Since she was young, Xenia dreamed of working in a humanitarian organization in a faraway country, a dream that finally came true in her own home when she thought of creating a website to link people in need of food with those who have surplus food so that nothing is wasted. Hence, in May 2011, BOROUME was born as a platform that saves food and ensures its donation to those who need it most. Xenia has studied Ancient Greek and Philosophy at Edinburgh University and Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at the London School of Economics. She is a writer of poetry and in 2006, she completed the UK Open University’s Creative Writing Course. Currently, she works for the Bodossaki Foundation where she is heading Giving for Greece, the Foundation’s latest initiative, a centre for charitable giving that assists individuals, corporations and institutions that want to contribute towards social needs in Greece and who need advice and direction to ensure maxium possible impact, efficiency and transparency.
Charalampos Petras is a licensed Psychologist, Therapist, Performance Coach, Trainer & Author. Until now, he has studied Psychology, Anthropology & History and he has been trained in Coaching, Family Therapy, EMDR Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He works in private practice with adults in coaching and therapy sessions. He supervises accredited Coach training programs in Greece and recently, he published his book “The Art of Coaching”. He is the Founder and CEO of Athens Coaching Institute and a full member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, the Association for Coaching and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Marina Galanou is engaged in activism since 1997.She has been a founding member and secretary general of SATTG, the first collectivity in Greece (2003-2004) about the rights of transgender people and secretary general of the Hellenic Communtity of Homosexuals (2007-2008).She has been a founding member and president of the Transgender Association Support from 2010 until today, Specialist of Council of Europe regarding hate crimes and legal recognition of gender identity, as well as owner of the “Colorful planet”-LGBTQI publications-bookshop.
Born in 1977, Irini Georgi is a content director in job title, social media over-sharer at heart. In 1997, she left Greece to move to the UK for love and studies. In 2002, when the love was lost, she abandoned her promising career as a tech copywriter, and returned to Greece to be swept off her feet by the wondrous world of advertising. She has won a few Ermis Awards and SMAs and has written -a yet unpublished- autobiographical book on dating. She has no sense of privacy but a heightened sense of what is Good and right. She stubbornly believes the future is looking bright.
Panagiotis Ioannidis is a political scientist, paramedic, and nurse. He holds a PhD in Humanitarian Action at Panteion University and he is a scientific advisor to the Medical School of the University of Athens. He is a volunteer of the Hellenic Red Cross Society and the Doctors of the World (MdM) with numerous missions in Greece and abroad. Since last year, he has been working in Africa with Doctors without Borders (MSF).
Chrissa Katsarini was born and raised in Kavala and she studied in Thessaloniki. During her thesis, she got a scholarship from “Andreas Voutsinas” Drama School and then took part in various theater plays as well as in a short film. In the beginning of 2012 she started her first stand up acts, which is her main occupation ever since. In 2013 she gave a performance at the oldest comedy club in Ireland and she is a member of the Gazi Comedy Club since 2014.