The Cathedral School Board

Costas Eliades, Chairperson

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 one current student and one graduate at the Cathedral School and have been members of the Cathedral School community since 2010.

Live Sletten 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.

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.

Stella Pantelidis, Member

Amalia Bournias, Member

Maria Drakos, Member

Eva Kalivas Krieger, Member, (Co-PA President)
Investment Manager
Eva Kalivas an ERISA 3(21)(a) and 3(38) investment manager has been a financial advisor since 1990. Eva graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint John’s University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Eva joined HUB International’s Northeast Division in September of 2019, as Senior Vice President of Retirement and Wealth Management.The National Association of Plan Advisors named Eva to its 2019 List of Top Women Advisors in the “Captains” category*, acknowledging her contribution to the retirement industry and for bringing excellence to the profession.

Frederica Sagiani-Panagiotakis, Member
Frederica emigrated from Greece with her parents to the U.S. in 1967 at the age of 12 years old. She pursued her BA at Hunter College and completed her MA in Guidance, and another degree in Youth Counseling at Fordham University. After completing her Ed. M she began her career as science teacher, guidance counselor and principal for 4 of the parochial schools of our Holy Archdiocese: Holy Cross Whitestone, St. Demetrios  Jamaica, St. Demetrios Astoria, and Argyrios Fantis of Brooklyn. Frederica strongly believes there is no greater experience as an educator than the gaze of a youngster proudly displaying mastery of content and feeling the confidence of a "job well done".  

Francesca Mannino, Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
Head of School, The Cathedral School

His Grace, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Member

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.