Sorina Tira

Honorary Member 
Board of Directors 
RUF Liaison to the Board of Directors. Honorary Member of ROCO
Volunteer 
Trade Compliance professional, Licensed Customs Broker and dually licensed attorney (Romania and State of NY).
Marius Stan

Member 
Board of Directors 
Scientist, Author and Actor
Volunteer 
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.
 
Otilia Baraboi

Board of Directors 
Executive Director at Alliance Française de Seattle
Executive Director and Co-Founder of American Romanian Cultural Society - ARCS. Worked as a literary journalist and published short-fiction, translations and articles. University degrees in French and English literatures from Romania, Switzerla, and US.
 
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.
 
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.
Cristian Merdariu

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
ROCO Biz
Founding Angel, RCC Chicago Ambassador
Founding Member 
Cristian is co-founder and owner of City Habitat Realty, a successful real estate company in Chicago. He believes Romanians should work harder to express and identify themselves as one nation, to earn their own sense of value and the right to be proud.
 
Ligia Apostoaia

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Secretary of the Board, CEO of MDL Investments
Founding Member  Volunteer  Teacher 
Ligia’s charity involvement began at a very young age, helping her family foundation with the distribution of humanitarian aid to the families in need in the area immediately. Today she continues to do what she is most passionate about: doing good.
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.
 
Daniela Kammrath

Board of Directors 
Executive Director Emerita, Member of the Board of Directors
Volunteer 
Daniela Kammrath, RUF's ED, is an experienced marketing and business development consultant, with entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and fundraising experience. She believes in doing good, empowering women, and the power of example.
 
Laszlo Revesz

Board of Directors 
Founder & CEO, Image Factory
 
Dan Nicolae

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Vice President of Romanian United Foundation
Dan Nicolae serves as the Faculty co-Director of the Data Science Institute and the Committee on Data Scienceat the University of Chicago and is a Professor in the Departments of Statistics, Human Genetics, and Medicine. His research interests are in the

Strategic Advisory Committee

Dana Bucin

Founding Angel 
Honorary Consul of Romania in Connecticut, Immigration Attorney, Partner at Murtha Cullina LLP
Volunteer 
Dana Bucin was named the “Attorney of the Year” in Connecticut, USA in 2019 and Top 100 Romanians Worldwide by Newsweek Romania. Dana also serves as the Honorary Consulate of Romania to Connecticut since 2018.
 
Ted Cominos

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel; RUF Board of Directors; Venture Capital / Private Equity Attorney
Ted Cominos is Corporate / Private Capital partner with the Global-10 law firm, Eversheds-Sutherland.
George Roth

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Member of the Board of Directors
George is the Subject Matter Expert of the Document Understanding vertical at UiPath. He is also the Honorary Consul of Romania at the Honorary Consulate of Romania in San Francisco and Honorary Senator of the University Babes Bolyai in Cluj, Romania.
 

Board of Advisors

Liviu Olos

Member 
Board of Advisors 
Frequent RUF donor, RUF volunteer, Entrepreneur
Volunteer 
His beliefs about a Global Romania come from his father that talked about "Romanirea omenirii". Liviu is an entrepreneur, a life long learner, a business advisor and a father of two great boys. Please connect on LinkedIn to know more.
 
Ioana Salajanu

Founding Angel 
Board of Advisors 
Attorney at Law; Member of the United Nations Women's Guild and RUF Board of Advisors; Children’s International NFP, founder
Ioana is an attorney and human rights activist, dedicating her time to developing early childhood education, offering pro bono legal services to economically disadvantaged immigrants and survivors of domestic violence.
 
Alexander Turik
Alex Turik is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish United Fund and the immediate past Chairman of JUF's Russian Jewish Division Advisory Board and one of the founders of RJD.