Deep Democracy Institute

Our team

 Yuliya Filippovska, Director of the Deep Democracy Institute Ukraine and a DDI student. Entrepreneurial communicator and PR specialist for 11+ years of experience, organizer of Hub Kyiv, TEDxKyiv, member of the Pioneers of Change and Art of Hosting global networks. Used to work in Kraft Foods Ukraine for eight years, in startup companies for 2+ years. Yuliya has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in the International Christian University (2002), and the Master's in Journalism in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2006). 

Makuha Maria, Director Development, Deep Democracy Institute Ukraine. Psychologist, psychotherapist, coach (private practice). Member of the UUP (Ukrainian Union of Psychoterapists), a founding member of the NGO "Association integer Psyhotehnolohiy."

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Ellen Schupbach Ph.D. ( is a Certified Processwork Diplomate who specializes in the personal development of the leader and facilitator. Ellen wrote her doctoral thesis on the spiritual experience of the facilitator. She has been working internationally with her partner Max, teaching Processwork and has a private practice as a coach and psychologist. She is also the Executive Director of DDI. 

Max Schupbach, Ph.D. ( is a Certified Processwork Diplomate living in Portland, Oregon and an internationally acclaimed trainer and facilitator.

Together with Arny and Amy Mindell, he is part of the original group that founded Process Work. He has co-founded, developed, and lead many of its training centers in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe and Africa.

He is president of maxfxx, a consulting group working worldwide with organizations, including Fortune 100 Corporations, International NGOs, Government Agencies, and religous communities. He has facilitated gatherings of Australian Aboriginal communities and Native North American Tribes and coached multi-ethnic executive teams in South Africa. Among his clients are also Polish, Baltic, and Russian teams pre and post Perestroika, and executive teams composed of Eastern and Western members soon after the reunion of the two Germanies. Max has facilitated community building with Croatian and Serbian members in refugees camps during the Yugoslavian war, and relationships between prison inmates, correctional personnel, and prison administrators in high security prison settings. He has conducted many public open forums with up to several hundred participants on issues and questions of public concern: a recent open forum focused on Islam, Jewish, and Christian relationships in Germany. He is co-founder and president and training director of the Deep Democracy Institute.



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