are doi copii. Lucreaza de un an si cateva luni la Romani CRISS si deja simte ca aici este a doua familie pentru ea, avand grija de colegii ei in fiecare zi. Pe langa munca de ingrijire a sediului, Rita ii incanta pe toti cei din CRISS cu mancarurile ei delicioase.