Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS)

FOCUS Pittsburgh
2228 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Focus North America
600 N. Bell Ave.
Bldg. 1, Suite 115
Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone & Fax: 1-866-267-3083

FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America—offering job training and placement, housing, and feeding programs, as well as other human services to the homeless and working poor of America. FOCUS also plays a vital role in bringing Orthodox Christians into direct relationship with the poor, positively impacting their own lives while helping those in need. In the past four years, FOCUS has grown into a vibrant and strong organization with eight flagship FOCUS Centers across the country and a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 6,000 people, with service outreach programs planned for 29 cities. FOCUS Pittsburgh’s offices are located on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. For more information about our national organization visit http://focusnorthamerica.org.

Board of Directors
Mr. Eric Paljug, Ph.D., Chairman
Ms. Georgia Kazakis, Vice-Chair
Dr. Julie Papatheofanis, Secretary
Mrs. Lory Barsdate Easton
Dr. Nick Pandelidis
Mr. Brian Bullard
Dr. Maria Misthos-Cashy

Honorary Board Members
Mr. Charles R. Ajalat (Founder)
Mr. William Hoeft

Advisory Board
Mr. Brian Gerich, CFO (retired) of Public Storage, Inc.
Andrew Natsios, Former head of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Peter Marudas, Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Sarbanes
Maria Foscarinis, Founder & Executive Director of National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Frederica Mathewes-Green, Nationally known author and commentator
Joel Smith, President of Comprehensive Media
Mrs. Theodora Polamalu, Principal of The Troy & Theodora Polamalu Foundation

Toll Free: 1-866-267-3083

Name Position Extension
Nicholas J. Chakos Executive Director x 701
Durwood Hill CFO
Susan Short Accounting Manager x 702
Michelle Stonemark Bookkeeper x 703
Katrina Bitar YES! North America Program Director x 705
Kevin Bryce New Media Arts x 706
Nikos Petrogeorge Major Gifts Officer x 707
Adrienne Dickos Summer Feeding Administrator x 708
James Portellos Summer Feeding Operations Manager
Adam Murphy Development Officer x 709
Caroline Ashkar Director, FOCUS Orange County CA x 704
Eric Shanburn Director, FOCUS Motor City x 711
Mat. Vera Proctor Director, FOCUS Minnesota x 712
Dn. Paul Abernathy Director, FOCUS Pittsburgh x 713
Kristina Abernathy Health Clinic Administrator, FOCUS Pittsburgh x 713
Paul Finley Director, FOCUS Cleveland x 714
Dn. Clayton Parks Director, FOCUS Gateway City x 717
Randy Evans Coordinator, FOCUS Indianapolis x 710
Patty Diaz Coordinator, FOCUS San Diego x 715
Deacon Seraphim Moslener Coordinator, FOCUS West Central PA

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      October 10, 2015 at 9:15 am

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