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Philoptochos Chapter  # 1019 Board of Directors

To contact the St George Philoptochos Board, please email

President: Eleni Athanasakis

1st Vice President: Maria Kouroupas

2nd Vice President: Myranda Nickoloff

Recording Secretary: Debbie Kangelaris

Treasurer: Paula Pappas

Asst: Treasurer: Irene Tzamaras

Comm/Corr. Secretary: Alexa Kembel

Advisor to the Board: Melina Assimakopoulos-Cohen

-Board Members at Large-
Soula Caris
Kay Emmanuelidis
Marie (Hunter) Frazier
Rhea Lucas
Litsa Marinos
Christine Saba
Johanna Poerstel

The Philoptochos (“friend of the poor”) is the philanthropic arm of the Church. The mission of the Philoptochos is to aid those less fortunate and in need – the hurt, the troubled, and the poor. Our fundraising efforts enable us to offer support, outreach, and financial assistance to individuals and families in need. St. George Philoptochos (Chapter #1019) is a vibrant group whose devotion of heart, time, labor, and treasure support the various philanthropic pursuits on a local ‘chapter’ level, as well as, Metropolis of NJ (MNJP) and National Philoptochos Society (NPS) levels.

The St. George Philoptochos is open to all women (at least 18 years of age) who are stewards of St. George Bethesda parish. Men (at least 18 years of age) are also welcome to join as “non-voting associate members”. The Chapter meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month – September through June (unless otherwise noted) . Philoptochos provides Orthodox Christian fellowship along with the opportunity to participate and support local, national and worldwide Chapter philanthropic endeavors.

For information regarding membership, charitable activities, ongoing fundraising efforts, and calendar of events, please email