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

Barbara Aurecchione is a 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.

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 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.


Virginia Theofanides Muller, Member
Communications & Marketing Advisor
Virginia is a Public Relations & Marketing professional with extensive experience in thoughtful strategic planning and effective brand building for leading global luxury brands.  Having held several senior executive positions, she began her career at Vogue and went on to prominent lifestyle, design and communication companies including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Harrison & Shriftman.  In her current position with the Consulate General of Greece, she advises Hellenic companies on how to achieve their individual expansion goals to the U.S market.  Virginia is a native of Manhattan and spent her childhood in Greece. She studied English Literature and Political Science.  Virginia and her husband, Olivier, are proud to have their two young children attend The Cathedral School, and she is an active board member of the school's Parents Association and community.


George Papayannis, Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
Head of School, The Cathedral School
George’s passion lies in cultivating industry and community partnerships to extend the students’ learning experiences beyond the four walls of the school building. He leads his colleagues by pairing design thinking and project management skills he developed as a structural engineer to the creative work of educating children. George holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University, magna cum laude, an M.A. in Secondary School Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Ed.M. in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Rev. Father John Vlahos, Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
Dean, Archdiocesan Cathedral of 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.

Rev. Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
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.