During a time when it feels like there is so much uncertainty and fear in the world, many of us have felt powerless. For one team member wanting to take action in the face of the current crisis in Ukraine, this put him on a flight across the world.
Information Security Director Yan Kravchenko, who has lived in the United States for 30 years, is originally from Kyiv and felt a call to respond to the largest humanitarian crisis the world has seen since WWII. “We are all constantly struggling with our inability to help – what’s happening [in Ukraine] is an atrocity, it’s unimaginable,” says Yan, who has worked at Hennepin Healthcare for more than two years. “I have a lot of friends who I’m in daily contact with that are still there – always worrying about them and panicking whenever I can’t reach someone is gut wrenching.”