OUR TEAM

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Yuriy Babak

President

Yuriy was born on December 12th, 1984, in Ivano-Frankinvsk, Ukraine. Much of his childhood and early school years were spent in the small town of Burshtyn where he attended a local lyceum and technical college. He graduated from Lviv Polytechnic University in Ukraine and later from the ESCO Institute as well as the Barney Fletcher School in Atlanta, GA. During these years, Yuriy worked for an international corporation based in Germany. This experience and knowledge helped him open and run a self-owned business in the US. Yuriy’s favorite sport is soccer, he competed in numerous local tournaments. Yuriy was successful in studying computer programming and that triggered a need to become proficient in a number of foreign languages: English, German and Polish. No matter how occupied Yuriy was in his sports and studies, he ensured that he remained active in local activities to remain an integral part of his community. Since moving to the United States in 2007, Yuriy has remained a UCCA council member for many years, served as Vice President from 2020 till 2022 and currently holds the position of President of the association's Georgia Branch.

678-646-4346
yuriy.babak.501@gmail.com 

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Anna Letkeman

Public Relations Officer

Anna was born in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, and lived there until her move to the US in 2014.

In Ukraine Anna studied linguistics, played violin, and was the head of the class at University. After her move to the US she earned an Arts Degree with High Honors.

Currently she is a successful award-winning Realtor serving the Metro Atlanta area. She lives in Tucker, GA with her husband and their 2 little dogs. Her hobbies are reading, hiking, and traveling. She is an active volunteer at many events of the Ukrainian Community in Atlanta.

Anna loves people and is happy to be helping her community!

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Tetiana Lendiel


Treasurer

Tetiana was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and lived there until her move to the U.S. in 2012. Tetiana graduated from Kiev Gymnasium of Oriental Languages ​​number 1 and earned her Bachelor’s Master’s Degree in Political Science from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. She also completed an internship with the Committee of Human Rights, Minorities and Religion in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Further, she has a Law Degree from National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and LLM from the Emory University School of Law.    After moving to the United States in 2012, Tetiana worked as an immigration paralegal for a prominent immigration firms in Atlanta where she handled a high volume of cases. After graduating from Emory University School of Law in 2016 and passing Georgia Bar exam, Tetiana is practicing as an Immigration Attorney. Tetiana has been a member of UCCA since 2016 and held leadership positions in Council since 2017. Currently, Tetiana is a Treasurer. Fun Facts: Tetiana speaks English, Ukrainian, Russian and some Turkish. In her free time, she loves to read and travel. Her dream is to see and be a part of Ukrainian Cultural Center in Atlanta.

770-330-7134

lendiel.tati@gmail.com 

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Karyna Busch

Secretary

Karyna was born in Donetsk, Ukraine, and lived there until her move to the U.S. in 2002. Karyna earned her two degrees in Bookkeeping & Audit, Economics and Management of Organizations from Donetsk State University and Donetsk Institute of Tourist Business respectively. While in school, she attended folk dancing and accordion lessons for five years. Her favorite subjects were languages and geography. Karyna lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter and her mother Lyudmyla. After moving to the United States, she has been helping to manage their family business. Karyna is an active member of UCCA since 2017 and was elected as a Deputy Cultural Officer in 2019. She became the Secretary in 2020. Fun Facts: Karyna speaks English, Ukrainian, Russian and some Spanish. Her hobbies are playing the piano, photographing, gardening, and reading.

404-402-0026
karyna@comcast.net

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Svitlana McNutt

Cultural Officer

Svitlana McNutt was born in Uman, Ukraine. In Ukraine she worked as a Manager for Social Security Services. She moved to the United States in 2015. Currently, Svitlana resides in Kennesaw, Georgia with her husband, son and their lovely dog Jessica. While in Ukraine Svitlana actively participated in theatrical performances and various talent shows. Currently she manages Atlanta Smokehouse. In 2015, Svitlana participated as a performer at Ukrainian Independence Day celebration in Atlanta for the first time. In 2017 Svitlana joined UCCA and became a member of UCCA Council in 2018. She serves as a Cultural Affairs Officer and is responsible for organizing all UCCA cultural programs. She is keen on Ukrainian people remembering their traditions and culture while being away from the Homeland. Svitlana spends her free time with family, gardening and traveling.  She feels blessed in her new home in Atlanta, but a piece of her heart will always be in Ukraine.

404-375-8422
svmcnutt@yahoo.com

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Ruslan Semchyshyn

Public Relations Officer

Ruslan was born in Ternopil, Ukraine. He graduated from Ivano-Frankivsk Medical Academy with a Dentist Degree. Ruslan moved to the U.S. together with his wife in 2002. Later he decided to continue his dental education in Chicago University and became a member of American Dental Association, American General Dental Association and American Cosmetic Dental Association. While in school, he was really into sport, athletics especially. Currently, Ruslan practicing private dentistry and has three adorable children. Ruslan has been an active UCCA member for many years and was elected as a Public Relations Officer in 2020.  His life slogan is: “If you do something, do it with love or do not do it at all”.


770-789-0989
tryzubua@yahoo.com

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Andriy Sarantchouk

Public Relations Officer

Andriy was born and raised in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. He graduated from Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University with a Dentist Degree. Andryi moved to Atlanta, USA in 2014. Currently, Andriy is attending College and working towards earning his American degree in dentistry. Andriy has been held leadership positions in UCCA Council since 2017 as a Public Relations Officer. Fun facts: Andriy speaks Ukrainian, English, Russian and Polish. His hobbies are fishing and camping dirt biking. He dreams about better life in Ukraine than in America so we could all come back home. His life slogan is: “Go forward and never look back”.


470-428-1498
andriy.agpc@gmail.com