The highest governing body of the Ecumenical Women's Initiative is its Assembly which has a regional, inter-religious and mixed gender profile. It comprises of activists with extensive experience in civil society, particularly in the field of peacebuilding and nonviolence. All bring a broad range of skills and knowledge to the organisation, a deep commitment to our values and passion to realise our vision.


Azra Ibrahimović

Ordinary member

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Katarina Kruhonja

Ordinary member


Aleksandra Gligorović

Ordinary member


Mirna Karzen

Ordinary member


Ana Raffai

Honorary member


Biljana Gerasimovska-Kitanovska

Honorary member

North Macedonia

Ivo Marković

Honorary member

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Organisational structure


Carolyn Boyd Tomasović


Develops and supervises the implementation of strategic plans, leads fundraising strategies, actions and funder relations, advocates on issues related to resource mobilisation.

Jelena Mandić

Programme manager

Manages programme activities and grantmaking portfolios, coordinates monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) procedures, collaborates in the planning and development of EWI’s Programme.

Renata Maček

Programme coordinator

Coordinates the grantee capacity building portfolio and supports internal grant screening processes.

Mirjana Maras

Programme associate

Accompanies and monitors project grants, supports internal grant screening processes.

Danica Tomasović

Finance officer

Coordinates and implement all aspects of EWI’s financial management, collaborates in the planning, design and structuring of annual, strategic and project budgeting.


EWI works with a pool of external experts from across the region with whom it consults on specific topics and engages in training, project screening and networking events. These experts include specialised trainers, mentors, facilitators, educators, analysists and scholars particularly from the field of feminist theology.