Our Team

Our team consists of various people, where each one has a different background, multiple skills and abilities, as well as a specific role and tasks in the organization’s functioning. However, we all have a common goal: to reduce the social exclusion of homeless people. Ithaca consists of the Board of Directors, the office and field employees as well as the volunteers. We all work together in order to achieve the goals of the organization and ensure its effective operation.

Management Team

Dimitra Kountourioti

Dimitra is the General Director at Ithaca and she is responsible for the coordination and development of the organization’s activities, as well as for the team working in the field.

Natalia Markopoulou

Natalia is the Social Integration Manager in Ithaca and is responsible for planning and implementing actions aimed at the work empowerment and social reintegration of people from vulnerable groups.

Alkistis Gavala

Alkistis is a Social Worker and provides empowerment and counseling to the organization’s employees who come from socially vulnerable groups,  and she, also, supports the beneficiaries in the field.

Rafaela Kalaitzidou

Rafaela is the Administrative Coordinator at Ithaca and she is responsible for the coordination and support of all the departments of the organization. 

Field Team

Antonis Pirpinias

Antonis is the driver of the mobile unit and he is responsible for the daily operation, reception, and service of Ithaca’s beneficiaries.

Sofia Georgitsa

Sofia is the driver of the mobile unit and she is responsible for the daily operation, reception, and service of Ithaca’s beneficiaries.

Board of Directors

Thanos Spiliopoulos

Thanos is the founder of Ithaca and a member of the Board. He works as a business analyst in the fields of strategy and operations, and he has graduated from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Andili Rachouti

Andili is a member of Ithaca’s founding team and the Board. As she has graduated from AKTO College, Andili is responsible for the organization’s Logo and Branding design.

Fanis Tsonas

Fanis is the co-founder of Ithaca and a member of the Board. He has graduated from the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.

Our volunteers

Ithaca’s volunteers are an integral part of the organization. They are mainly involved in the daily operation in the field and specifically, in the reception and service of the beneficiaries. They are also involved in several other fields that match their interests, such as photography, social media, graphic design, administrative support and web development. Since the beginning of our operation – when our services were offered by our volunteers exclusively – until now, the volunteers are offering their support to the society with an unflagging interest and commitment. Their contribution and assistance to our work are valuable for the organization’s proper functioning.

Through their involvement in Ithaca’s project and their support to the homeless people, our volunteers actively participate in the civil society. By offering their services to those in need, they get a sense of fulfillment and a personal satisfaction, while they become more aware of the social issues. Added to that, they develop their skills and they acquire valuable knowledge and experience.

Through their involvement in Ithaca’s project and their support to the homeless people, our volunteers actively participate in the civil society. By offering their services to those in need, they get a sense of fulfillment and a personal satisfaction, while they become more aware of the social issues. Added to that, they develop their skills and they acquire valuable knowledge and experience.

 Volunteer!