Executive Board

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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


Demetri is a member of AHEPA Chapter 517, served as Treasurer for two years and current President for past three years, was honored by his Chapter as "Ahepan of the Year" in 2015.

Demetri volunteered for over 20 years for Holmdel Township in various rolls, Planning Board, Environmental Commission , Shade Tree Commission and presently a Zoning Board member , and ZB chairman for 5 years.

Demetri was a volunteer fireman for 12 years at the Lakeview Fire Department, Nassau County, NY presently an active member of Holmdel First Aid Squad in New Jersey. Member at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church in Holmdel and served 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
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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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Board of Trustee Member

Christopher "Chris" Diamantoukos PSG
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Chris was first introduced to AHEPA when he joined the Jamaica, NY Chapter of the Sons of Pericles, or "Y-PI" as they called themselves back then.
He moved to South Jersey in 1986 with his wife Eleftheria (Terri) where they raised their two children, Maria and Andrew. Professionally he earned the designations of Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary and recently retired in 2016.
He is a member of the Saint Thomas Community in Cherry Hill, served two years as its Parish Council of which he is still a member, and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the St. Thomas Orthodox Senior Citizen Home, Inc.
Chris served as President and Secretary of Camden Chapter No. 69 before joining the 5th District Lodge. He became its District Governor and lead the 5th District, and the AHEPA Domain, in supplying relief boxes in response to the 2007 wildfires in Greece.
In 2016 he was elected Supreme Governor of Region 3 covering Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.

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Board of Trustee Member

Savas Tsivicos PDG
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Savas C. Tsivicos received his Bachelor of Science and M.B.A. degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his post graduate master's certificate in management of government contracts from George Washington University.
He is the CEO of Cypreco Industries, Inc. a consulting, Engineering, general contracting and construction management company specializing in government and commercial contracts.
Savas is currently serving as President of the Hellenic Federation of NJ, an umbrella organization representing some 45 Greek American organizations in New Jersey. He is a member of the Metropolitan council of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of NJ, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, a member of the Archdiocesan council of the Greek Orthodox Church of America and an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Highest honor to be conferred upon a layman. He is also a commission member of the Hellenic American Heritage Commission of NJ and member of the Board of Directors of Queens College Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.
Savas has served all the major Greek-American organizations, such as the Cyprus Federation of America, Inc., the American Hellenic Institute, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), where he served as Chapter President, District Governor and currently as Chairman of The Cyprus and Hellenic Affairs Committees and the Greek American Chamber of Commerce of NJ in the capacity of President.
Savas is a source of inspiration, leadership, and strength in his community but his true wealth lies in his vision and exceptional humanitarian efforts to enrich the lives of others in an admirable way. As National President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Children's Fund, a charitable foundation currently sponsoring 500 children, he has performed inspirational work. Under his leadership hundreds of thousands of dollars were sent to Cyprus to help needy children and annual scholarships in excess of $50,000 are being awarded yearly to needy students of Cypriot descent studying in the USA.
Savas is married to Maria and they have three children, Haralambos 29, Ellpetha 27, and Evangelos 24. They worship at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, New Jersey where Savas served six terms as President of the Parish Council. Under his leadership and direct supervision the dream of a generation, the building of new church complex in Ocean Township started in 2009 and was completed in less than 3 years! The Tsivicos reside in Wayside, New Jersey.

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Senior Advisor

Philip Vogis PSG
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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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