Julie Stefanski is a Lead Analyst in the SEC Reporting group within Accounting at Discover Financial Services. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting at Loyola University Chicago. After earning her degree, she worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Audit Practice. In her free time, Julie is heavily involved in the Greek community through both her parish Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL as well as the Young Adult League of Chicago. Julie has been a member of HPSI since 2016 and passionate about continuing to build a strong network within the Greek community.
Kimon Katevatis is a Senior Underwriter at United Healthcare working on their fully insured business. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Connecticut in 2014. A native of Connecticut, his first job out of college brought him to Chicago, during which time he found a love for the city and the vibrant Greek community in Chicagoland. He credits HPSI for providing opportunities to meet others (some that have become his closest friends) and get involved in a community new to him. Feeling the need to give back to HPSI, he served as a Board Director and Interim Secretary in the past, and looks forward to serving again as the full-time Secretary this year. In his free time, he enjoys biking and running along the lake, exploring new areas of the city, writing, road trips, and vacationing abroad.
Despina Lucas is a Quality Lab Associate working in the Stability Laboratory at Baxter Healthcare. She moved to Chicago by way of Southern California in 2020 but grew up in Clearwater, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. The large Greek community is what brought her to the city of Chicago. Since relocating she has gotten very involved. Despina is on the board for YAL Chicago and involved in Philoptochos at her parish St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville, IL as well as the Maids of Athena Jacma #40. In her free time, Despina likes exploring trails with her pup Tzitziki, trying new restaurants in the city, traveling, and reading novels.
Dean Svolos is a Technology Consultant at EY in Chicago. He grew up in Northwest Indiana and graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2019. Dean is very involved with his home parish, St Demetrios Hammond, Indiana. In his free time, Dean enjoys playing soccer, exercising, trying new foods, and traveling. Dean is eager to join the HPSI Executive Board and strengthen the Greek community throughout the Chicago area.
Magdalene Ladas Pharm D. earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy. She is very dedicated, passionate and driven to improve patient outcomes and medication adherence. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and the Chicago Blackhawks. She looks forward to working with an outstanding team and taking the organization to the next level of it's mission, vision and values.
Joy Logothetis earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagin, and her Master of Medical Science from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She became a board-certified Physician Assistant in 2012 and has experience in clinical, surgical, and inpatient settings. She has practiced Dermatology since 2013, and is employed at Medical Dermatology Associates in Chicago. Her various dermatological interests include treating eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers, and acne, and loves educating her patients on various therapies and preventative measures. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, catching up with family and friends, and trying to keep up with her twin daughters.
Angelic Menegatos is the Founder and CEO of Menegatos Accounting Solutions, LLC an advisory and tax firm specializing in small to medium size businesses. She has worked in public accounting for seven years with a proven record of identifying significant savings for clients through effective tax and business planning solutions. She graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a Bachelors in Business Administration, Accounting, and obtained her Master of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University. Angelic was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to the Chicago area a few years ago. In her free time she enjoys traveling, volunteering, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.
Angelo P Angelos is a licensed Real Estate Broker with years of experience in residential and commercial markets, specializing in multi-family investment properties and investors who “fix-and-flip” distressed properties. He has taught in Greek language schools around the Chicago area for over a decade, and is currently Folk Music & Dance Instructor and Ethnic/Holiday Program Coordinator at the Plutarchos Hellenic American Academy. Angelo has been and currently is an active member in many Hellenic organizations. He is currently National Youth Governor of the Federation of Sterea Hellas of America and Canada, a member of the Society Distomiton, and was the Founder and President of the Union of Hellenic Patriots of Chicago. Angelo joined HPSI because he appreciates what the organization does for Hellenic community and wants to give back by contributing to its purpose.
Alex Andre is Co-founder and CEO of Eschaton, a proprietary derivatives trading company. He is also an anthropologist, focusing on the intersection of markets, morality, and politics. He earned bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics from the University of Notre Dame. In his free time he is a runner, adventurous eater, and shameless goofball. He loves bringing Greeks together and building community through HPSI.
Patricia Antonakos graduated from DePaul University College of Law receiving a JD and Certificate in Business Law in May 2019. Before returning to Chicago to attend DePaul, Patricia graduated from New York University receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, with a focus on the region’s socio, political and economic development. She is currently a commercial real estate and business law attorney in the Chicago area.
Alyssa Machinis joined HPSI as the Marketing Director in 2015 after earning her Bachelor of Science in Advertising at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is currently in her 2nd year of presidency of HPSI. She is a Decision Scientist at MERGE, where she uses research, trends, experiences, and data to help her clients solve problems. In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants and cocktail bars, singing, and reading.
George Logothetis is a Senior Director at Aon. His background includes industry and consulting experience in strategy, process and delivery in Financial Services, Retail, Pharmacy, and Supply Chain. George has proven ability in developing business and operating model strategy while leveraging his deep leadership skills to deliver for Fortune 100 companies. Prior to returning as a Senior Advisor to HPSI in 2015, George had served on the Board, including two years as President, between 2003 and 2010. George is passionate about giving back to the Hellenic-American community and is happy to use his personal network of Hellenes across multiple professions to assist others.
Evan Theodoropoulos is an Accounting Manager at Quatrro Business Support Services. He is in the Not for Profit vertical providing Accounting and Finance services to NFP clients of various sizes. Evan is a Certified Public Accountant who earned both his Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Accounting at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing his studies, and prior to joining Quatrro, Evan worked at Grant Thornton LLP in their Audit practice specializing in Not for Profit entities. Outside of work, Evan is very active at his home parish of Sts Constantine & Helen Palos Hills, lives in Orland Park, and he enjoys outdoor activities, socializing with friends and family, and traveling.
Alexander Facklis is senior technical architect at Motorola Solutions where he designs end-to-end solutions for customers using Motorola and third party products and technologies. He is a versatile systems professional with diverse project-based experience spanning global multinational organizations, small businesses and startups in multiple industries. Having started his first business at 18, he brings an entrepreneurial perspective to his work. On a personal level, he enjoys soccer, fitness, modern Greek language and culture, Orthodox Christian spirituality, arts, interacting with his nephews and niece, and volunteering.
Juliette Pirpiris works as a Division Project Manager for Northrop Grumman Corporation. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering and International Studies, and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Juliette is a Chicago native who bleeds Cubbie blue, and enjoys traveling, going to sporting events and concerts, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Maria Davlantes is a Board Member and tenured global C-level executive who has developed and implemented growth strategies, and launched and scaled new businesses across digital start-ups to established billion dollar-plus global public and private equity sponsored companies. Maria holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and with her experiences spanning global roles, she has lived and worked in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe. She looks forward to supporting HPSI in achieving the next level of its mission and vision.
Stacy Economy became a member of HPSI in 2015. She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Structural Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and currently works for Pepper Construction Company. In her free time she has served as the Alumnae Advisor of Kappa Phi Delta Sorority and enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring Chicago's urban fabric. Stacy looks forward to strengthening the Hellenic network in Illinois.
Nikos Tsonis obtained his BA from Yale University in Philosophy and his JD/MBA from Boston University. He is a partner at Tsonis & Associates, LLC, a boutique law firm focusing on commercial and industrial property assessment law, and is a passionate board member of HPSI.