Petru Amarei

Founder: RTN Chicago TV Station
After serving over 25 years as a television producer and hosting a weekly Romanian show, Petru recently responded to God’s calling by assisting in building sustainable and effective discipleship ministries.
 
Tudor Ancas

Member 
VP of Fundraising
Volunteer 
Tudor Ancas is a legal services professional having focused over 10 years of his career in the legal field of Intellectual Property. Tudor’s expertise is centered around corporate and law firm portfolio management and brand protection.
Violeta Balan

Member 
Volunteer 
 
Steven Bonica

Member 
Founder and President, Romanian Tribune Media Group
Enriching lives, connecting people, strengthening relationships in the Romanian-American communities since 1984.
Madi Bucheru

Fundraising Coach
Staff 
Experienced Fundraising Professional & non-profit strategist with 18 years of experience in the European and US fields. I teach fundraisers how to organize their 1st fundraising campaign. I lived, studied and worked in Silicon Valley for 9 years.
Sebastian Burca

Member 
Executive Director, Stigler Center
Sebastian Burca is the Executive Director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Cristian Buzdugan
Cristian Buzdugan is a Senior Business Relationship Manager at JPMorgan Chase. He has been with the bank for 12 years. He started as a Relationship Banker and worked his way out through the ranks and become a Business Relationship Manager 5 years ago.
Mihaela Campion

Member 
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.
 
Dan Cosma

Member 
Ambassador of RoCo, Supporter of RoCo
Volunteer 
Oana Dobrean-Urzica

Founding Angel 
ROCO Executive Director
Staff 
Oana is the Executive Director of ROCO. Prior to this role, she was one of the most active volunteers. She believes in the strength of our community, in doing good things, and in leaving something worthwhile behind.
 
Diana Dram

Founding Angel 
ROCO Biz
Founding Angel and ROCO Business Chapter Lead
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.
 
Mihail Firtulescu

Volunteer 
Andrei Goci

Volunteer 
Ana Grecu

Member 
Ambassador and Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Volunteer 
I love to be involved in community projects! Ready to be involved in projects to make others people life better! Being helpful is what i love to do!
 
Ioana Guset

Member 
Board of Directors 
Legal Counsel to the Board of Directors
Ioana is an attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters. She has guided her clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.
Gabriela Hanta

Member 
Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Volunteer  Teacher 
Since she moved to Chicago, Gabi’s Romanian roots became stronger. She believes in community and giving back and wants her children to be proud Romanians. She’s been a passionate teacher of Italian for over 25 years.
 
Monica Horga

Member 
Founding Member, Ambassador of RoCo, Supporter of RoCo
Founding Member  Volunteer 
Roxana Iacob

Member 
Supporter of RoCo
Dragos Iliescu

Member 
ROCO Biz
Supporter of ROCO, Volunteer
Volunteer 
Romina Ionascu

Founding Angel 
Executive Assistant
Staff 
Originally from Romania, I relocated to the US in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Currently, I serve as the administrative expert at RUF, where I handle all accounting and administrative issues. I have a passion for teaching young children.
Luminita Ispas

Member 
Top Producing Real Estate Agent, Century 21
Volunteer 
Luminita (“Lumi”) Ispas has been an award-winning top producer, an effective team leader, and a successful real estate investor & developer for more than 20 years.
 
John Lazar

Volunteer 
Mihai Lehene

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Founder, Romanian United Foundation
Founder  Volunteer (full)  Teacher 
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.
 
Cristian Luput

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Founder & CEO, Optimus Realty
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.
 
Anda Matei
Licensed Loan Officer at Dimension Mortgage Corporation who is customer service oriented and motivated to provide the highest level of service to all clients.
Angie Matei

Founding Angel 
Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Volunteer 
Catalin Maticiuc

Founding Angel 
Founder & CEO, Forza Companies
Volunteer  Teacher 
Catalin is passionate about real estate investing, passive income, and world traveling.