Roula has been connected to the Greek Community since birth. As a first generation Greek American (her parents come from Athens, Greece, and Malta, Diavolitsi, Greece respectively), Roula grew up in the Greek Community of Lynn, Massachusetts. Her life revolved around the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, from attending and graduating from the Greek School, to playing basketball for the church, including in many Harry Agganis Tournaments. She attended it’s Sunday School as well as taught Sunday School as she got older.
Roula is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn and a graduate of Boston College. It was at Boston College while majoring in Communications and minoring in Modern Greek Studies that Roula met fellow founder Fotios Stamos. It was also at Boston College, while running the student telemarketing program that Roula’s passion for fundraising began. In addition to working at Boston College, Roula has worked at various non-profits including the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Development Office of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, MA and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. She also has continued this non-profit work in her own life where she has raised funds for many organizations both in the United States and Canada.
Roula brings forward her over 25 years of experience in the Philanthropic world to help The AF Foundation meet its mission of serving Greeks of the diaspora and Philhellenes alike to promote Hellenism abroad. Roula currently lives in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario with her husband and daughter.