Our Staff

The Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity is comprised of the following volunteer members that represent the Executive Staff Committee and the Project Committees.

SPOC Executive Board Members

  • Mariana Cuceu – President, [email protected]
  • Zaharia Constantinescu – Treasurer
  • Dragos Doran – Website and Secretarial Assistance
  • Denise Colban – Interim Secretarial Assistance and Project Management
  • Mihaela Livanu – Interim Project Management and Marketing

Volunteers to assist SPOC Board Activity

  • Steven and Maria Doelman (Chicago)
  • Elena Susan (Chicago)
  • Ioan Pop (Chicago)
  • Teodora Filip (Chicago)
  • Valentin Despin (Chicago)
  • Marlena Albu (Chicago)
  • Martha Apostu (Houston)
  • Cornelia Oprea (Houston)
  • Silvia Mone (New York)
  • Traian Pirvu (Canada)
  • Theodora Miller (Boston)

SPOC Committees

Spiritual Advisory Committee

  • His Eminence Metropolitan NICOLAE, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of The Americas
  • Rev. Fr. Iulian Anitei – Holy Protection Romanian Orthodox Church, Houston
  • Rev. Fr. Marius Dumitrescu – Saint Nicholas Orthodox Romania Church, Woodside, New York
  • Hieromonk Atanasie Popescu – Saint Constantin and Helen Church, Chicago

Fundraising Committee – Chair- SPOC President

  • Claudia Luca – Chair Chicago Team
  • Adriana Obreja– AROLA representative, Chicago
  • Roxana Sacarin – Chair New York Team
  • Rev. Fr. Marius Dumitrescu – New York
  • Gabriela Traistaru – New York
  • Rev. Fr. Iulian Anitei – Houston – Chair Texas Team
  • Rodica Varna – San Antonio, Texas

Youth Committee

  • Chair Alex Colban – Chicago
  • Ellie Papadakis – Chicago – marketing
  • Alexandra and Mara Theodorescu – Chicago – art and culture
  • Ava & Adam Sacarin – New York – fundraising
  • Andrei Enache – San Francisco – fundraising

Art and Culture Committee

  • Maria Theodorescu and Ligia Grindeanu: Co – Founders and Directors