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THE TEAM
Tassos Smetopoulos

Creator & Executive Director

Tassos was born and raised in Athens. He has 10 years of experience with addictions, he has participated in the first Training for the Trainers, organized by the International Network of Social Streetwork “Dynamo” (Lisbon, 2013). He is the inspirer and creator of 9 social programs, as an Outreach Worker he has accumulated almost 4500 hours of street work and he has actualized 15 educational workshops. Last but not least, he has travelled to Europe (UK – London, Newcastle, Southampton), in order to get to know similar organizations and social programs.

Stathis Katopodis

Strategic Marketing Consultant

He is a student at the Athens University of Economics and Business, in the Business Administration and Management department. He found his professional love in Marketing. In Steps he is responsible for the consistency of the communication strategy in all media and for the website and the graphics. Other than Steps, he plays the piano, he is involved in producing multimedia content, he fanatically watches foreign series, while lately he has been interested in coaching.

Natalie Sheldon

Strategic Marketing Consultant

Natalie was born in Athens, she is a student at the Athens University of Economics and Business, in the Business Administration and Management department. In Steps she is responsible for the Marketing Strategy and Communication and she is also responsible for the facebook page. Also, she is a professional latin dancer, she can spend hours watching youtube videos and her greatest goal is to travel to as many places possible in her life.

Thomas Gkazelis

Photographer

Thomas was born in Athens in 1995. He studies in the department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts of the Faculty of Art and Design, Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens. He is an active member of “Zeuxis ArtGroup” and New Media Art and works at the www.photopress.gr agency.

Panos Skarpelos

General HR Manager

Panos was born in Athens in 1995 and today he studies Business Administration in the Athens University of Economics and Business. He wanted to participate in this honest and polite attempt of help created from citizens to support other citizens. Today he is the general Human Resources Manager and at the same time he is helping the organization in creating a solid strategy.

Lydia Liaskou Antoniou

Streeter

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Lydia is 23 and studies Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, she also has a certificate for First Aid. She is involved in volunteer and social work since 2009 and has participated in several organizations (Emfasis Foundation, Doctors of the world, The Bridge). In Steps she is mainly involved in providing First Aid, with creative activities at One Stop and also with social street work.

Vera Baxevanidou

Streeter

Vera was born in Athens and raised in Yiannitsa. She is a social worker that graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace. As a volunteer, she has tried several different fields, starting by doing her internship in the field of education and health. In 2015 she worked with people with disabilities at the workshop of Bethel organization in Bielefeld, Germany (v. Bodelschwinghsche Stiftungen Bethel) and in the Janusz Korczak, which is a Special- Transition School of Bethel organization, in Vechta, Germany. From September of 2016 she has been living in Athens, is an active member of Steps and is a part of the Street Embrace team.

Sofia Pantoula

Streeter & Funding Manager

Sophia studies Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Her first contact with volunteering was in 2014, when she volunteered in a sos children’s village in Serbia. After that, she came to Steps, where she is actively involved in the Street Embrace department.

Regina Koukou

Streeter

Regina was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Graphic Arts at Vakalo College S.A., in Athens and Screen Printing in London. She also kept a workshop in Screen Printing between 1990 and 2000 and at the same time took part in various Art and Photographic Exhibitions using advanced techniques. She later went on to work as a real estate agent. She is very fond of animals and their welfare. She loves to travel, listens to a diversity of music and maintains her interest in photography. She joined a voluntary group “Gefyra” in 2015. Currently she is an active member of voluntary actions group “Steps” and is also involved fully in “One Stop” actions as well as the Street Embrace group.

Maria Nisotaki

Streeter

Maria was born in Crete. In the summer of 2017 she completes her studies in Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Her passion, however, is journalism and specifically journalistic documentary and photojournalism, an “unstoppable” movement and action in life. That’s why she loves the sea, swimming and all sorts of “voyage”. She has been amateur with the theater since 2014 and is currently a member of “Primavera” theatrical group. In “STEPS” she writes articles and and is a member of “One Stop” and “Street Embrace” projects.

Tatiana Bajaj

Streeter

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Tatiana after finishing her studies at the University of Crete, in the department of Psychology, she lives and works in Athens as a Psychologist- Special Educator. When she got associated with Social Street Work for the first time in 2015, that time was of great significance for her. After that point, her responsibilities were to be a moderator in the team and also a special consultant during training of new street workers, responsibilities that she also keeps in Steps. Her favorite habits are books and talking with friends.

Tania Tsiouli

Member of One Stop Project

Tania was born and raised in Corfu. She graduated from the department of Physiotherapy of the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens, where she lives and works as a physiotherapist. Her goal is to not lose the child inside her, so she is simultaneously involved with creative activities and entertainment at children’s parties. She is an active member of steps and deals with street connected or impoverished children at One Stop’s playground.

Anna-Maria Kotsopoulou

Streeter

Born in 1985 and raised in Athens. She graduated from the department of Social Work of the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens and her main interests are social work and volunteering. Her hobbies are painting, travelling and she has a great love for animals. As a Streeter, she offers voluntarily help to fellow citizens that are street connected or impoverished in the streets of Athens.

Mary Voulyari

Streeter

Mary was born in 1992 in Athens, where she was also raised. She studied sociology in the University of the Aegean and now she is finishing her Master’s degree in “European Societies and European Integration” in the same university. During her internship, she worked as an assistant in the social service of the migration confinement centers of Amygdaleza and Petros Rallis. She participates in One Stop from the beginning. She loves dancing, travelling, reading and music.

Angela Argyrou

Member of One Stop Project

Angela was born and raised in Corfu, she graduated from the department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art of the University of Ioannina- School of Fine Arts. She works and lives in Athens. She has contributed to the graphics of One Stop and Steps.

Dimitra Argyrou

Streeter

Dimitra was born and raised in Corfu. She studied Social Anthropology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She lives and works in Athens.

Theano Karathanasi

HR Manager

Theano was born and raised in Athens. She is 23 years old and holds a BSc in Accounting & Finance (Athens University of Economics & Business). She has a long experience in educating and creatively occuping children. In Steps she is a volunteer in One Stop, a member of the Human Resources team as well as of the street work team.

Konstantina Kappou

Funding Executive

Konstantina was born in Athens and is a student in the department of Business Administration and Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Through a random school project she met Tassos, and feeling amazed by his attitude and energy, she didn’t hesitate to become a member of Steps, before it was even created. Her main interests are literature, foreign languages and travelling.