Permanent Secretariat

Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies (PSCD) undertakes functions of administrative, operational, and technical nature in support of the Community’s structures and activities under the direction and guidance of the SG.

The PSCD, seated in Warsaw, Poland, has legal personality and capacity to perform its functions within the framework of the laws of Poland, in accordance with the agreement between the Republic of Poland and the Presidency of the Community of Democracies concluded on 09 July 2012.

Our Staff

Thomas E. Garrett
Secretary General

Thomas E. Garrett has worked in the field of politics and advocacy for more than three decades. Elected to a three-year term as the Secretary General of the Community of Democracies in September 2017, he was appointed to a second, three-year term in 2019.

He supports the Community’s Presidency and Governing Council in providing strategic leadership of the CoD. Prior to his service at the CoD, he supported reformers and democrats across the world with his work at the International Republican Institute (IRI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports
democracy, civil society, women and youth political empowerment and democratic governance in more than 80 countries.

Click here to read Secretary General’s Mandate and full biography. 

Patricia Galdamez

Senior Advisor to Secretary General


Joanna Łozińska

Communications Manager


Nicolina Majewska

Coordinator for Executive Committee & Governing Council

Piotr Myszak

Finance and Accounting Manager

Mateusz Mielczarek

Program Officer

Milka Zagloba
Legal Counsel