Mihai Lehene

President and Founding Member of RUF
Mihai is a Founding Member and the President of RUF. Passionate and caring, Mihai’s goal is to inspire all around him to be better and help each other, especially his fellow Romanian Americans.
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 nonprofit and fundraising experience. She has been a pioneer in empowering women in Romania since 2001 when she launched 121.ro, the first Romanian women's
Camelia Rosca

RUF 4 Brasov Coronavirus Fundraiser
I am originally from Brasov, Romania. I live with my husband and two children in Boston, Massachusetts. My expertise is in educational systems and my passion, in addition to access to quality education for all, is working with others for the common good.
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.
Diana Muresan

Founding Angel
Diana Muresan is Mortgage Banker with The Federal Savings Bank, member of the Chairman Club and currently creating the first Senior Housing Department at the TFSB. She has a master degree from DuPaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
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.
Laura Lehene

Fundraising Coordinator, Key West
Laura lives in Key West with her family, including her 3 children Andrei, Thea, and Nyssa. Laura has been working with SOS Mission, a nonprofit focused on helping homeless people and poor families. She believes all Romanians should work together.
Ana Grecu
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 Rodica Stoica

Romanian United Fund (RUF) pentru Brasov COVID-19 Fundraiser
I am from Greater Brasov (Rupea, Codlea, Brasov) in Romania. I currently I live with my husband and two boys in Chicago, Illinois. My expertise is in Health Care and I find joy in working with others for the common good.
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.
Nicoleta Roman

RUF Ambassador, VP of Donor Relations
Romanian-American Mezzo-Soprano Nicoleta Roman has been a prominent member of the Romanian community in Chicago for many years. She is proud to be Romanian and she is constantly promoting her heritage and values through her voice.
Gabriela Hanta
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.
Ana Nedelcu

Volunteer in Training, Communication Department
Curious mind and adventurous soul, always trying to become, never to fit in! Inviting you to #ContemplateDifferentPerspective.