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Staff

Marie Dahllöf

Secretary General

Marie is currently Secretary General at the Swedish Postcode Foundation. Prior joining the Foundation in 2017, she worked as the Head of Charity and CSR at The Swedish Postcode Lottery. Before joining The Swedish Postcode Lottery, Marie was the CEO of GodEl, a do-good social company that donates its profits to charity while providing a competitive offer of renewable energy to its customers.

Marie has a master’s degree in international politics and a BA in English and International Relations. She speaks Swedish, English and basic French.

Teresa Vieglins

Deputy Secretary General

Teresa is the Deputy Secretary General for the Swedish Postcode Foundation, where she oversees the management of the grant portfolio. Before joining the foundation in 2013, Teresa spent 5 years in the international carbon markets, developing emission reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism.

Teresa has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Economics and Biology from Macalester College, MN, USA, and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Enterprising from Stockholm University. Teresa speaks Swedish, English and French.

Moa Stenholm

Project Manager/ Process and Quality Assurance Manager

Moa has worked at the Foundation since 2012 holding different position, working primarily as project manager, which is also her current position. She participates in the selection process and is responsible for dialogue and follow-up of a number of the beneficiary organizations with a primary
focus on environmental and international development projects. She leads the Postcode Foundation’s strategic work in Nature and Environment and is responsible for streamlining the Postcode Foundation’s overall work processes.

Moa’s background and education is in international development and sustainable development, she has a master’s degree in “International Development and Management”. She speaks Swedish, English, basic Spanish and basic French.

Robert Brodén

Project Manager

Robert has worked as a project manager since 2017, and before that he was at the Culture Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery, where he started in 2015. As a project manager, he is involved in the selection process of new applications and is responsible for dialogue and follow-up of a number of the beneficiary organizations with a primary focus on projects with the field of culture, democracy and freedom of expression. He leads the Postcode Foundation’s digitization process and also participates in the strategy work in the field of culture.

Robert has a broad expertise in civil society organizations, mainly in Sweden, and has his bachelor’s in Cultural Studies and has a background as a DJ, organizer and Senior Creative Manager in the music industry. Robert speaks Swedish and English.

Jessica Nordström Sikkar

Project Manager

Jessica has been at the Foundation as a project manager since 2017, and prior to that she was at the Culture Foundation of the Postcode Lottery, where she was involved since the start in 2012. In addition to participating in the selection process and being responsible for dialogue and follow-up of a number of the beneficiary organizations, with a focus on culture, the environment, democracy and freedom of expression, Jessica also leads the strategic work in the field of culture. She is also involved in strategy development in the environmental field.

Jessica has a broad educational background with a master’s degree in economics and Cultural studies, International Relations and Sustainable Development. Jessica has a background in the field of performing arts, mainly theatre and contemporary circus, but has also worked with, among other things, communication of sustainable transport. Jessica speaks Swedish, English, basic Spanish and German.

Maxine Olausson

Project Manager

Maxine has been at the Foundation since 2020 and works as a project manager with a portfolio in human rights, democracy and sports for development. She participates in the selection process and is responsible for dialogue and follow-up of a number of the beneficiary organizations. Maxine leads the strategic work on democracy and human rights and has special competence within impact measurement. She also leads an initiative with international projects that strengthen Girls’ Education.

Maxine has a degree in Peace- and Development studies with a focus on children’s and women’s rights. Previously, she has worked with UN-policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and on children’s rights to education within civil society. Maxine speaks Swedish, English and basic Spanish.

Josefine Lindström

Project Manager

Josefine has worked as a project manager since 2017, and before that was at the Culture Foundation
of the Postcode Lottery, where she was involved since the start in 2012. She participates in the selection process and is responsible for dialogue and follow-up of a number of the beneficiary organizations, with a primary focus on projects in the field of culture, but also in the field of democracy and human rights.

Josefine has a master’s degree in cultural anthropology, which led to an internship at Sida with work with cultural heritage in countries characterized by war and conflict. Josefine speaks Swedish and English.

Emilia Hellqvist

Project Manager

Emilia has been at the foundation since 2014 and has held different roles and currently as a project manager. She participates in the selection process and is responsible for dialogue and follow-up of a number of the beneficiary organizations with a primary focus on environmental and international development projects. She is also part of the group that focuses on the development of the strategy for the Foundations environmental work.

Emilia’s background is in environmental science, international development and social innovation management. Emilia is fluent in Swedish and English.

Iris Edelstam

Project Manager

Iris has been at the Foundation since 2020 and is responsible for incoming applications and coordinates the Foundations selection process. With her BA in Global Development and previous working experience from NGOs, Iris has a broad set of skills and background from civil society. She is also actively taking part in reviewing a large part of incoming applications, mainly in the fields of
sports for development, environment and human rights.

Iris leads the foundation’s work within Sports for Development, and is an avid sports enthusiast in her personal life, focusing on thai-boxing, bouldering and running. Iris speaks Swedish, English and French.

Nanor Mahdessian Gori

Project Manager

Nanor has been at the Foundation since 2014 in various roles. Today, she works as a project manager. Prior this role, she was responsible for the Foundation’s internal and external communications, as well as newsletters, and the annual Annual Report. She also participates in the Postcode Foundation’s strategy work for Sports for Development.

Nanor has a degree in Journalism and Political Science, and has started Masters in Media and Communication Studies. She speaks Swedish, English, Armenian and Arabic.

Sophie Westerlund

Communiations Manager

Sophie is the Postcode Foundation’s communications manager and has been at the Foundation since 2024. Prior joining the Foundation, she worked as the press officer at The Swedish Postcode Lottery. Sophie is responsible for the Foundation’s internal and external communication and manages the Postcode Foundation’s website, social media (Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin), newsletters, and the annual Annual Report. Sophie is the primary contact for all beneficiary organizations in terms of communication and press and is responsible for the production of organizational films that are shown in the Swedish version of the TV show “Who wants to be a millionaire?” (Postkodmiljonären).  

Sophie has a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications and a master’s degree in management. She is fluent in Swedish and English. 
 

Kory Davis

Coordinator Grannskapsinitiativet

Kory has held a variety of roles at the Foundation since 2017, and worked previously as the administrative coordinator at the Culture Foundation since 2016. Today she works as a coordinator for the Neighborhood Initiative (Grannskapsinitiativet). She participates in the selection process of incoming applications and is responsible for contact and administration of supported projects, as well as the coordination and development for Grannskapsinitiativet.

Kory received her degrees in the United States, with a master’s degree in arts administration and a bachelor’s degree in art history. Both her professional and personal background drive her enthusiasm for working with projects that strengthen culture and communities on the local level. Kory is fluent in Swedish and English.

Marcus Borenius

Coordinator Grannskapsinitiativet

Marcus has been at the Foundation since the summer of 2023. With more than a decade of experience in customer service of which five years at The Swedish Postcode Lottery, Marcus has a solid understanding of building and maintaining customer relations. Marcus is one of two
coordinators for the Neighborhood Initiative (Grannskapsinitiativet). The role comprises of the selection of new projects, providing support for existing projects all the while developing the grant further.

Marcus has a great interest in photography and training. He is fluent in Swedish and English.

Evelina Båverman Sagar

Coordinator Grannskapsinitiativet

Evelina has been at the Foundation since 2020, first as a substitute project manager with environmental focus and today as one of the two coordinators for the Neighborhood Initiative (Grannskapsinitiativet) where she coordinates and develops this local grant form. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and has previously worked for 5 years as a project manager and sustainability consultant for a number of companies. In her current role, she has the pleasure of meeting passionate people from local NGOs around Sweden.

Evelina is also engaged in the foundation’s environmental strategic work and in the selection of environmental projects in Sweden and internationally. In her free time, she’s active in a local cultivation NGO. Evelina is fluent in Swedish and English.

Elin Tordenlid

Foundation Coordinator

Elin Tordenlid is acting Foundation Coordinator for Meron Tewodros who is on parental leave. 

Elin has worked at the Postcode Foundation since March, 2024 and most recently comes from Millesgården Museum where she was Communications and CEO Assistant. Elin has a bachelor’s degree in the history of ideas from Södertörn University and education in communication from Berghs School of Communication and Nackademin. Elin is in charge of the foundation’s administration regarding the board, authorities and other partners. She will also participate in the assessment of received applications, mainly in the field of culture but also in other parts of the organisation’s thematical areas. Elin speaks Swedish and English. 

Ulrika Granlund

Administrative Coordinator

Ulrika started working at the Postcode Foundation in 2024 and is responsible for incoming applications and coordinates the Foundations selection process. She also participates in the evaluation of incoming applications, primarily within the areas of human rights and democracy.  

Ulrika holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and Sustainable Development. She has several years of experience in the service industry and has previously worked in the civil society sector. She speaks Swedish and English. 

Meron Tewodros

Foundation Coordinator (PL)

Meron has been at the Foun the studied Economics and Statistics Program at Stockholm University and most recently comes from the Swedish Postcode Lottery. Meron manages the Foundation’s project portfolio through extensive statistical analysis. She is accountable for the Foundation’s entire administration with regard to the Board, relevant authorities, and Partners. She also participates in the assessment of received applications, mainly in the field of Human Rights.

Further, in partnership with colleagues from the Swedish Postcode Lottery, Meron leads the work with the Postcode Effect IRL, project visits for colleagues. Meron speaks Swedish, English and Amharic.