Managing Board

BRAVEAURORA has a small, flexible leadership-team which can take and implement decisions quickly. Donors can follow the direct influence, respectively the effect of their donations, directly. You can be rest assured that at BRAVEAURORA, 100% of your donation will reach the projects. Donors, who explicitly want to support our administration – because even the slimmest organisation needs a functioning body – can do so via a separate administrative account.




President of the Board

Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M.


Christin was born in 1973 in Schärding /Upper Austria and has gathered long standing experience in the areas of Financial Service and Banking. Her personal passion is Philanthropy. Christin lives and works in Zürich for several years now and is founder of an independent advisory-company in the area of philanthropy. Besides several stays abroad, Christin has lived in the USA for two years, where she completed a Master-Programme at Duke Law School and wrote a dissertation at Harvard Law School. As an honorary position, Christin is committed as a member of the managing board of Plan International; Switzerland. Travelling, openness for other cultures and Yoga are of high significance in Christin’s life.




Secretary of the Board

Sarah Kotopulos, M.A.


Sarah was born in 1987 in Styria/Austria. She finished a master programme in social-work with an emphasis on “Intercultural Competence” at the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria in June 2013. Sarah works as a manager of a human rights organization called “SOS-Menschenrechte” whose prior mission is to advocate for a humane refugee-care and for a human rights education with high quality. Sarah also has completed a training to become a legal advisor in Asylum- and Alien Law at Caritas Austria in Vienna. She likes travelling, acts as a voluntary “buddy” for a Somali family in Austria (Communal integration of refugee families of the Red Cross) and spends time with both of her godchildren. Singing constitutes an important part of her life.




Treasurer of the Board

Julia Obereder, M.A.

Julia was born in 1987 in Upper Austria and found her social consciousness from an early age. She started studying “Social Work” with an emphasis on “Intercultural Competence” at the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria, which she finished with a Master-Degree in June 2013. Furthermore, she has completed the training in the area of Asylum- and Alien Law at Caritas Austria. For more than two years, Julia worked at the department of Migrant-Assistance at Caritas Linz and in 2013, she took over the position as director for a refugee-residence in Upper Austria. At the moment Julia works as a social worker with the Department of Social Welfare in Austria. Julia spends her spare-time at her local music-association and in discovering foreign countries and cultures.



The founders of BRAVEAURORA

The managing board would like to thank co-founder Tamara Pottfay wholeheartedly for her long-lasting commitment and wishes her all the best for the future!



BRAVEAURORA Founding Managing Board (from left to right):

Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Tamara Pottfay, Julia Obereder and Sarah Kotopulos