from left to right: Aphrodite Stathi (Executive Director of ELIZA), Emy Ntotsika (Project Manager), Elina Koutromanou (Secretary), Eleni Athanasiadi (Director of Secreteriat), Dimitris Grigoriadis (Project Manager)
Aphrodite Stathi, Executive Director of ELIZA
Aphrodite Stathi holds a Master’s degree (MSc) from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences on Organizational and Social Psychology, and a BA in Psychology (BA) from the American College of Greece, Deree College (ACG). She has a wide range of experience in Business Development and Strategy having worked for more than 15 years as a senior executive in the fields of Market Research, Consultancy, Strategy and Communication both in Greek and multinational organizations. She is also one of the first Greek NGO Directors to receive the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship (GMF) – 2017 fellow.
As the Executive Director of ELIZA since 2014, Aphrodite’s decisions and actions stem from identifying areas of need where child abuse and neglect are concerned and making the right choice on priorities thereof. She plans and implements important new collaborations, opens new lines of communication and extends the organization’s circle of friends and supporters. She encourages the people of ELIZA and all collaborators to work as a team, aiming in achieving results that can significantly benefit children in need.
Emy Ntotsika, Project and Communications Manager
Emy Ntotsika holds a Graduate and a Master’s degree from the department of Marketing and New Technology Communications from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Through her studies, she developed not only a solid mindset regarding the strategic communication needs of organizations and brands, but also a number of adaptive skills such as conflict resolution, teamwork and adaptability.
She started working in the field of Corporate Communications in 2010, gaining valuable experience from prestigious organizations, like the PR agency V+O Group and the multinational company Procter & Gamble Co. In this environment, she developed expertise and know-how on the design of holistic communication strategies, crisis management, public affairs, as well as a wide network with key journalists. She joined ELIZA in 2016, having an active role in the conceptualization, coordination and implementation of national programs aiming at the protection of children in risk of abuse or/and neglect. In addition, she is responsible for the development and improvement of all communication flows, within and outside of ELIZA.
Emy has a long experience with children from vulnerable families, as she served as a volunteer in the “Smile of a Child” Organization, where she visited and cared for children living in the Athens Children’s Hospitals “P. & A. Kyriakou” and “Aghia Sofia”. She is also a founding member of the yearly event “A State for children” at Patras
Dimitris Grigoriadis, Project Manager
Dimitris Grigoriadis holds a Master’s degree (MA) in Mass Communication from the London Metropolitan University and a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Greek Literature with a major in Linguistics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. With 10 years of experience in project management, communications and administration, Dimitris has worked in non-profit and in private sectors in the fields of communications and publishing.
From 2010, he has developed a skillset in cross-sector collaborations working closely with local and international partners, implementing projects and public-private initiatives with significant social impact from education, culture and social services delivery to economic development and digital innovation. He joined ELIZA in 2020, undertaking tasks for the coordination and implementation of national programs, including the “Safe Touches” program, with the purpose of protecting children who have suffered or are in danger of suffering abuse and/ or neglect.
Eleni Athanasiadi, Director of Secreteriat
Eleni Athanasiadi is a graduate of the Athens Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science. Following her university graduation, as a swimming champion, she worked as a swimming coach for 12 years, working with young children in major sports clubs like the National Athletic Club (Ethnikos G.S.), Panionios and Panellinios. For 15 years, she worked in the secretariat department of major companies (FORD-STAKOR, MOUYER).
As Chief Secretary, Eleni has served ELIZA since its foundation in 2008 and is responsible for a wide area of responsibilities.
Elina Koutromanou, Secretary
Elina Koutromanou studied Communication & Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Throughout her studies she has been attending seminars related to Digital Marketing and Communication in the Digital age.
She conducted her 12-month internship at the Press office of the Bank of Greece, as a communications assistant, and has volunteered as a columnist for a news website.