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About DATTALION

DATTALION – Ukraine's Data Battalion – is a project founded and run by women in Ukraine (many of them mothers and wives), supported by international volunteers, fighting on the information frontlines of russia’s war against Ukraine. DATTALION is home to the largest free and independent open-source database of photo and video footage from the war, as well as a database of verified eyewitnesses to the horrors of russia’s invasion.

Spread the truth about
the Russian war against Ukraine!

Who we are

DATTALION's
Mission

is to help Ukraine win this terrible war by revealing the brutal truth about russian atrocities and genocide of Ukrainians, and by making clear to world what Ukraine needs to win and rebuild.
Who we are

DATTALION
Team values

We believe in Ukraine, we believe in democracy, and we believe in the power of truth. We believe in Ukraine’s victory. We believe that together we can help Ukraine win this war.

DATTALION
Goals

1
Empower media around the world to tell their audiences the truth about russia's war in Ukraine, by providing free and easy to access video, photos, and eyewitness testimony from the frontlines.
2
Collect and store evidence of war crimes, environmental crimes, crimes against humanity, and acts of genocide against Ukrainians committed by russia in Ukraine
3
By sending an explicit warning and sharing unambiguous factual evidence about the threat russia poses to the democratic international system, make clear to the world the vital need to stand with Ukraine to win this war.

History

27 February 2022
Initiative established
1 March 2022
First USA volunteers
joined
6 March 2022
Public launch of photo &
video database
10 March 2022
First media appearance
at Today show (USA)
16 May 2022
DATTALION NGO
incorporated
22 May 2022
Launch of
witness base

DATTALION
Creates values via

1
War photo and video footage public database
The largest, independent, open-sourced public aggregated database of photos and video footage from the frontlines of the war. The database includes material collected from public sources, direct contributors by witnesses, journalists, including Ukrainian news and social media accounts.
2
Witnesses database
Open database of witnesses of war from across Ukraine. The database contains witnesses’ depersonalized profiles incl. first hand account, their personal and professional background, and details of the language spoken. For security reasons eyewitnesses are not named and some personal details are obscured. DATTALION will arrange interviews and meetings with witnesses upon request.
3
Advocacy campaigns
Using the images and footage in the database and facts we gather on the ground our advocacy campaigns help world leaders to ensure that Ukraine gets the military, financial, economic support, and sanctions required to end the war, as well as urgent humanitarian relief where it is needed most.

Core team

Nataliya Mykolska

Chief Executive Officer

Nataliia Mykolska is a visionary and expert in strategic transformation, building bridges between Ukraine and the world.

She is a non-executive member of the board Ukrhydroenergo, PJSC.

Nataliia is also co-founder of women’s empowerment platform SheExports. She was co-founder of the Trade+ Center at Kyiv School of Economics, and is a member of the Supervisory Board at TechUkraine.

Between 2015 and 2018 Nataliia was The Trade Representative of Ukraine, and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I want to help Ukraine to win this war. I know that data is a power and it is my weapon in this war for my country, for the future of my kids and for global democracy.

Nataliya Mykolska

Dina Nemyrovych

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Dina Nemyrovych has thirty years of professional experience in corporate finance, auditing, and management consulting. She also has eight years of senior-level experience working at Farmak and Immer Group (Ukrplastic), Ukraine’s leading manufacturing companies.

Additional career highlights include working at Deloitte and Ernst & Young for seventeen years, where she held senior-level positions in advisory and assurance services. Before starting her career, Dina earned a master’s degree in finance and credit from Kyiv National Economic University, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University.

Dina is the mother of three daughters. She has a sport hobby – open water swimming – and is the winner of many Ukrainian and international competitions in open water, finisher of the ultra-swim open water race for 50 kilometers Southern Bug 2021 (Ukraine) and 33 kilometers Delta Dnipro 2020 (Ukraine).

Why I’m with DATTALION

Dattalion fights in information war to bring my country close to the Victory day. Being a team-member of our professional team, I can help all brave Ukrainians defeat russian evil.

Dina Nemyrovych

Yuriy Petruk

Chief Data and Technology Officer

Yuriy is an AgTech expert, AgriFood industry consultant, startup ecosystem and community building enthusiast. He is head of the board of AgTech Ukraine and business partner at CoreTeka software outsourcing company. Yuriy has agricultural degrees from both Ukraine and the Netherlands and also holds an MBA from Kyiv School of Economics (KSE).

Yuriy specializes in new business development and product management. He is also active as a consultant in the AgriFood digitalization domain, with clients like IFC, EBRD and numerous private companies and startups. At the same time, Yuriy has made a significant contribution into tech ecosystem development in Ukraine, organizing specialized events and participating in expert groups to develop Ukrainian tech industry export strategies and similar initiatives.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I joined the project from the very beginning as a strong believer in the power of information and political advocacy in the democratic world, based on sharing the true evidence of war in Ukraine.

Yuriy Petruk

Valentyna Synenka

Chief Communication Officer

Valentyna Synenka is the chief marketing officer at Symphony Solutions, an IT company where she delivers omnichannel marketing solutions to Symphony and its clients.

She has over ten years of IT experience, focused primarily on the management, marketing, design, business development, and consulting sectors. Additionally, Valentina has five years of experience in media, advertising, and art management.

Valentyna is the founder of women’s empowerment organization SHE, of which she remains an active member and speaker. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of INSO Lviv international symphonic orchestra. Valentyna published ghd A-Z art art cultural magazine, and was a co-founder of Lviv Fashion Week 2008.

Valentyna is the mother of a son, who is also volunteering for DATTALION.

Why I’m with DATTALION

Freedom fighter spirit is in my blood line.
With truthful information as my weapon, I believe I can help Ukraine to get closer to win this unjustified, ruthless war.

Valentyna Synenka

Volodymyr Igonin

Chief Legal Officer

Volodymyr is one of the leading corporate lawyers in Ukraine.

He is a partner at Vasil Kisil & Partner law firm, a well-known and reputable law firm in Ukraine.

Volodymyr is an expert in corporate transactions, structuring groups of legal entities, including NGOs, corporate governance, and investments.

Why I’m with DATTALION

The founder of our law firm – Dr Vasil Kisil – often quoted the ancient Roman maxim: law is the art of goodness and fairness. Before the war, our team helped to invest billions in the Ukrainian economy, develop infrastructure, farm agricultural production etc. A bit pathetically, but I like to treat it as legal assistance to goodness. Now, it’s time to apply our legal capacity to justice. DATTALION spreads truth, which helps Ukraine to win this unprovoked war and force russia to pay for its crimes.”

Volodymyr Igonin

Iryna Bondarenko

Project Manager Officer

Iryna is an entrepreneur and producer of international events.
She is the owner and Managing Director of IdeasFirst, a company specializing in creating and producing large business forums and conferences in the fields of marketing and management. Among her large-scale projects are the Ukrainian Marketing Forum, the International Forum “Loyal Customer: where is his button?”, and the international agricultural conference Grain Ukraine, the most influential event on the Black Sea grain market.

Iryna was the first to bring design thinking and service design to Ukraine. She organized a visit to Ukraine of world-class experts Kjell Nordström and Martin Lindstrom.
Irina’s professional interests include the development of new formats and concepts of marketing training and the exchange of experience. She is a member of the jury of the Effie Awards Ukraine marketing award.

She has an adult son.

Why I’m with DATTALION

The world must know the truth about the military and criminal crimes of the Russian troops in Ukraine. And I am glad that my work in Dattalion helps Ukraine achieve justice. Russia must be punished.

Iryna Bondarenko

Nataliya Fedechko

Exclusive Content Team Leader

Nataliya Fedechko is a Ukrainian journalist and activist. She has worked for more than fifteen years as a news and investigative journalist, producer, and television host for leading Ukrainian broadcast stations.

Nataliya has extensive experience in communications, public relations, fundraising, and project management for non-government organizations. She also started an Initiative ‘Learn Ukrainian’ that promotes teaching in Ukrainian for sports and arts.

Nataliya is the mother of two children, a son and a daughter.

Why I’m with DATTALION

We must not forget Russia’s crimes against Ukraine. This genocide has been going on for centuries: the Holodomor, torture, and concentration camps for the Ukrainian intelligentsia are proof of that. And now a war without rules: torture, rape, and the bombing of civilians. This behavior of the empire should never be repeated in any nation in the world.

Nataliya Fedechko

Anna Tarantsova

Advocacy Team Leader

Anna Tarantsova is an expert in government relations (GR), communications, sustainability and packaging waste management and legislation. For over 10 years Anna led government relations and communication for Tetra Pak Ukraine and Central Asia. For the past few years, Anna has been working as a GR advisor in the sphere of packaging waste management and legislation.

Anna was a driver of numerous environmental projects on separate waste collection and recycling, authored the educational course for Prometheus on household waste management. She is a speaker at the Zero Waste Academy, and the author of multiple publications on this topic.

Anna founded the Government Relations Academy – an educational platform for GR specialists, and she is a lecturer at Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) for the program “GR Specialist”. Anna is a mother to a 3-year girl

Why I’m with DATTALION

I want to see my country independent, prosperous and in peace. Evil must be punished and destroyed, that’s is why I want all the world to realize the real face of russia and russians who came to our land to rob, kill and rape. I want russia to pay for its crimes.

Anna Tarantsova

Tetiana Izmaylova

Process Improvement Team Leader

After receiving her Ph.D. Tetiana, became an entrepreneur. She has more than 20 years of practical experience in business management, including as a co-owner and executive director in furniture companies Snite, Intechservice, and Elnova. Tetiana also has an MBA from the Kyiv School of Economics, and for the past 5 years has taught entrepreneurship at Kyiv School of Economics, and the School of Business Nova Poshta. In 2019 Tetiana became a co-owner of a Hi-Tech startup Advin. In 2021 she became a member of the Expert Council at the Ministry of Veterans Affairs.

Tetiana is also a partner in a consulting company which supports companies to improve business performance using the methods of TOC, TPS, lean, and kaizen. Her firm also supports with conducting marketing and financial audits of new projects, and preparing capital budgets for startups.

Tetiana is mother of twins, whose successes are her biggest source of pride.

Why I’m with DATTALION

For the last 5 years, I have been in constant contact with veterans of the russian-Ukrainian war, encouraging them to launch their own businesses. We have more than 40% successful cases. Veterans inspire me to remember that everyone has a part to play in this war. I want the world to know the truth. And I want to help bring our victory soon.

Tetiana Izmaylova

Ulyana Khromyak

Donors and Partners Team Leader

Ulyana Khromyak is an expert in investments attraction and creative industries development. Ulyana is the Head of the Creative Industries Development Office under the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. Ulyana is a co-founder and Director of the Fashion Collaboration Platform, a Ukrainian NGO promoting Ukrainian designers.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I strongly believe that freedom and human rights are the highest values in life. Being a part of the Dattalion team is a great opportunity to voice this up on the international arena and to show the bravery of the Ukrainian people fighting for its independence.

Ulyana Khromyak

Olha Lykova

Data Collection Team Lead

Olha Lykova is a project manager at the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy, helping to promote state-of-the-art international standards and corporate governance best practices in Ukraine. Prior to joining the Academy she was an analyst and consultant at HCM International, a leading Swiss company in different areas of corporate governance.

Olha received a bachelor’s degree at Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, studying Finance, Banking and Insurance. Soon after, she participated in the International Master in Management program for 1 semester at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. Upon completion, Olha earned a master’s degree in International Intermediation in Kyiv.

Why I’m with DATTALION

“The price of greatness is responsibility” —Winston Churchill said, and now it’s time for each Ukrainian to be responsible for our people, borders, language, traditions, and the nation as a whole. That is why each of us is here, linked by one goal- Independent Ukraine, first, last, and all the time.

Olha Lykova

Yuliya Sikora

Administrative Team Leader

Yuliya Sikora is the co-owner of a company offering, producing and promoting Ukrainian products on the world market. Before founding her own company she worked in the field of commercial interiors (focusing on production and supply services) for ten years. Yuliya has a Masters degree in clothing design.

Yuliya was born into a family of musicians (her father is a well-known opera singer, her mother a talented conductor) who raised her and her sister in Ukrainian music, literature, and traditions. She has dedicated her life to supporting, developing, and promoting everything Ukrainian.

Why I’m with DATTALION

Helping to bring to the world all the unjust actions and horrors of russia’s war against Ukraine is something that I also can be useful to now, as a woman, to my country and its heroic people.

Yuliya Sikora

Lesia Donets

Core Team Press-secretary

Lesia Donets is a PR and communications consultant. She is a fashion expert at the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, and an activist fighting for Ukraine’s cultural heritage. She is co-founder of the “Save Kvity Ukrainy” and “March for Kyiv” initiatives.

Lesia started her career as a journalist at Kommersant, Esquire and as a fashion editor in Buro 24/7. She then turned to work for top Ukrainian fashion brands: as brand manager for Indposhiv Bespoke House and as head of communications at LITKOVSKAYA. During her time there, she planned and organized the brand’s first shows on the official schedule of Paris Fashion Week, as well as the brand’s launch on the international markets.

Lesia is a daughter of a dynasty of dancers. Her grandfather, an Honored Artist of Ukraine, was the founder of the children’s ensemble “Dudarik”. Her father and mother – both ballet dancers – were founders of their own ballet school. Now the work of their whole life is paused in anticipation of the moment when Ukraine will be free.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I spent a week in Kyiv suburbs before we could head West. I would fall asleep not knowing if I would wake up – I wish no one else has to experience this. Information is my only weapon, and with it I want to fight russia, it’s propaganda and misinformation until Ukraine wins.

Lesia Donets

Lilya Tymoshenko

General Administrative Director of NGO DATTALION YouTube and TikTok Team Lead

Lilya has worked as a motion graphics designer in the marketing team at Dutch company Symphony Solutions since 2015. While at Symphony she has delivered two major internal products: Holographic hostess in the office, “Symphie”, and a VR quest for the Symphony Solutions office in Krakow.

3D graphics have always been her passion. Lilya has worked as a teacher at the 3D Studio Max at the Academy of Computing Technologies STEP for six years. Volunteering has been a big part of Lilya’s life too, and she has participated in international projects as a volunteer and group leader with the NGO Mosaica for five years.

Lilya lives in Lviv with her husband and two foster daughters. The fifth member of their family is a dog.

Why I’m with DATTALION

Being a part of the digital battalion, and helping to fight against injustice and for the freedom of my country, is my duty

Lilya Tymoshenko

Yuriy Halushchak

Social Media Marketing Team Leader

Yuriy Halushchak is a digital marketer at the IT company Symphony Solutions. He is a co-founder of the Lviv marketing community Tolkz. Yuriy is also a president of the Rock Paper Scissors Federation in Ukraine, and has a Master’s degree in Marketing and Advertising.

In 2015, Yuriy co-founded the Media Arts Community, an educational platform for networking by creative people. He organized and promoted more than 300 educational and musical events in Lviv and across Ukraine. Yuriy has also launched more than 2,000 successful promo campaigns on social media channels.

Yuriy manages DATTALION social media channels, moderates content, and launches promo campaigns.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I try to be on the side of truth, not interpretations. Common sense, not madness. Facting, not manipulation. The truth must sound, otherwise it ceases to exist.

Yuriy Halushchak

Iryna Khymchak

Communication and Marketing Advisor

Iryna Khymchak is a communications & marketing advisor for DATTALION and a co-owner of a female-run BeCentric PR and Marketing Agency. She is committed to helping non-government organizations and businesses use data-driven marketing communications to shape attitudes and change the behaviors of civil society in Ukraine.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I have done thousands of international, award-winning communication projects in my career. DATTALION though feels like exactly the thing I should be doing right now, not for accolades, profits or awards, but for my people, the Ukrainians. DATTALION’s truths should be heard in the world just as loud of those sirens and bombings we hear daily. I know that the truth about this war will last forever, just like Ukraine will”.

Iryna Khymchak

Alicia Lewis

Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, DATTALION US LTD

Alicia is an experienced business leader with a history of building and growing successful companies in international markets. She is CEO and Founder of Zaza Advisors, one of DC’s premier strategic consulting firms. Zaza Advisors counsels governments, businesses, and non-governmental organizations, developing global strategies that combine intense advocacy and diplomatic engagement with nuanced economic and political analysis.

Alicia is passionate about connecting people, businesses, and countries. She has worked extensively with the United Nations, leading the UN CITO’s global Public Private Partnerships program, and the UNDP’s South-South Cooperation initiative.

Alicia’s entrepreneurial spirit extends far beyond the Beltway. Since 2020 she has run Zaza Meats in Europe, which connects farmers and meat processors directly to end buyers and distributors, and ethical Gold Trading company Zaza Precious Metals and Trade, which operates from Dubai.

Why I’m with DATTALION

In times of human strife when men and women witness evil, most people use their innate talents for the cause to combat evil! My talent is creating intersections of media, politics and humanitarian and this is why I have joined DATTALION in the fight against Russia and to F$&@ Putin!

Alicia Lewis

Sarah Chadzynski

Executive Director, Board Member, DATTALION US LTD

Sarah is a lifelong educator who has spent her time working with nonprofits and education centers, as well as public and private schools.

Sarah has a decade and half of experience in grant writing, nonprofit management, and organizational strategies.

Her work has always been focused on accessibility and social justice through the lens of community, sustainability, and impactful change-making.

Sarah is married with three young children and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education program.

Why I’m with DATTALION

As someone with whose direct family was impacted by genocide and war, I know personally how important it is to stand up for what is right; to end horrific events as soon as possible and to hold those responsible accountable; to amplify the voices of those who are being silenced.

As I cannot be on the frontlines myself, through DATTALION, I am armed with information and the power of images to spread the truth of the current events. Eastern Europe is part of my family lineage, and I hold it close in my heart.

Sarah Chadzynski

Nicholas Turalski

CEO, Board Member, DATTALION US LTD

Nicholas is an entrepreneur and seasoned business leader with a passion for building companies and working with people around the world. Nicholas also has a background in systems engineering, life safety /security networks, and communications technologies.

Nicholas was the Deputy Director of MAK England / Amsell Group LTD. He was the President and CEO of No Limit Air, a U.S.-based Private Jet company and worked at Johnson Controls/TYCO Advanced Systems Technologies. Nicholas has been involved in multiple startup companies, has helped raise considerable capital and has been involved in complex projects around the world.

Nicholas is married to the love of his life with three incredible children. Nicholas attended the University of Maryland and New York Military Academy. Nicholas is an Outdoor Emergency Care Technician and member of the National Ski Patrol.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I am a first generation American from a proud Polish family.

Poland, my family, my grandparents, my parents, endured the tyranny of Soviet oppression throughout their lives.

The Soviet Union/Russia has destroyed the lives of millions of Poles.

I cannot stand idly by as they continue to do so, disrupting and destroying the lives of millions of Ukrainians. We must fight for what is right; we must fight for freedom and the preservation of life. I will do what I can to support Ukraine, help end the war, and hold those accountable for what they have done.

Nicholas Turalski

Preston Edmondson

CFO, Board Member, DATTALION US LTD

Preston is an Investment Banker, Certified Public Accountant, and expert in business development.

Preston has had a unique and diverse career in financial services, including “Big 4” public accounting, investment, and merchant banking. Preston has been a part of M&A Deals executing over $600m in transactions and he has served as Controller, CFO, and CEO for various early stage companies.

Preston was a Captain in the US Army, serving in the artillery and finance corps and Commanded the US Army Reception Station, Finance Unit.

Preston has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, TN. He is happily married with one son and is a professional PGA Senior Tour golfer.

Why I’m with DATTALION

War is not right. Senseless killing is not right. Whatever I can do to help end it, I will do it.

Preston Edmondson

Mary-Eve McNerney

Dir. of Strategy & Communications, Board Member, DATTALION US LTD

Mary-Eve is a tech exec living in the Bay Area. She is a third generation Ukrainian, and member of the Zoloti Maky dance ensemble in San Francisco.

Mary-Eve served in the UK Government for fifteen years, most recently as Acting British Consul General in San Francisco and Head of Tech Policy in the US. Before moving to the US, Mary-Eve was Chief of Staff to two UK National Security Advisors. Mary-Eve began her government career working on the Middle East, and in 2011 was responsible for setting up the UK’s National Security Council. She has also worked as a governance adviser, supporting the governments of Ukraine and Afghanistan.

Mary-Eve is a graduate of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme. She has an MA in Modern History and Politics from Queen’s College, Oxford, and an MSc in Politics from The School of Oriental and African Studies.

Why I’m with DATTALION

I work in tech in Silicon Valley, and before that I had a career in national security, working on crises and wars around the world. As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the digital frontlines of modern wars. Now, as a woman with Ukrainian heritage, it feels like a tragic turn of events – and an immense privilege – to find myself on Ukraine’s digital frontlines.

DATTALION is the most important project I’ve ever been a part of. I’m constantly awed by the team around me – these impressive, powerful women, who have given up everything to tell Ukraine’s story and advocate for its survival.

Mary-Eve McNerney

Deanna Rakowsky (Zawilinski)

Director of PR, Board Member, DATTALION US LTD

Deanna is a Ukrainian-American, born and raised within the Ukrainian community in the Tri-State area. Both sides of her parents’ families were refugees who arrived in the US via present-day Slovakia and Germany shortly after World War II.

Deanna is a public relations and integrated marketing professional with over twelve years of experience building strategy across various sectors, including consumer technology, beauty, fashion, and wellness. S​he has a bachelor’s degree in communications, with concentrations in public relations and journalism, from Boston College, and is earning her master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University. ​Deanna is writing a novel that toggles between present-day “Little Ukraine” in New York City and Ukraine in the early 1930s during the Holodomor, the Great Famine that killed millions.

When she’s not working or writing, Deanna is helping to run a Ukrainian folk dance ensemble in San Francisco, CA. She is also a lifelong member of the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization.

Why I’m with DATTALION

Although I grew up in America, being Ukrainian was always in my heart and soul. It was the best part of myself that I took every chance to share with others through folk dancing and cultural traditions. About a week after the war started, I was introduced to DATTALION through another volunteer. I was moved by stories of bravery and resilience that these women – mothers and wives – showed in the face of evil. They risked their lives every day while I lived safely in America. I knew I had to help. DATTALION has evolved into something incredible. It’s given me a purpose in the fight against Russia and a united sisterhood devoted to helping our motherland and people persevere.

 

Deanna Rakowsky (Zawilinski)

Kat Romaniuk

Associate Director of PR, DATTALION US LTD

Born and raised in Washington DC, Kat is a second generation Ukrainian-American, with familial ties to Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil. To instill Ukrainian culture, language and history – Kat attended Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies for over 10 years.

Beginning in federal consulting and transitioning into a career of public relations, Kat is a seasoned media relations and communications specialist having supported multiple Fortune 100 clients across health tech, pharmaceutical/biotech and non-profit organizations. She currently serves as the senior communications lead for one of the leading global brands in health and wellness.

S​he has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in political science, from the University of South Carolina. Having recently moved to the New York City area, Kat is involved in various Ukrainian organizations, such as the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization, of which she has been a member for over 25 years.

Why I’m with DATTALION

Despite being born in the United States, my Ukrainian heritage is an integral part of who I am today. It helped shape my memories, brought me friends that turned into family, and provided me a sense of pride and strength that many never have the privilege of experiencing. As the country’s anthem notes – Ukraine has not yet perished, nor her glory or freedom – and through my work with DATTALION, it provides me hope that I will never have to fear it will.

Kat Romaniuk

James Williamson

COL, Special Forces (Ret.), Board Member, DATTALION US LTD

Col Williamson is the CEO of Global Executive Management and a retired Green Beret Colonel.

He has executive experience as a VP and CEO of several defense contracting companies.

As a Green Beret, Col Williamson was a Special Forces leader in command and staff assignments as Detachment Commander in 10th SF Group, SOCEUR, SOCCENT, and SOCOM J5, J2X, and J3X staffs, Senior Counterdrug Officer, ‘A’ Squadron Commander, then Deputy Commander of Joint Support Activity.

Col Williamson’s company, GEMcorp, is currently providing lethal and non-lethal aid and equipment to the Ukrainian MOD and several NGOs operating in Ukraine

James Williamson

Paola Sisco

Advocacy Team Member

Paola Sisco was inspired to volunteer with Dattalion when she heard accounts of the mothers who left Ukraine to deliver their children to safety only to return to the frontlines in order to document the atrocities of Russia’s war against their homeland.

After graduating from Belmont University’s Massey School of Business, Paola spent a decade working in the healthcare administration industry until she and her family relocated to the Bay Area in California where she dedicated herself to raising her three children.

Now living in Seattle, Washington, Paola enjoys spending time improving her pottery skills, formalizing her wine education and developing recipes for an upcoming pop up food project.

Why I’m with DATTALION

For a long time, ‘heroism’ to me felt like a term that had been watered down by overuse. However, when I learned of the sacrifices made by Dattalion’s frontline moms, I found a display of heroism that deeply resonated with me. These women, these heroes, moved me and their continued bravery and dedication to family and country inspire me every day.

Paola Sisco
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