The HFU team works around the world with staff based at our headquarters in Roseland, NJ and around the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Yuriy Boyechko is a founder and president of Hope For Ukraine Inc, an non profit that serve individuals and families of the poorest communities in the Ukraine. After graduating from Regent University in 2005 with MA in Media Communication he has been involved in media and entertainment industry ever since. In 2016 Hope For Ukraine was founded. His goal is to raise awareness for voices not heard in Ukraine especially children affected by HIV and AIDS. Providing medical care for children with disabilities as well as food and clothing for families that live in extreme poverty is a lifetime commitment for Yuriy and his wife Tatyana.
Chief Financial Officer
Carrie Augenstein is a licensed CPA with over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, and operations. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara with high honors, she has held executive positions across diverse industries and is passionate about empowering executives and entrepreneurs to maximize success. Trust, integrity, and addressing client needs are her highest priorities.
Chief Operating Officer
Yaroslav Boyechko is co-founder and vice president of Hope For Ukraine Inc. Since 2003 he has been senior pastor of large Ukrainian Pentecostal Church in Nicholasville, KY. For over two decades he has been involved in many charitable projects throughout Ukraine. Together with his wife Lyudmila his desire is to improve lives of as many people as possible in Ukraine.
Director of Communications
Solomia Petrenko is the Communication Director at Hope for Ukraine and is responsible for communicating with the organization’s volunteer groups and donors. Solomia graduated with honors in Interpreting and Translation Studies from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. She has been an active member of the HFU team and has contributed to various humanitarian projects aimed at helping people in need on the ground in Ukraine since 2016.
Arianne C Sanchez serves as the Executive Assistant at Hope for Ukraine, bringing a diverse skill set honed through years of professional experience in healthcare and management. Licensed as a Registered Nurse since 2008, Arianne has a deep-seated commitment to wellness and humanitarian causes. Since transitioning to an administrative role in 2016, she has also excelled as a General Manager and Assistant, demonstrating unparalleled expertise in organizational management and stakeholder communication.