Cosmin Alb

Volunteer Math Teacher
Volunteer  Teacher 
Cosmin lives in Chicago. A firm believer in the power altruism, and doing things greater than yourself. Graduated from Roosevelt University with a mater's in Actuarial Science.
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.
Laura Bercean

Fundraising Coordinator, Key West
Volunteer  Teacher 
Laura lives in Key West with her family, including her 4 children Andrei, Thea, Nyssa, and Clara. Laura has been working with SOS Mission, a nonprofit focused on helping homeless people and poor families. She believes all Romanians should work together.
Mirela Birta

Founding Member
Founding Member  Teacher 
Mirela is co-founder of Spera Foundation, an organization that provides opportunities to underprivileged children in Romania to continue their education, achieve academic excellence, and ultimately make a positive impact in their communities.
Anton Ghiugan

Volunteer Math Teacher
Master of Science in Computer Science from Bucharest University, Faculty of Mathematics (1996) "No task is too small"
Ioana Laine

Math Teacher Volunteer
Volunteer  Teacher 
Ioana lives in Tampa, Florida with her two kids and her husband. She believes teaching should be fun and engaging and she is super proud to be one of the first RUF Math Teachers.
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.
Petrache Natalia

Romanian Language Teacher. Member of ROCO.
Volunteer  Teacher 
Born in Ialomita, Romania, teaching was always a passion. It took her from graduating from the "Carol 1" high school in Fetesti, philology and foreign languages section, to the University Ovidius in Constanta.
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.