WE GIVE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, ONE CHILD AT A TIME

ABOUT US

  • Η HOPEgenesis HOPEgenesis was founded in 2015 by Dr Stefanos Chandakas, MD, MBA, PhD, Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and Endoscopic Surgeon.

 

  • The Executive Committee  consists of 15 distinguished professionalsfrom the sectors of healthcare, communications, media, business, marketing and culture.
    The team is supported by volunteer gynaecologists, nurses, midwives, administrative staff and other volunteers who share the same goals and vision.

 

  • The Medical Team  consists of 50 volunteer doctors,midwives and other health professionals located in 15 different regions across Greece.(See the names here)

 

  • The Honorary Board of Mentors is made up of 18 distinguished personalities with many years of experience under their belts in the provision of assistance in Greece, each of whom are key to our strategy and approach. (See the names here)

 

  • The Scientific Board consists of 12 esteemed scientists from the field of medicine, who have been tasked with the responsibility of providing counselling and guidance.(See the names here)

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Stefanos Chandakas

Chairman/Head of Medical Committee


Elina Sbokou

Executive Committee


Sophia Handaka

Strategy


Areti Kousouli – Dalakouras

Head of Fundraising Committee


Dimitrios Athanasopoulos

Head of International Committee


Evelina Petrakis – Mavrides

Fundraising Committee


Tatiana Vardas

International Committee


Ismini Panayotides

International Committee

Marianna Sbokou

Marketing Committee


Christina Filiagkouridou – Pavlis

Responsible for Events & Promotional Activities


Maya Alivisatos

Medical Committee


Eirini Vasilopoulos

Fundraising Committee


Ioannis Emmanouel

Financial Advisor


Thalis Pitoulis

Head of Marketing Committee


Aristides Christopoulos

MENTOR BOARD

His Eminence the Metropolitan of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea and Milos, Dorotheos II

Chairman of the Mentor Board of HOPEgenesis
Elevated to the rank of Metropolitan on January 19th, 2002

Dr. Georgios Creatsas, MD, FACS, FRCOG, FACOG

Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of HOPEgenesis
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece
Former Vice Dean of the University of Athens, Greece


Rector Hélène Glykatzi – Ahrweiler

President of the Administration Council of the
European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Greece


Mr. Spyros Capralos

President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Greece
Chairman of Star Bulk Carriers Corp., Athens, Greece
CEO of Oceabulk Containers Management, Athens, Greece
Chairman of Euroclinic Group, Athens, Greece


Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD, PhD

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University, Switzerland
Treasurer of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Director of Pediatric Heart Surgery at MITERA Hospital, Athens, Greece
Founder and President of humanitarian medical association
“Coeurs pour Tous Hellas”, Geneva, Switzerland


Professor Byron Kotzamanis

University of Thessaly – Department. of Planning and Regional Development
Laboratory of Demographic and Social Analyses (LDSA)


Anna Grimani

Journalist
Huffington Post writer .
Editorial & Presenter of the program: OREOI OS ELLINES (ERT1). In 2007-2016, her column PATRIDOGNOSIA & ELLINES EKTOS at the magazine K of KATHIMERINI TIS KYRIAKIS and her interviews, presented more than 450 personalities of prominent Greek Scientists and Researchers of International Academic Institutions.


Karen Basil Mavrides

Founding Member of ELPIDA (“HOPE”), Athens, Greece
Founding Member of The Special Olympics of Greece
Active Member and former President and Vice President of
The Women’s International Club of Greece
Vice President of the Friends of the National Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece
Member of the Board of the Friends of the Megaro Musiki, Athens, Greece
Vice President of the Friends of the European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece
President Emeritus of MAZI GIA TO PAIDI
(“Together for Children”), Athens, Greece
Member of the International Board of Advisors of Tufts University and
Trustee Emeritus since 2007,Medford, MA, USA

Peter Economides

Brand Strategist
Chairman of the Board at Make-a-Wish Foundation International
Member of the Advisory Board,
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Member of the Advisory Board,
Washington Oxi Day Foundation, Washington DC, USA
Member of the Board of Trustees,
SAHETI School in South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa


Mr.Art Dimopoulos

Executive Director at the National Hellenic Society, Alexandria, VA, USA


Mr. Theodoros K. Vardas

President & CEO of Vardas SA, Athens, Greece
Member of the Board of the Hellenic Red Cross Society, Greece
President of the Hellenic Business & Retail Sales Association (2006-2012), Greece


Dr. Ioannis Papadatos, MD, PhD

Director of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
“P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece


Professor Athanasios S. Kyriazis

University of Piraeus, Department of Statistics & Insurance Sciences


Ifigeneia Katsaridou

Chair Council of Europe Gender Equality Committee Director General,
Research Center for Equality lssues Focal Point of
Women’s Foundation for the Mediterranean


Georgios Iliadis

Managing Partner of the Algean Group


Dr. Loutradis Dimitrios

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Division of Human Reproduc3on, IVF Unit
1st Dpt of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,
Alexandra Hospital University School Athens, Greece


Sissy Pavlopoulou


Varvara Vernicou

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

Dr. Georgios Creatsas, MD, FACS, FRCOG, FACOG

Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of HOPEgenesis
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece.
Former Vice Dean of the University of Athens, Greece

Dr. George Patoulis

Chairman of Athens Medical Association (ISA), Athens,
Greece Attica Regional Governor

Dr. Ioannis Papadatos, MD, PhD

Director of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

Prof. John Erian, MBBCh, FRCOG

Professor of Gynecology and Minimal Access Surgery,
Princess Royal University Hospital,
King’s College, London, United Kingdom

Dr. Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, MD, PhD

Endometriosis Specialist in Gynecology
Founder of the organization “Info Endometriose France”

Dr. Ioannis Andreou

Radiologist
Director of Imaging Departments, HYGEIA & MITERA hospitals, Athens, Greece

Dr. Georgios Kallipolitis

Associate Prof. of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of Athens,
Greece Chairman of the Scientific Board of
MITERA hospital – HYGEIA group, Athens, Greece

Dr. Stefanos Chandakas, MD, MBA, PhD

Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Member of the Scientific Board of
MITERA hospital – HYGEIA group, Athens, Greece

Dr. Izoldi Chatzigianni

Orthopaedic Doctor Managing Director of MANA NPO, Athens, Greece

Chris Bartzokas

Professor Paediatric, NKUA

Dr. Theodoros Theodoridis

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Nikos Vlahos MD, Ph.D, FACOG

Professor of Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Assisted Reproduction.
National and Kapodestrian University of Athens,
School of Medicine

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

Dimitrios Athanasopoulos,

Head of International Committee

Vlachonis Vicky

Member of International Committee

Tatiana Vardas

Member of International Committee

Ismini Panayotides

Member of International Committee

Paola Pavlou

Member of International Committee

AMBASSADORS

As part of its actions to reverse the birth deficit in Greece, HOPEgenesis has chosen to appoint distinguished Greek women from the below fields as its ambassadors:

POLITICS

Olga Kefalogianni

Member of Parliament for Athens – Section A

Ambassador for promoting the project aiming to reverse the birth deficit in Greece.

CULTURE

SCIENCE

SPORTS

Sofia Bekatorou

Gold and Bronze Olympic Medalist in sailing, Psychologist, Vice President Athlete’s commission World Sailing

Ambassador for promoting the project, aiming to reverse the birth deficit in Greece.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

JOURNALIST-MEDIA

EDUCATION

PARTY COMMITTEE

  • Tatiana Vard
  • Eirini Vasilopoulos – Douros
  • John Georgakakis
  • Nikos Giannakopoulos
  • Maria Ganouri
  • Marily Glypti – Kanellaki
  • Konstantina Divani
  • Vasso Evangeliou
  • Constantina Evangeliou
  • Fiori Zafeiropoulou
  • Maria Kalkakou – Kouroupi
  • Antonis Karakatsanis
  • Stelios Kafantaris
  • Elias Kokotos
  • Areti Kousouli – Dalakouras
  • Regina Kouri
  • Mara Kourkoulis – Petrakis
  • Franka Mavrides
  • Alkmini Lamprou
  • Christina Lentoudi – Moundrea
  • Ismini Panayotides
  • Vivian Papageorgiou
  • George Parisis
  • Paola Pavlou
  • Evelina Petraki – Mavrides
  • Alina Polemi
  • Alexandra Prokaki
  • Eleni Prokopiou
  • Isabell Rapti – Kalliga
  • Sofia Sideri
  • Elina Sbokou
  • Marianna Sbokou
  • Elina Spiliopoulou
  • Panagiotis Sopiadis
  • Katerina Tsanga – Kefaloyannis
  • Eleftheria Tseliou
  • Laura Tsoukala
  • Christina Filiagkouridou – Pavli