Executive Bios

Hellenic Federation of New Jersey
Executive Committee

Savas TsivicosSavas Tsivicos, President
Savas C Tsivicos received his BS and MBA degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his post graduate degree from George Washington University. He is the president of Paphian Enterprises inc. a consulting,engineering, general contracting and construction management company specializing in government contracts. He is married to Maria and they have three children. Savas is currently serving his fourth term as president of the parish council at St. George of Asbury Park. He is a member of the Metropolitan Council of the Metropolis of New Jersey, a member of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and member of Leadership 100. Savas is also member of the newly established Hellenic American Heritage Commission of New Jersey, member of the Advisory Council of Queens College for Byzantine and Modern Greek studies, president of the Cyprus Children's Fund, president of the Ahepa chapter Thomas A.Edison # 287 and Lieutenant Governor of the Order of Ahepa 5th district. Savas has served as president of the Cyprus Federation of America for four years, president of the Panpaphian Association of America, president of COSMOS FM public radio, president of AHIPAC, and president and chairman of the Greek American Chamber of New Jersey.


andreas-comodromosAndreas D. Comodromos, Founding President

Andreas Comodromos was born in Vatili, Famagusta, Cyprus the oldest of six children. He immigrated to the United States in April of 1974 with his family and pursued a college degree. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Peter’s College in 1978, with a B.S. degree in Accounting and joined the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst. He earned his CPA in 1982. He co-founded the accounting firm of Comodromos Associates, PA with his brother Michael and serves as president and managing partner of the firm, based in Paramus, New Jersey. He has served as President of the Cyprus Federation of America for two consecutive terms, from 1991 to 1995. Andreas was received the offikion of Archon Dikaiophyax by his Eminence Archbishop Iakovos in 1996, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and of the Newcomen Society of America 1978 Award. In 2000, Andreas was honored as Man of the Year by Evangelismos Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Jersey City and in 2001 received the prestigious “Justice for Cyprus Award” from the Cyprus Federation of America. Andreas was elected to the National Council of the Order of Saint Andrew. He is a member of AHEPA, the American Institute of CPA’s, and the New Jersey Society of CPA’s. Andreas and his wife Anna reside in Kinnelon, New Jersey. They have two children, Eliza and Demetrios and 2 grandchildren.



john-sakellarisJohn Sakellaris, Executive VP

John Sakellaris was born in Volada,Karpathos Greece. He is the owner of the Lyndhurst Diner in Lyndhurst, NJ. Mr. Sakellaris is the Chairman of the Board of Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc. He was one of the founders of the Greek American Voters league. He is active in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey and member of the Metropolitan Council.

nick-poulisNicholas Poulis, Vice-President, North Jersey

Nicholas Poulis is a member of the St. George, Clifton Parish Council and chairman of the stewardship committee. He is also a member of the Pispilounta Society, Chios, member of the Peleneon Society "Agia Markella", the Chian Federation, and the Order of Ahepa. He is also and president of the Greek American Voters League. He lives in Hohokus, Bergen County. He is married with 2 high school age daughters.
female-coming-soonAngeliki Hionis, Vice-President, Central New Jersey
Mrs. Hionis was born in Kefalonia Greece. She graduated from ΑΣΟΕ (College of Economics and Business Administration) of Athens in 1969. Upon her arrival in the US she established together with her husband, Mr. Spiro Hionis, the "Hionis Greenhouses" located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. They having four sons and they are proudly grandparents of three grandchildren. Mrs. Hionis’ community involvemen includes: Vice President of Cephalonia Association St. Gerasimos of N.J., Vice president of the Federation “Odysseus” of Cephalonian and Ithacians Societies (2002 2008), Treasurer (2008-2010), Secretary (2010-2012) and Treasurer 2012 -2014. Mrs. Hinis and her husband are active members of St. George greek orthodox Church in Piscataway, NJ.
Dr Elias IliadisElias Iliadis MD, Vice-President, Southern New Jersey
Elias Iliadis was born in 1965 in Neptune, New Jersey to Anthony and Sophia Iliadis, Formerly of Piraeus Greece and grew up in Monmouth County. He attended medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. After completing his Internship and Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, he completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and advanced training in interventional Cardiology at University of Michigan Medical Centers. Dr. Iliadis is currently Director of Peripheral Vascular interventions, Medical Director of Non- invasive Vascular laboratories and Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ. Elias's community involvement includes member of the Parish Council, St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, Cherry Hill New Jersey, where he has served as Chairman of the Education Committee, Secretary and Treasurer. He is a member of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York, a founding Board Member and past President of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia, Secretary of the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America and is current board member and prior assistant treasurer of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association. Elias also serves on the Board of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia and Vice President of the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia. He is married to Katherine Dedes Iliadis, RPH, they have 3 children: Sophia 18, Nicholas 15 and Elena 12. The family resides in Moorestown, New Jersey.
 
Stavros Antonakakis, VP Government Affairs                                                  
Stavros Antonakakis is CEO of YES Insurance Companies, a multidisciplinary insurance firm whose practice focuses on the food, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries. Mr. Antonakakis represented clients in matters of both domiciled and offshore commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, loss control, and health and welfare benefit services. Mr. Antonakakis is an insurance advisory board member of the Pan Gregorian of America Restaurant Cooperative as well as chairman emeritus of the Greek American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Antonakakis is an activist on Greek National issues as director of the Greek American Voters League, currently serves as commissioner under Governor Christie on the New Jersey Hellenic American Heritage Commission, and is a board of the Pan Cretan Association of America. Mr. Antonakakis was born in Boston Massachusetts, is fluent in Greek with citizenship in both Greece and Cyprus. He and his wife Eleni, and children Joseph, Rafael and Antigone reside in Voorhees, NJ; the son of a Priest he lives by the cannons and values of the Greek Orthodox Christian Faith and in his free time loves to listen to Byzantine music. http://www.linkedin.com/in/stavrosantonakakis 





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Panos Stavrianidis, Secretary

Panos Stavrianidis is Past President of the Pan-Pontian Federation of US & Canada and it was during his tenure that the first state recognitions and proclamations (NY & NJ) regarding the Pontian Genocide took place. He is currently the President of The Hellenic Link of New Jersey, Chairman of the Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations and president of the Central New jersey Chapter of the Greek American Chamber of Commerce. As a passionate political activist for Hellenic and Pontian Issues he was honored in May 2007 by the Greek American Lobby in Washington for his dedicated and effective service to these causes over the years. His education includes a Post-graduate Degree in Business (MBA) from the City University of New York (Baruch College) as well as several designations and diplomas in the fields of Gemology and Evaluation Studies of Precious Stones. He is a doctoral candidate with the Pantion University of Athens, School of Social and Political Science. Mr. Stavrianidis has been honored by the Greek Orthodox Church with the title Archon Aktouarios of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He currently resides in Somerset, NJ, with his wife Magdalini and their three children George, Jason & Constantine.






Constantina Koulosousas

Constantina Koulosousas, Alternate Secretary

Constantina (Koulosousas) Spatola 
was born in Athens, Greece. She is an attorney specializing in Elder Law, Trusts & Estates and Residential/Commercial Real Estate with a particular focus on the needs of Greek American families. Constantina works closely with professionals in the United States and in Greece in order to offer her clients full service cross-border representation. Constantina is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, where she focused her studies in the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Program, and graduated with a concentration in Health Law. Prior to beginning law school, she graduated cum laude from Fairfield University with a degree in International Business and Art History and interned at the Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, in Washington, DC. Constantina is also on the Board of the Association of Greek American Professional Women (A.G.A.P.W.) in New York, New York.






female-coming-soonNatasha Manolas, Corresponding Secretary
Natasha Manolas graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2012 with a Bachelor degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, where she served as President of The College of New Jersey Hellenic Society for three years. She earned her Master degree in Educational Psychology from Kean University in Educational Psychology in 2013. She is currently pursuing her post-Master Professional Diploma degree in School Psychology from Kean University. She co-chairs the New Generation Committee of the Hellenic Federation of New Jersey. She currently resides in Monroe Township, NJ and is a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Piscataway, NJ.




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George Pappas, Vice-President, Southern New Jersey

George Pappas graduated from Rutgers University in 1980, major in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting . He has his own accounting firm in Cherry Hill, NJ where he represents businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. He has served as a Parish Council member of Saint Thomas GOC, in Cherry Hill, NJ (1999-2006), 7 years as the Treasurer, and 1 year as the President. He is a member of the Metropolitan Council of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of NJ. George is a member and Treasurer of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia since 2005 and member and Treasurer of the Greek American Chamber of Commerce since 2008. George is married and have twins, a girl and a boy, aged 5. George strongly believes that being deeply involved in various Hellenic American organizations and societies as well as maintaining the values of our Greek Orthodox faith is of major significance for our Hellenic Heritage and history, here in the United States.



Michael Hadjiloucas, CPAMichael Hadjiloucas CPA
, Assistant Treasurer
Michael Hadjiloucas is a Tax Partner with EisnerAmper and has more than 20 years of experience. His expertise includes both domestic and international corporate, partnership and individual taxation along with acquisitions, reorganization due diligence and taxation of foreign entities. He is one of the firm’s technical experts for tax provisions and uncertain tax positions. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). An active member within his community, Michael is a member of the Board for various Hellenic charitable organizations. Michael was the President of Panpaphian Association of America for six years and now serves on the board of Greek American Chamber and Cyprus US Chamber.
tassos-efstratiadesTassos Efstratiades, Immediate Past President
Tassos Efstratiades has been involved in Hellenic community issues for many years. He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Greek American Chamber of Commerce, President of the Hercules Spartan Chapter No. 26 of AHEPA and Vice President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Efstratiades is a corporate lawyer and a partner at the law firm Obermayer LLP, where he chairs the firm’s business & finance department. Mr. Efstratiades has also served in many public positions in the State of New Jersey. He was chairman of the Governor’s Commission on International Trade (1992-95), as well as on the board for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (1990-92) and on the New Jersey General Assembly Task Force on Business Retention, Expansion and Export Development (1992-2000). From 2002 until now he is serving on the New Jersey Health Care Administration Board.