Leadership 2030 is an intensive two-year fellowship program in which various cohorts of young Hellenes will have an opportunity to dramatically improve both their knowledge and skills base, be given mentorship opportunities that will further both their professional development and civic engagement, and will be given multiple opportunities to begin leading now.
Meet our current New York
Leadership 2030 Fellows
Kyriaki Christodoulou is a J.D. Candidate at Hofstra School of Law and is currently working for the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Kyriaki holds a BA in International and Russian Studies from The College of New Jersey, where her coursework twice took her to Russia for the study of culture and language. Currently, she is working on a piece for Hofstra's Journal of International Business and Law concerning how best to rectify the collateral effects of the Greek economic and migration crises, to be published in Volume XIX this fall.
Nicole Corey is a member of the Business Law Department at Goodwin Procter LLP. She has experience in capital markets transactions, venture capital financings and corporate governance across a variety of industries, including life sciences, biotech and healthcare technology. She received her J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School and received her B.S. degree from Cornell University.
Vasilios Dimopoulos is an investment banking professional with experience in business strategy and consulting across industrials, energy, technology, healthcare and consumer goods. He is an Associate at Deutsche Bank where he supports the organization’s Risk Appetite & Strategy initiatives. Vasilios attained his Master’s degree in Management from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and earned a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Electra is an Assistant Director in Quality & Safety at NYC Health + Hospitals, where she manages system-wide performance improvement projects for the city's public healthcare system. Prior to this role, she was an intern for the NYC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and a fellow in the Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service at the City College of New York, where received a bachelor of engineering in biomedical engineering. This Fall, she will be matriculating into medical school.
Melanie Graf is an Associate Vice President at Prosek Partners, a financial communications consultancy, where she specializes in developing and executing strategic communications programs for companies in the financial and professional services sector. Melanie joined Prosek from Finsbury, where she implemented crisis management and preparedness strategies around leadership changes, litigation, government investigations and data breaches. Melanie has also worked at a strategic communications firm in Athens, Greece and at the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Melanie is a graduate of Boston College, where she majored in international studies and political science, and minored in Classics.
George is a Vice President with Marsh LLC, the world’s largest insurance broker. He specializes in Cyber Liability insurance for large Financial Institutions and Digital Asset companies. George received a BBA in Risk Management from Temple University.
Konstantine Ouranitsas is an Engagement Controller at Deloitte Consulting, LLP. in New York City. Prior to that he was an analyst on the Research & Underwriting team for LBC Credit Partners in Philadelphia. Mr. Ouranitsas is the National Hellenic Student Association (NHSA) of North America Chairman and Past President. He is also the Young Professionals Director of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, on The Hellenic Initiatives’ New Leaders Governing Board, Parade Advisor for the NYC Greek Independence Day Parade, and on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley. Mr. Ouranitsas graduated from Drexel University in 2014 with a BSBA in finance.
Harry Koulos is a fifth year associate in Complex Litigation & Trials at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Prior to joining Skadden, Harry clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Tennessee. Harry graduated cum laude and with distinction in history from Yale and cum laude from Georgetown Law, and is admitted to practice law in both New York and California. Harry also played varsity baseball for Yale and, in 2012, played for the Greek National Baseball Team.
Aris is a Associate at McGuireWoods LLP, focusing his practice on real estate finance. Prior to joining the firm, Aris clerked for Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu at the United States Court of International Trade. Aris is a Vice President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, and works closely with with many NY based Greek organizations in furtherance of their mission. He received a JD from New York Law School, and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School.
Nick holds a B.A. from Florida State University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He currently works as an associate for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a corporate law firm based in New York City.
Christos Kyriazi is an Associate at Lazard in New York, where he provides public and private companies across various industries with mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and strategic advisory services. He received Masters degrees from the University of Michigan (MAcc) and Villanova University (MSF), and a BBA degree from the University of Denver. Christos is the Treasurer of the Cathedral School Board of Trustees, sits on the board of Philo for Thought, and is involved with the Alumni Association of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Alexandra graduated with a B.S.B.A from Elon University, majoring in Finance and Marketing. Currently, she works at JP Morgan Chase in a cross-line of business rotational program in New York.
Yiannis is currently a Wealth Management Rotational Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Yiannis interned with Piraeus Bank and the Libra Group in Athens, Greece. Yiannis graduated from Emory University's Goizueta Business School with a BBA in Finance and International Studies.
Christiana is a Senior Project Manager at TransPerfect, where she manages translation and regulatory consulting projects for clinical trial drug labels. Before joining TransPerfect, she served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Cyprus. Christiana earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Maria Nikopoulos graduated with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She began her career in nuclear power engineering and transitioned into engineering consulting with Jaros Baum & Bolles where she currently works.
Orion Dimitrios Karagiannis is set to begin his studies at New York Law School as a Dean's Scholar this Fall. Prior to law school, Orion attended Baruch College of the City University of New York, where he completed a BBA in real estate finance and development. During this time, Orion worked with Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP, a full-service New York law firm based in Midtown Manhattan.
Alexandros Papadopoulos is a Global Sales Executive at Dell Technologies based in New York City. Dell Technologies is an American multinational corporation and the leader in the information technology industry. Born in Athens, Greece, he studied Economics and Business Administration at Boston University.
Dimitri Roumeliotis is an Equity Research Associate on the U.S. Transportation and Shipping team at Deutsche Bank. Dimitri joined Deutsche Bank in 2015 through the graduate program, working in asset-based lending and corporate banking. He was also previously an investment banking summer analyst as well as a summer analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dimitri holds a BSBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he was a member of the Division I heavyweight crew team. He is an Eagle Scout, fluent in Greek and an active member of the Greek American community in NYC.
Nick Halamandaris, an Associate of Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, a bi-coastal and multi-generational private wealth management firm with offices in New York City and Salt Lake City, who manages over $1.2 billion in client assets. Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley in December of 2016. He was a four year member of the UC Berkeley baseball team where he attended on a scholarship.
Dimitrios is a Partner at Bannockburn Global Forex LLC covering the Northeast and Southeast US markets. He works on Bannockburn's Portfolio Efficiency Team and assists their Chief Market Strategist on various economic research initiatives.
George is an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where his practice focuses on patent litigation. George received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. George received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. George currently serves on the George Washington Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of Leadership 100.
Philip is currently a Senior IT Consultant at Capgemini. Additionally, Philip is pursuing an MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Leveraging his experience and current studies, he wants to continue to advance in consulting, focusing more heavily on strategy. Philip hails from the western suburbs of Chicago and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Basil currently works at Arthena and studies Data Science at Columbia University. He is most interested in technologies, lifestyles and world views that have the capacity to improve the human condition. His background is in Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics. He has also worked for a venture capital/impact investing fund and with a number of startups. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he currently lives in Manhattan.
Christina Yotides is a J.D. candidate at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She has interned for the Department Advocate’s Office at the New York City Police Department and is currently clerking for the Presiding Justice of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department. Christina holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Laura is an associate at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, where she practices in the Trusts & Estates, Private Client and Tax-Exempt Organizations Department. Laura received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. from Fairfield University.
Christopher is an associate at Murphy Orlando LLC, where he focuses on civil litigation involving labor disputes and employment defense, as well as criminal defense in the federal district courts. He serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children in Hudson County, New Jersey. He received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and his B.A. in English Literature from DePauw University.
Elpida is currently an MPH candidate at Columbia University, studying Health Policy and Management. Prior to Columbia, she was at Boston University where she studied Human Physiology, Spanish, and Public Health. Elpida has had the opportunity to work on multiple projects related to hot-button healthcare topics, most notably, the opioid epidemic and ACA reform. Elpida is strongly interested in working at the governmental level in health policy and plans to continue her commitment to working in the healthcare industry by pursuing a J.D. degree concentrating in healthcare law starting Fall 2019.
Leadership 2030 in Action
At its midway point, our first Leadership 2030 class has surpassed all expectations. Our fellows have aggressively participated in our advocacy agenda, playing key roles in our campaigns to block F35 jet sales to Turkey and ending the unjust arms embargo on the Republic of Cyprus.
Our fellows also participated in the first ever #FromAthenstoJerusalem delegation with their counterparts from the American Jewish Committee. Meeting with political and civic leaders in Greece, Cyprus and Israel, they were able to send the message that the Greek lobby has a young and deep bench.
Finally, our fellows accepted the challenge to promote Hellenism through public education, and they did so with flair. Whether it was telling the story of OXI Day via a mock episode of Meet the Press from liberated Athens in the 1940’s, to being regularly featured on our Greek Current podcast, to being a constant presence on social media, Leadership 2030 fellows have already developed distinct voices.
Become a Leadership 2030 Fellow
Leadership 2030 Fellows participate in a 12-course leadership curriculum over two years, attend annual advocacy trips to Washington D.C., and consistently participate in HALC’s communication strategy through publishable blog posts and social media postings. Leadership 2030 fellows must be age 30 or younger at time of selection and have completed an undergraduate degree.
In addition to the program above, Leadership 2030 Fellows will be given the following:
Each Fellow will be assigned a personal mentor from HALC’s core membership.
Fellows will be grouped by profession and assigned to an emeritus mentor, a Hellene over 60 who is both accomplished professionally and civically active.
The access and benefits of a HALC Diamond Membership.
Special networking and educational opportunities.
Leadership 2030 New York & New Jersey
We are now looking to building on the success of our first Leadership 2030 class and expand the program to incorporate young talented Hellenes in New York City and New Jersey.
We will accept applications through end of January 2019, decisions will go out in February, and the program will kick off in March.
If you are interested in applying to the program, please email Director of Public Affairs Thanos Davelis for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.