We have 2 full-time employees and one part-time. As President of the organization, Mihai Lehene is not taking a salary, but he is still engaged full time in building RUF.

Mihai Lehene

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Founder of RUF. President of FORA.
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.
 
Cosmina Ungur

Member 
Office Manager, Chicago
Staff 
Cosmina has a Master Degree in Economics from University of Targu Mures. She is the RUF office wizard, handling all accounting and administrative issues. She moved to Chicago from Romania more than a decade ago and she is passionate about helping people.
Georgiana Merdariu

Founding Angel 
Founding Member, Programs Director, Chicago
Founding Member  Staff  Teacher 
Georgiana is bringing extensive experience in Communication & Marketing gained from her previous roles as a journalist in the biggest media trust in Romania and coordinator of international campaigns for well-established clients at Ogilvy and Grey G2.
 
Deeea Rebaltescu

Communications Director
Staff 
CEO & Founder of Sun Media Shine Digital Marketing Agency and Cora Phenix Entertainment. Graduated from Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj, Romania, and studied drama at the University Babes Bolyai in the same city, entertainer and published author.
 
Marina Ceclan

Member 
Excellence Center Director, Ottawa (Canada)
Staff 
I live in Gatineau with my husband and two children Anna and Luca. I hope one day my kids will look back and think I was a good mom. One of my favorite motto is " We rise by lifting others!"