Our Core Team is supported by over 100 volunteers spread out across the world (mostly in the United States and in several cities in Romania). They comes from a variety of backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, professors, lawyers, marketing, and management experts, united by our shared commitment to give back and support positive change. Supported by a strong International Board of Advisors, they made possible what is today Romanian United Fund

Ligia Apostoaia

Secretary and Founding Member
Ligia acts as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of RUF. Ligia’s charity and non-profit 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.
Daniela Kammrath

Executive Director
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.
Miruna Zamfirescu

Founding Member, Reporting Officer
Originally from Bistrita, Miruna earned her BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has built her career in the financial markets as an algorithmic trader/quantitative analyst.
Adina Sandu

Founding Member
“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” Incurable optimistic? Adina says no. We need to believe in the good that lies ahead and we can do amazing things together. Random fact: she would rather carry a camera than a purse.
Ariana Drule

Founding Member, Volunteer Coordinator
Since she moved to Chicago, Ariana earned two Master's degrees, International Public Service and Leadership Communication . Thanks to a local NPO, Upwardly Global, she was able to start her career in the US in international higher education.
Andreea Rebaltescu

Founding Member/Communications Director
Andreea is the CEO & Founder of Cora Phenix Digital Entrepreneur & Artist. She Graduated Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj, Romania, and studied drama at the University Babes Bolyai in the same city. She is also an entertainer and published author.
Cosmina Ungur
Cosmina lives in Chicago with her son and husband. She moved from Targu Mures more than a decade ago where she earned her Masters in Economics from Dimitrie Cantemir University.
Anamaria Neamt

Founding Member, Word Whisperer
“Don’t Panic” (aka Douglas Adams’ version of today’s “stay calm”) Born with an affinity for numbers and words in a family of educators. My journey: music school, writing club, math, economics, and, closing the circle, teaching. Going back to the roots se
Mihaela Livanu

Community Partners Department Director
Mihaela is a social worker and co-founder of Spera Foundation, a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Romania. She is also serving as an Educational Programs Advisor for SPOC Charity.
Tudor Ancas

VP of Fundraising
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.