The 2023 Summit Leadership Council of the Romanian Community is a group of dedicated and influential individuals who play a key role in organizing and overseeing the annual Romanian Community Summit. Comprised of community leaders from various organizations, businesses, and religious groups, the Leadership Council is committed to promoting the interests and well-being of the Romanian community in Chicago. The Council works closely with the Romanian Community Foundation and other partners to plan and execute the summit, ensuring that it is a meaningful and impactful event for all who attend. Through their leadership and collaboration, the Leadership Council is helping to build a stronger and more connected Romanian community in Chicago.
Founding Angel, ROCO Ambassador , Supporter of ROCO, ROCO Communications Lead
Oana has been one of the biggest believers in ROCO since the very beginning and one of the most active volunteers. She believes in the strength of our community, in volunteering, doing good, and leaving something worth while behind.
Founder: Chicago Summer Opera, Founder: Chicago Community Council, RCCC Ambassador
Romanian music will always remind us, Romanians, where we came from and who we are. That's why we need a Romanian Community Center of Chicago. That's why I am an Ambassador of the Romanian Community Center of Chicago. That's why "I'm in!"
Diana is acting as Global Strategic Sourcing Director with McDonald’s. She leads business relationships and strategies that leverage scale for positive impact on the environment and communities globally.
Marius is internationally recognized as one of the founders of computer simulation of complex phenomena. He was Principal Investigator at the Argonne Laboratory and an Associate Professor at the Univ. of Chicago and Northwestern University.
Mihai is the Owner of MDL Investments, a real-estate and VC family-office with a focus on emerging technologies, including fintech, biotech and crypto. In 2020 Mihai resigned his business roles to run RUF, and in 2022 he was elected as President of FORA.
A dedicated leader that volunteers through her church and Romanian Community in Chicago. Passionate about teaching her culture, traditions, and faith to children and youth, organizes various social, cultural, and religious events in the community.
As a consultant, Florin is specialized in LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT and SALES. During his career he received his Executive Management from University of Notre Dame, helped many small companies or Nonprofit Organizations SCALE IT UP.
The founder and CEO of Optimus Realty Inc, Cristian strongly believes in the power of charity to improve people's lives and change the mentalities and hopes of the less fortunate ones. Cristian is acting Treasurer of RUF.
Founder, Psychotherapy and Transformational Movement and ARCHER
Mihaela is the founder of the Psychotherapy and Transformational Movement with over twenty-two years of clinical experience. She received an MA in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, specializing in Counseling Psychology.