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2018-2019 Board of Directors
Elias Iliadis, MD

Panos Stavrianides, Ph.D
Executive Vice President

Agis Triantafilopoulos
Vice President North New Jersey

Angeliki Hionis
Vice President Central New Jersey

Nikitas Moustakas, ESQ
Vice President South Jersey

Minas D. Antoniou, CPA

Assistant Treasurer

Nikitas Tampakis
Vice President Government Affairs

Despina Kolokythas
General Secretary

Stavros Antonakakis
Member at Large

Advisory Board
Andreas Comodromos, CPA Founding President

Tassos Efstratiades, ESQ Past President

George Pappas, CPA

Savas Tsivicos, Immediate Past President

Dimitrios B. Kontolios, Founding Board member

Thomas Papademetriou, PhD

Education Committee
Panos Georgopoulos PhD

George Antoniou, PhD

Dr John Kostis

Executive Committee Bios

Elias Iliadis, MD, President of the Hellenic Federation of New Jersey

Elias  was born July 3 in Neptune New Jersey to Anthony Iliadis (previously Nea Smyrni, Athens) and Sophia Kifnidis ( previously Pireaus Greece). Elias attended medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. After completing his Internship and Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Elias completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and advanced training in Interventional Cardiology at University of Michigan Medical Centers. Dr. Iliadis is currently Director of Peripheral Vascular interventions, Medical Director of Non-invasive Vascular laboratories and Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ. He completed 2 terms as board member of PAD taskforce and Chairman of Pulmonary Embolism Response team. Currently Elias participates in the Lifecycles Healthcenter as Collaborating Physician and is involved as a member of the Board of Directors.

Elias's community involvement includes Chairman of the Education Committee, Secretary and Treasurer of the Parish Council, St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, Cherry Hill New Jersey. He is a founding Board Member and past President of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia. He serves as a current board member and assistant treasurer of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association. Elias completed two terms as a Board member of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia and currently serves as New Jersey Vice President of the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia. Elias is currently President of Hellenic Federation of New Jersey after serving as South Jersey President. Elias is married to Katherine Dedes Iliadis, RPH, they have 3 children: Sophia 23, Nicholas 20 and Elena 18. The family resides in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Andreas D. Comodromos, Founding President

Andreas Comodromos was born in Vatili, Famagusta, Cyprus the oldest of six children. He immigrated to the United States in April of 1974 with his family and pursued a college degree. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Peter’s College in 1978, with a B.S. degree in Accounting and joined the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst. He earned his CPA in 1982. He co-founded the accounting firm of Comodromos Associates, PA with his brother Michael and serves as president and managing partner of the firm, based in Paramus, New Jersey.

He has served as President of the Cyprus Federation of America for two consecutive terms, from 1991 to 1995. Andreas was received the offikion of Archon Dikaiophyax by his Eminence Archbishop Iakovos in 1996, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and of the Newcomen Society of America 1978 Award. In 2000, Andreas was honored as Man of the Year by Evangelismos Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Jersey City and in 2001 received the prestigious “Justice for Cyprus Award” from the Cyprus Federation of America. Andreas was elected to the National Council of the Order of Saint Andrew. He is a member of AHEPA, the American Institute of CPA’s, and the New Jersey Society of CPA’s. Andreas and his wife Anna reside in Kinnelon, New Jersey. They have two children, Eliza and Demetrios and three grandchildren.

Savas C. Tsivicos, Immediate Past President

Savas C. Tsivicos  was born and raised in a small farming community in the village of Innia, Paphos, Cyprus. In 1982, he left Cyprus for America drawn by educational and business opportunities, willing and determined to continue the hard work. One may say that Savas’ “American life” can be described as the embodiment of dreams, hopes and aspirations of thousands of immigrants who arrive in the United States to construct decent lives. He graduated his Bachelor of Science and M.B.A. degrees with Honors, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his post graduate master’s certificate in management of government contracts from George Washington University.

He is the CEO of Cypreco Industries, Inc. a consulting, Engineering, general contracting and construction management company specializing in government and commercial contracts. His sense of duty has taken him on the road to political and community involvement. Starting in 1987 he has participated in several presidential, congressional, senatorial, gubernatorial, state and local election campaigns.

Savas has served all the major Greek-American organizations, such as the Cyprus Federation of America, Inc., the American Hellenic Institute, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), where he served as Chapter President, District Governor and currently as National Chairman of The Cyprus and Hellenic Affairs Committee, the Greek American Chamber of Commerce of NJ and the Hellenic Federation of New Jersey in the capacity of President. He is a member of the Metropolitan council of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of NJ, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, a member of the Archdiocesan council of the Greek Orthodox Church of America and an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Highest honor to be conferred upon a layman. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Queens College Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.

Savas is a source of inspiration, leadership, and strength in his community but his true wealth lies in his vision and exceptional humanitarian efforts to enrich the lives of others in an admirable way. He has been recognized by several organizations and churches, for his efforts to preserve Hellenism and orthodoxy. In 1988, he was awarded a certificate of recognition by the President of Cyprus Mr. George Vassiliou for his contributions to the Cyprus cause. In 1997 he was awarded the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award, a meritorious award reserved for distinguished Americans who exemplify the spirit of hope that accompanied countless immigrants to the United States. In 2016 he was awarded the metal of exceptional service by the president of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades for his efforts for justice and freedom for Cyprus.

As National President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Children’s Fund, a charitable foundation currently sponsoring 300 children, he has performed inspirational work. Under his leadership, hundreds of thousands of dollars were sent to Cyprus to help needy children and annual scholarships in excess of $50,000 are being awarded yearly to students of Cypriot descent studying in the USA. In the words of Winston Churchill “we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”, Savas does just that.

Savas is married to Maria and they have three children, Haralambos 31, Ellpetha 29, and Evangelos 26. They worship at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, New Jersey where Savas served six terms as President of the Parish Council. Under his leadership and direct supervision the dream of a generation, the building of new church complex in Ocean Township started in 2009 and was completed in less than 3 years! The Tsivicos reside in Wayside, New Jersey.

Despina (Aivalioti) Kolokithas, General Secretary

Despina Kolokithas  was born and raised in Patra, Greece. She graduated in 1989 with a diploma in Business Management and has worked as an Office Administrator, a Greek-School Teacher and a Regional Branch Manager at a community bank. She is currently the Executive Director’s Assistant at Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc. in Kenilworth.

Despina is a member of the Ascension Greek Orthodox Church in Fairview where she has contributed in several committees for many years and also served as a Goya Advisor and a Volleyball Coach. She is the originator of the Ascension theatrical group “Thespis “ with sold out performances in Fairview and one in Astoria to benefit the Hellenic Relief Foundation. Despina also served as a Board Member in the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Tenafly Chamber of Commerce.

She received her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2007 and has been distinguished in publications, demonstrations and performances as an Assistant Instructor.

Despina has received recognition by different organizations in her community. She was honored by the Ascension Church Parish Council for her commitment in 2007 and received the Church Community Award by His Eminence in 2018.

Despina and her husband Niko reside in Bergen County and have two sons.

Nikitas Moustakas

Nikitas "Nick" Moustakas is a founding member and current managing member of Moustakas Nelson LLC. His practice focuses on corporate and business counseling, trademark application, outside general counsel, information technology, healthcare, employment, and other transactional business representation, for clients ranging from individuals and start ups to publicly traded institutions. Mr. Moustakas also regularly assists clients in locating and securing financing and partners and otherwise negotiating and bringing deals to the closing table.

His experience representing corporate, business, and individual clients includes guidance with contract preparation, review, and negotiation, business transactional law, and real estate/business acquisitions and sales, as well as corporate entity selection, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, employee and labor matters, trademark matters and assistance with succession planning. Mr. Moustakas also has extensive experience representing community and homeowners associations.

Prior to embarking on his legal career, for almost two decades Mr. Moustakas owned and operated a successful restaurant in Philadelphia. The extensive business and customer service experience that he cultivated as a restaurateur provides him with an acute understanding of the operations, risks, and benefits of small businesses and being a business owner in the Philadelphia region. This experience, coupled with his legal knowledge, allows Mr. Moustakas to more effectively represent his clients.

Mr. Moustakas also frequently speaks at seminars regarding healthcare, corporate law, and succession planning, and has spoken at Temple University, Cooper University Hospital, and Hermes Expo International, among other venues.

Mr. Moustakas is a resident of Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Outside of law, Mr. Moustakas enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, swimming and fishing in Brigantine, and promoting and assisting in Greek-American activities and festivals in the Philadelphia region.