Y.A.S.A. BOARD  Of  DIRECTORS

President
Elias John Samas PhD,
Born in Alexandria, Egypt. Completed studies at Maraslios Teachers College, in Athens and was teaching in the Greek community High Schools for about eight years. Arrived in the United States in June 1967, and attended and completed a Bachelor's degree at Columbia University. continued with a 60-credit program in the Psychology department, at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2004 acquired a Philosophy degree in Psychology, at the University of Natural Medicine. Dr. Samas is a certified Graphoanalyst, and speaks besides English, Greek, French and Arabic. Dr. Samas is trained in hypnosis, biofeedback, family and marriage therapy. An expert in individual and group therapy, has also worked for New York State as a Psychologist II with mentally deficient individuals for 18 years. Dr. Samas have been the director of The Queens Counseling & Psychiatric Services, P.C. for the last 28 years.

Vice-President
Dr. Tom Malios,
Flushing, N.Y. 11354,
Dr. Thomas Mallios is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice with offices in Douglaston and Cedarhurst, NY. His areas of specialty include psychiatric rehabilitation, individual and group psychotherapy with adults and adolescents. Dr. Mallios earned the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology from Indiana State University. He also received training at New York University and Manhattan Psychiatric Center. Dr. Mallios is bilingual Greek and has served the Greek-American community on a professional basis since 1984 when affiliated with HANAC. He is also past chairperson and currently a member of the board of the Greek American Behavioral Sciences Institute."


Vice-President

Dr. Petros Galatoulas
Astoria NY 11105,

Secratery A

Margaret Skasilas
Astoria, N.Y. 11105, Counselor
Margaret Skasilas, Greek-American with a background in psychology and social work. With working Experience At United Cerebral Palsy, Organization Flowers with Care (Catholic Charities), QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community), ACS (Administration for Children's Services), CGS (Contemporary Guidance Services), and Coler-Goldwater Memorial hospital, Provide counseling, Interacting and work with children and adolescents with Down syndrome, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and various Developmental Disabilities. using the methods of Applied Behavior Analysis, Case manager/ job coach, and administrator for enrolling adolescents into the programs that were considered to be at risk, set up testing appointments for the students which were on the waiting list, administered, processed and scored entrance exams.

Secratery B

Irene Doukas
Astoria, N.Y. 11105, Counselor Irene Doukas, Special Education teacher for the N.Y.C Dept. of Education. With working experience at ACS (Administration for Children Services) and QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community).

Tresury A

Vasilakis Spiros
Astoria, N.Y. 11105,
Ocean Side NY 11572 Mr. Spiros Vasilakis, was educated in Greece, He attend the Greek Military Academy and served in the Greek army as high level officer, Mr. Vasilakis prove to be a very strong leader and he was decorated many times. Mr. Vasilakis Immigrated to United States off America in late sixties, where he became a very successful Businessman, hard Working, and dedicated in helping people in his community. Mr. Vasilakis served in many non-profit Organizations, and Church Associations as President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Mr. Vasilakis served AHEPA, American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association, the largest Greek American Organization, counting near to a hundred thousands members around the world, as a Governor of New York State.

Tresury B

Meimaroglou Cleanthis
Astoria, N.Y. 11105,

Member

Andreas C. George
Bayside, Ny 11360 Born at Clairton, Pennsylvania Married with three children and one grandson Education: Graduate from Brooklyn College - BS in Biology Graduate from Hunter college - MS in Biological and Biophysical Sciences Graduate from City College - MS in Civil Engineering (Air Pollution). Work Experience: 1. US Army from 1952-1954 2. Public Health Sanitarian - NY City Department of Health and Office of Radiation Control. 3. Physical Scientist and Physicist - US Atomic Energy Commission and Department of Energy (33 years) 4. Since retirement in 1996 works part-time as Laboratry Director of Operations at Radon Testing Corporation of America, in Elmsford, NY (1996-Present) Honors: Received the US DOE, Distinguished Service Medal from the Secretary of Energy in 1987. Received the AHEPA Science Award in 1987 at the National Convention in 1987. Memberships: He is a Fellow member of the Health Physics Society-The Society for Radiation Safety. Member of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). Member of AHEPA since 1967, and served as president of the local Chapter of AHEPA for two consecutive years. Serves as the Chairman of the Scholarship Committe for the local AHEPA chapter. Member and past president of the Solon Society of Long Island Volunteersat the annual St. Nicholas Festival in Flushing NY for the past 20 year. Volunteered at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics for the entire month of August 2004.

Member
Tom Korakis
A well educated person in Insurance, Legal, Health Care, Real Estate, and Banking and a very successful Real Estate Businessman, hard Working, and dedicated in helping people in his community. Mr. Tom Koraris is also very active person in the Greek American Community. For the past 30 years Mr. Korakis has been serving as an officer or just a member in many non-profit organizations, Presently Mr. Tom Korakis is the President o Benevolent Society Fthiotidos of New York Inc. “Athanasios Diakos”. Treasurer of Federation of Sterea Hellas USA Inc. a federation with more than 20 Associations, having thousands of members. Mr. Tom Korakis is a Board member of G.A.H.O.A., the biggest Home Owners Association of Astoria

Member
John G. Pappas M.D., M.S., FAAP, FACMG

Human Genetics Program, MSB 136,
New York University, Medical School,
New York N.Y.10003,
Dr. Pappas graduated with a diploma in Medicine from the National University of Athens, Greece. He completed his pediatric training at Beth Israel Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical genetics accredited by the Department of Human Genetics of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pappas is board certified in pediatrics and clinical genetics and from 1995 to 2001 was an attending Clinical Geneticist at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. He has received national recognition for his research on the clinical and molecular definition of dysmorphic syndromes. As a scholar at the Clinical Research Training Program of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine from 1999 to 2001, he earned a Masters degree in clinical research methodology. Dr. Pappas joined the Human Genetics Program of New York University School of Medicine in 2001 where he is currently the Director of Clinical Genetic Services. His expertise is in the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders from the prenatal period through adulthood.

Spyros Vasilakis
Oceanside
N.Y. 11572

Kyriakakos Anastasios MD, Pediatric
Bronx
NY 10458,   Pediatric

Mary Stell
Astoria
NY 11105

Goros John
Astoria
NY 11105

Mavrelis Pantelis
Astoria
NY 11105

Vekiarelis Demetris
Astoria
NY 11105

Meimarogloy Cleanthisl
Astoria
NY 11105

Y.A.S.A. ADVISORY   BOARD MEMBERS

Father Kleopas Strogylis
Transfiguration of Christ
Corona
N.Y. 11368
Rev. Archimandritis, Protopresbyter, Dean of Transfiguration of Christ, Church of Corona N.Y.
Spiritual leader of the Greek American Corona community. Supervising the operation of the church Four Grade dayschool, Devoted in guiding, Advising, and helping the needy persons. Has more than a decade experience, working with Greek Americans with Developmental disabilities. Also is providing services on the first Saturday each month to all Greek Americans from the five-borough communities

Father Denis Strouzas
Archangel Michael
Roslyn
N.Y. 11577
Rev.Protopresbyter , Dean of Archangel Michael, Church of Roslyn N.Y.
Spiritual leader of the Greek American Roslyn community. Devoted in guiding, Advising, and helping The needy persons. Has more than a decade experience, working with Greek Americans with Developmental disabilities. Also is providing services on the third Saturday each month to all Greek Americans from the five-borough communities.

Father Nickolas Kouvaris
Whitestone N.Y. 11357
Rev.Protopresbyter , Dean of Holy Cross, Church of Whitestone N.Y.
Spiritual leader of the Greek American Whitestone community. Devoted in guiding, Advising, and helping the needy persons. Has experience, working with people with disabilities, and a distinguished Advisor to Greek National OMRDD Council

Liz Missir
Astoria
N.Y. 11377,   Occupational Therapist
Have been Working in the field of occupational therapy for 15 years, both in nursing homes, and in the developmental disabilities section, in group homes and day rehab, provided consultation services to Agency in preparation for state Audits.

Nancy Biska Jurnalist
Astoria N.Y. 11102
Member of Journalist's Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA) Education background icludes, stadies at City University-London U. Kingdom, University of Athens Correspondent of ANTENNA TELEVISION in Greece, assigned to cover all U.N. activities was the first producer and host for a television program addressed to Greek-Americans in USA. The program was a co-production between Antenna in Athens and Interface Productions in NY. The weekly program "Week in review" was aired for 5 years on the Public Channel 25 in New York covering the Tristate area
Astoria N.Y. 11102

Hatzistefanidis Kostas CPA
Astoria N.Y. 11103
Certified Public Accountant, doing Public practice, Member, and secretary of AHEPA chapter 95, Whitestone. Member and President of Thessalonica society, member of PanMcedonian society of United States and Canada

Goussetis Gus Engr
Douglaston NY 11362
Electronic engineer, Computer Software-hardware Engineer,
Software systems Architect, Tech. Leader, Global Services 21, Long Island NY
12 years General Manager of Computers Unlimited, Govermrent Employee Pierce county WA, Court system, computerize the Charging Language and Criminal Records, Consultant for KODAK and Metropolitan life insurance.

COMMETTEE    MEMBERS,   VOLUNTEERS

Pittakas Mina
Astoria
N.Y. 11105,   Business Admin. IBM

Dagounakis Athena
Astoria
N.Y. Teacher, Special Education, Vice president of Penelope's Daughters Chapter ILION 135

Krekoukis Peter
Brooklyn
NY 11228,   Marathon Bank, Vise President

Lagos Vasilios PsyD
Flushing
NY 11358,   Psychologist

Kyriakakos Anastasios MD, Pediatric
Bronx
NY 10458,   Pediatric

Amorianos Michael
Brooklyn
N.Y. 11209, Psychologist

Pretzas Gus
Astoria
N.Y.