Board of Directors
We’re most grateful for the board’s work on behalf of IOCC, and on behalf of all the people they help us serve. The IOCC Board of Directors is comprised of elected Orthodox Christian clergy and laity, who volunteer for this role and work with the blessings of The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
The board of directors governs the policies and operations of IOCC and oversees stewardship of the organization's resources.
- H. E. Metropolitan Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas &
Liaison Bishop to IOCC from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops
- Mark D. Stavropoulos, Chairman of the Board
- Thomas M. Suehs, Vice Chairman
- John V. Sobchak, Treasurer
El Dorado Hills, CA
- Laura Nixon, Secretary
- Elaine G. Cladis
- George Djurasovic
- Anne Glynn-Mackoul
- Charles J. Hinkaty
Lloyd Harbor, NY
- The Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky
Sea Cliff, NY
- Gayle F. Malone
- Steve Radakovich
San Francisco, CA
- Jonathan Russin
- Very Reverend Nicholas Triantafilou
North Andover, MA
- Michael Tsakalos
- Deacon Paul Zaharas
- Dimitri Zgourides
- Charles R. Ajalat (Founder)
Los Angeles, CA
- †Andrew A. Athens (Founder)
- †George J. Farha, M.D.
- George M. Marcus
Palo Alto, CA
- John G. Rangos, Sr. (Founder)
Leadership of IOCC
IOCC executive leaders establish our global vision and strategic plan, ensure the best stewardship of resources, align resources with strategy and operational plans, and lead the execution of our programs. Our international headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland and we have 10 field offices in the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Executive Director & CEO
Constantine M. Triantafilou has been leading International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) for over two decades. As Executive Director and CEO, he manages all facets of IOCC’s relief and development programs, including its international headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, and 10 field offices in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.
In 1993, he joined IOCC as Commodities Manager in the former Yugoslavia. He became the organization’s Balkans Representative in 1995 and Director of Programs in 1997, before taking the helm in 1998. Under his leadership, IOCC has distributed over $661 million in emergency assistance and development aid to families and communities in more than 60 countries across four continents. Read full bio for Constantine M. Triantafilou
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Tammy joined IOCC in 1996 as an accounting manager in our headquarters in Baltimore. She was promoted to Director of Finance in 2003 and to Chief Financial Officer in 2007 before finally becoming Chief Financial and Administrative Officer in 2014. Read full bio for Tamara D. Segall
Director of Operations
Stacey Mason currently serves as the Director of Operations for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). In this role, she is responsible for overall management of emergency and development programs at IOCC. Before joining IOCC, she served as a Director for a public affairs consultancy in Washington DC. In this role, she oversaw programs related to the Middle East and North Africa, as well as designed and implemented public diplomacy campaigns with a specific focus on philanthropic and cultural areas. Prior to this, Stacey lived in the Middle East where she worked on education and social development initiatives. Previously, she held various staff positions in US law firms, family foundations and technology companies. Stacey is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service (MA).
Director of Development and Communications
Katrina Straker joined IOCC in 2016 as Director of Development and Communications. She leads the marketing, communications, outreach, and fundraising teams, who work to share IOCC’s worldwide efforts to assist people facing hardship and disasters. A New Jersey native, Katrina graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a BA in English and began her career with Lutheran Social Ministries, first in congregational outreach and then in program delivery. After many years in direct service, she moved into nonprofit fundraising, working as a grant writer at Liberty Lutheran Services in Pennsylvania and at Twin Oaks Community Services in New Jersey. Katrina made the move to Baltimore to help build the fundraising program at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and later worked with the Girl Scouts of Maryland leading their fundraising, marketing, and communication teams. Katrina and her husband live in Greater Baltimore with their two beautiful boys.