Dessislava Simeonova has been Director of the Fundraising and Administration Programme of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) since 2008. Prior to that, she worked as the Administrative director of the BHC. She is engaged in fundraising for the activities of the BHC and carries out programme monitoring of the various programs of the committee. Dessislava has taken part in fact-finding missions in prisons and social homes for children and adults. She has participated in research on the social inclusion of Roma and the work of equality bodies. She was a member of the BHC Executive Board (2010-2020) and a member of the jury of the annual Man of the Year award (2009-2010).