Gabriella Tonk has been working for the Pata-Cluj project as project manager since 2014. Prior to that, she has worked for the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) as an individual expert, being the local coordinator of the social inclusion project targeting the communities in Pata Rât and Cluj-Napoca, and being responsible for institutional facilitation. Previously she had worked as Deputy Secretary of State at the National Authority of Protection of Child’s Rights. Simultaneously, she had been also involved in the research carried out by the Babes-Bolyai University regarding child abuse and neglect, focusing especially on the elaboration of policies in the field. She has experience in the development of policies and practices in social inclusion. She holds a BSc in Psychology, an MA in Educational Psychology and PhD in Sociology on the topic of child protection system’s response to child abuse and neglect in Romania. She is a certified trainer and psycho-drama assistant.