The Cathedral School Board
Theodore P. Klingos, Chairperson
Retired Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust International
Mr. Klingos’ career has included extensive experience in the financial services industry and has held management positions in operations, product management, client services and sales with major financial and wealth management institutions including; Fidelity Investments, Citibank, The Chase Manhattan Bank and Francis I duPont & CO. Mr. Klingos is an Alumni of the Cathedral School and has been active in the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Barbara Aurecchione, Secretary
Director Employee Relations America’s, Bank of New York Mellon
senior Human Resources professional with an employment law background serving multinational companies in providing guidance on all types of workplace issues. Barbara is a proud member of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church community for over 13 years, with two children that have been part of the Greek Afterschool and Sunday School program. She has served on the TCS School Board for the last 5 years and as a volunteer Sunday School teacher/assistant for the last 7 years.
Director, Credit Agricole
Eva M. Rahmanides is an experienced banker with a proven track record in credit, risk, and compliance. Ms. Rahmanides possesses a financial institutions acumen: asset managers (hedge, private equity), global banks, broker dealers and specialty firms and extensive product knowledge in capital markets, cash management, corporate and commercial banking. She is well experienced in hedge fund/financial institution group’s regulation, operations, trade documentation (ISDA /CSA /CDEA /GMRA) and strategies/business based on her buy/sell side career path. Ms. Rahmanides is the Treasurer and on the Board of Directors since June 2017.
Mr. Jacob Amato, Member
Vice President, American Express
Jacob Amato has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney. He is currently a Vice President in Global Tax at American Express. Mr. Amato and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of two students at the Cathedral School and have been members of the Cathedral School community since 2010.
Live Diakolios, Member
General Manager, Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce
Live Diakolios is the General Manager of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce and assists with helping Norwegian entrepreneurs create a thriving environment of new ideas and networking opportunities. Live and her husband Dimitri are the parents of an alumna of The Cathedral School. Live also served on the Parents' Association as President and Treasurer of The Cathedral School for over 7 years while her daughter was attending Cathedral.
Maria Kaliambou, Member
Senior Lector, Hellenic Studies Program, Yale University
Maria Kaliambou earned her B.A. in History and Archaeology at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and her Ph.D. in Folklore Studies at the University of Munich, Germany. She held post-doctoral positions at the University Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3 and in Princeton University. Her research interests range from folklore, history of books, literature of Greeks in the Diaspora, and teaching Greek as a foreign language. She was recently elected Chair of the Modern Greek Special Interest Group at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She joined the board in August 2017.
Elias Lambris, Member
Director, Global IP Litigation at Novozymes North America, Inc.
Elias Lambiris has over 30 years of experience in domestic and international patent law. He is currently Director, Global IP Litigation at Novozymes North America, Inc., a global biotechnology leader focused on the research, development and production of industrial enzymes and microoganisms. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University, School of Engineering and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Lambiris and his wife are proud parents of a Cathedral eighth grader. Elias is also a graduate of The Cathedral School. Mr. Lambiris has been on the School Board for almost 6 years.
Bill Mihas, Member
Co-Founder/Partner/CIO, Kerveros Group, NY
Bill Mihas has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) within Financial Services. For over 16 years, he served as Director of Applications Development and Chief Technology Officer at a major macro hedge fund in NY. He is currently Co-Founder, Partner, and CIO of Kerveros Group, a mobile application technology startup. Mr. Mihas is the proud parent of two Cathedral School students and an alumna.
Peggy Sotirhos Nicholson, Member
Executive Director, FAITH Endowment
Peggy Sotirhos Nicholson is the Executive Director of Faith Endowment and Executive Director of the Jaharis Family Foundation. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in developing, implementing, and managing educational programs, special events, and community outreach projects in education, the arts, higher education and non-profit organizations in New York and abroad.
Kristine Cecere, Ex-Officio
Head of School
Kristine Jones Cecere has in excess of 18 years experience as a principal, curriculum director and teacher / professor at the elementary, middle school and college level. Prior to her career in education, she owned and operated her own businesses, was recognized as New Jersey Business Person of the year and sat on the executive committee of a hospital. Mrs. Cecere is the proud parent of Jessica who was recently married in 2016.
Rev. Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, Ex-Officio
Archdeacon to the Archbishop, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Archdeacon Panteleimon has been serving in the Office of the Archbishop for over 15 years coordinating national and international trips as well as managing the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir and directing the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music. He studied at Fairfield University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and then in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA receiving a Master of Divinity degree. Archdeacon Panteleimon is married and has three children who all attended the Cathedral School. He is enthusiastically committed to redefining Hellenic Education in NYC and making the Cathedral School a premier educational institution.
Rev. Father John Vlahos, Ex-Officio
Dean, Archdiocesan Cathedral fo the Holy Trinity
Fr. John has been serving the Cathedral for the past 4 years. He is committed to supporting the Cathedral School and making it one of the best learning institutions in all of New York City.