Maria Metodieva is a member of TSA since 2012. Her subject matter expertise in the inclusion process of vulnerable communities, with a focus on the Roma, set the stage for the development of innovative solutions in addressing long-standing housing challenges with urban planning and housing conditions of communities living in informal settlements. Institutional development and sustainable partnerships between TSA and grantees are of utmost importance, for that reason Maria’s expertise of 20+ years supports TSA’s led initiatives to build a sustainable civil society sector, strengthening the capacity and organizational development of civil society organizations partnering with TSA to achieve their mission.
Before joining the TSA, Maria managed the Roma program at the Open Society Institute Sofia. Her expertise includes also civil society development, strategic planning, ethnic minorities integration, community mobilization, public and private partnerships, and public policies development targeting vulnerable societal groups.
Maria has an MA in Public Administration from the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.