Meet the Team

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Mission:

Is to bring an awareness and to raise the necessary funds,

Through our AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors program to match veterans with specially trained service dogs to help mitigate and assist them in their path to recovery and management of their disabilities; as well as, provide the veteran with the companionship and therapeutic qualities of a specially trained service dog that was rescued from a dog pound. Saving a life of a dog to save the life of a veteran at a cost of $15,000; at no cost to the veteran.

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National Project Chairman

George Karatzia, PDG

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George Karatzia has been married to his wife Anita for 43 years. They have been blessed with four children and have six beautiful grandchildren.
He is a member of Ahepa Chapter 517 for 19 years and a three term President
Joined the District 5 Lodge as Warden and proudly served for 5 years and reached the position as District Governor. He initiated an Out Reach Program for Ahepans who had lost their employment. In 2005 served on the Fifth District Cancer Foundation for 6 years.
George served on the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Parish Council for 25 years (1980-2005) and served as Parish President for 3 terms. Youth Advisor for 18 years, coached the girls volleyball team for 16 years. He chaired 5 church festivals, served on the building and interior committees.
He currently is the Senior Vice Commander for Disabled American Veterans and represented Ahepa in 2016 laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia. George's greatest accomplishment of late is being very instrumental in making The Ahepa Service Dogs for Warriors a national project at the 2016 Ahepa Supreme National Convention in Las Vegas.

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National Project Vice-Chairman

Bob Fourniadis, Esq.

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Bob is an Ahepan for over 20 years, is one of the founding members of Garden State Chapter #517 and a past 4 term Chapter President. Bob’s family is one of the founding families of Kimisis Tis Theotokou in Holmdel where he served on the Parish Council for 12 years, including two terms as President. Bob was honored by his Chapter as Ahepan of the Year in 2014 and was honored as President of the Year by District 5 in 2015. Brother Bob is a licensed attorney and has spent most of his career in real estate development, currently working for Prism Capital Partners as Senior VP of its residential division.

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National Project Treasurer

Demetri Orfanitopoulos


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Demitri is a member of AHEPA Chapter 517, served as Treasurer for two years and current President for past two years, was honored by his Chapter as “Ahepan of the Year” in 2015. Demetri was a volunteer fireman for twelve years at the West Hempstead Fire Department, NY
Demetri volunteered for over 20 years for Holmdel Township in various rolls, Planning Board, Environmental Commission , Shade Tree Commission and presently Zoning Board Chairperson for past 5 years.
Active member at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church in Holmdel served as Board member on Parish Council, Building Committee, Web Master, Youth Advisor and Festival Chairperson. Demetri is retired from 40 years in the retail business from retailers Sears & Home Depot. Married to his wife Nathalie for over 32 years and has a daughter, Dena.

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National Project Secretary #1

Dimitri Dimitriades

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Dimitri is President at Academy Furniture & Supplies and Director at GMJ Strategy both NJ companies serving the Education & Retail Industries. Dimitri has been active with the Order of Ahepa for over 10 years in Wyckoff & Holmdel, NJ. Married to Carol for 28 years with a daughter Kristen (26) a teacher, and son Nicholas (24) an engineer. Originally from Astoria, NY, he has lived in Emerson, NJ for 26 years and has recently moved to Eatontown, NJ.

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National Project Secretary #2

George Haralampoudis
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A proven Financial Professional with 30 years of business and financial experience, George Haralampoudis has successfully facilitated and completed a high number of business and financial transactions both within the United States and globally. With his wide and deep breadth of knowledge and experience he has been proficient in creating solutions to insure successful execution of business plans maximizing value creation and return on investment.

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WEB-Master

Wynn Storton, PDG
Storton Creative

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Wynn is the National AHEPA Webmaster and offers his skills to the entire AHEPA family. He proudly sponsors and maintains the Veterans Service Dog website. Wynn's AHEPA tenure includes 2 terms, as District 20 Governor and he received the National Governor of the Year award, both years served. Although retired in Palm Desert, Ca Wynn stays active as President of Chapter #528 and serves on several national committees, including the Veteran Affairs National Committee. 

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Senior Advisor

Philip Vogis PSG R3

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Brother Philip Vogis PSG R3 NY/NJ/DE,
Initiated into the Order of AHEPA in Sept 1987, 30 year member in Sept 2017,
Member of the Ramapo Chapter #453, Wyckoff, NJ, John G Thevos, D5 NJ/DE,
Elected to Chapter President, served Chapter President for 2 years,
Served as the Chairman of the District 5 Convention,
Served as the chairman for Brother Tom Pappas Past Supreme Governor’s Testimonial, Served as the Chairman for the Ramapo’s 40th Year Anniversary,
Elected District Governor 2009-2010 of the John G. Thevos District 5, NJ/DE,
Received the Chapter of the Year Award, President, AHEPA of the Year Awards,
Serves as the Business Manager for the AHEPA Voice Magazine to present,
Elected Supreme Governor Region 3 New York, New Jersey and Delaware 2013-2014, Traveled with the Supreme Delegation and Supreme President Phillip Frangos to the Patriarchy, Constantinople Turkey, Cyprus and Greece,
Served as the Liaison to the Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City for D5, Served as a National Chairman to the Journey to Greece Program,
Served as a National Chairman to the AHEPA Hospital Relief Program,
Member of the National Publications Committee,
Served as Supreme Convention Chairman at the 94th National Supreme Convention,
PERSONAL:
Married with two children and four grandchildren, BS CCNY majored in civil engineering, managed various projects of paper manufacturer, Served in the US Army, 25th Infantry Division, Veteran, Founder of the Hellenic Relief Foundation; which provides food to the needy in Greece, Member of the AHEPA National Service Dogs program K9 Dogs for Warriors, Served on the Parish Council of the St Nicholas GO Church, Wyckoff, NJ, Served as on site engineer during the 2004-2006 St Nicholas facility expansion program, Serves as the Facility Manager for the St Nicholas Community,

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