Meet the team
Nikos Odubitan – Managing Director
Evangelos Douvlis – Legal Counsellor
Vangelis deals with human rights, political ecology and voluntary forest protection. He may be a lawyer, but he is shy when it comes to speaking about himself; he tries to be fair with people, animals and the environment.
Sebene Eshete – Advocacy Officer | Coordinator
Sebene is of Ethiopian descent; she has studied International and European Studies in the University of Piraeus and has completed a master’s degree in Environment and Development at NTUA. With G2RED she fights for equal rights and opportunities for all, regardless of their ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Jackie Abhulimen – Advocacy Officer
Jackie has a long history of grassroots campaigning for the rights of those with migrant background in Europe. Her work focuses on themes of social solidarity, civic engagement and political activism. A graduate of Development and Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, she believes in the endless possibilities of an active imagination.
Katerina Kapnisi – Career Counsellor | Coordinator
Katerina studied Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology and got a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Career Guidance from the University of Athens. She is convinced that knowledge is power and aims at supporting individuals so they can be independent and in control of their own lives.
Nikos Nakopoulos – Career Counsellor
Nikos studied Psychology; he got an MSc in Health Management and today he studies Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. He believes in individual change as a means to more systemic/meaningful changes and strives to be a useful ally on a daily basis to the efforts of various social groups at obtaining better and fairer living conditions.
Katerina Gkikopoulou – Career Counsellor
Katerina is a Psychologist, graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She completed her postgraduate studies at Clinical Psychology at the University of Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France. She learnt and adopted the french phrase there “Vive la diffenence”, which she supports in every way. This is one of the reasons she is at G2RED.
Eirini Angeli – Private Sector Partnerships Officer
Eirini studied Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology in Athens. She participated in different training courses around the world, concerning equality and human rights. Her vision is to provide the world with the opportunity to naturally learn, through the acceptance of each other.
Thanasis Tsaldaris – Project Manager
Thanasis has a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master in “Stress Management and Health Promotion”. Several years ago, he got in touch with social movements and human rights. He fights for a society with equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone, and tries to bring a sustainable social change through his participation in g2red.
Elias Tzogonas – Youth Trainer & Adult Educator
Elias graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the Kapodistrian University of Athens. When he was a child, he dreamed of the day that racism died: it was a giant monster, laid in front of his feet lifeless, not looking so big anymore. He joined g2red to make his dream come true.
Fenia Biniari – Communication Officer
Fenia studied Communication, Media and culture at Panteion University and has experience in journalism and cultural management. She believes that the best remedy against racism is to exit our own little world.
Wael Habbal – Arabic Interpreter
Wael came from Syria and studied two years of general law. He believes in giving others what he expects from them, although he gives without expectations. His happiness is related to what he can offer in his daily life to the hosting earth and the souls that live on it.
Ismini Karydopoulou – Program Officer
Ismini holds a degree in Political Science & Public Administration (University of Athens), an MD in Political Sociology (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and certifications of Pedagogy and Human Rights Education. Participation, action and the small or big social changes that those can bring, are of her interest in both, theory and practice.
Tonia Asimakopoulou – Non-Formal Education Coordinator
Tonia received a degree in Political Science and History in Athens and a Master of Public Administration in Budapest, with specializations in Security and Religious Studies. She believes that for achieving great things, all we need is strategic alliances, persistence and patience!
Nataliya Redina – Office Coordinator
Nataliya studied Psychology and she is currently doing her master on Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. In he spare time she writes books for kids and she believes that if heaven exists, that is certainly a big library.
Orfeas Hussaini – Farsi Interpreter
Orfeas comes from Afghanistan, but was born in Iran. He learned Greek in about a year, because he respects the country he lives in, and because he wanted to be able to get to know about Greek society and culture. His biggest dream is a world without borders, full of love and solidarity. On a personal level, his dream is to study Medicine and become a Neurosurgeon.