Yiorgos A. Bakamitsos

Yiorgos A. Bakamitsos is the Assistant Dean for Executive Education at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Dr. Bakamitsos oversees all the degree and non-degree Executive Education programs the Freeman School offers in New Orleans and Houston, TX.  gbakamitsos@cathedralmontessori.com

Marques J. Celestine, II

Marques J Celestine, II’s career includes management, analysis, business development and consulting roles across the globe with companies including Merck, Wells Fargo and Cargill. Through the Japanese Cabinet Office, he served as a delegate for cultural and economic exchange. He currently leads Jackson Noble, an Executive Search and Professional Consulting organization. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Finance and Japanese and spent a year of immersive study at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. He has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 15 years, was elected as the youngest member on the Cargill Cares Volunteer Council, served as a mentor to college students through the Alan Page Education Foundation and sent numerous inner-city youth on educational trips across the world through the Why Can’t I Go Foundation. He also served on the Board of Directors for San Miguel Middle School in Minneapolis, MN.

Petros Christakis

Petros Christakis is the Assistant Executive Director for Auxiliary Enterpirses at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In this role, Petros works to provide a diversity of services directly or by managing vendor contracts to enhance the University experience for students, staff, faculty and campus visitors.


S. Diane Chronis

S. Diane Chronis, M.Ed. is an educator with over 23 years of experience in elementary education in both public and private schools. Her instructional specialties include learning and emotional disabilities. She has dedicated her professional career to assisting pre-school and elementary age students with learning challenges. Mrs. Chronis has received specialized training in the Masonic Dyslexia Program and the Spalding Method. Additionally, she has been active in teaching English as a Second Language as part of the Catholic Charities Teaching Program for immigrants. Her more recent volunteer activities also include: Director and teacher of Holy Trinity Cathedral’s (New Orleans) Sunday School, and; as an accredited READ (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) facilitator to promote reading skills in young children through direct interaction with her certified therapy dog, “Monty”.

Christina Kogos

Christina Kogos is the Director of Marketing for Audiosocket, a music licensing company in New Orleans and Seattle, WA. She has over twenty years of marketing experience, primarily focused in the music industry. She began in radio promotions and grew into event production, PR, tour marketing, and artist management with companies such as Clear Channel Radio, Clear Channel Entertainment/Live Nation, and House of Blues. She has a B.A. in Communications from Loyola University, has taught Sunday School at Holy Trinity Cathedral over the last twelve years, and has always been an active member of the community.

Sophia G. Pappas

Sophia G. Pappas has practiced law in New Orleans since 1982.  She received her Bachelors of Business Administration and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University in New Orleans. She is currently employed by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and practices in the area of insurance defense.   She serves on the Board of the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel.

Gail Psilos

Gail Psilos directs and generates grassroots economic intelligence from businesses and corporations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to support the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s formulation and implementation of monetary policy.  She oversees the Bank’s Energy Advisory Council, Board of Directors, and economic and financial education.  gpsilos@cathedralmontessori.com

Connie Tiliakos

Connie Tiliakos is a retired educator with over 35 years experience  as a highly qualified science teacher and 10 years as principal of Riverdale High School.  She received a Masters of Science degree from the University of New Orleans and holds a Louisiana Teaching Certificate in Chemistry, Biology and Administration. As a member of the external review team of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement she has worked with schools pursuing accreditation.  In 2001 she implemented the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Riverdale High School and was trained along with faculty members in the IB standards and practices. As  a member of the board and president of the Ladies Philoptochos Society she serves on charitable and philanthropic committees,  plans programs for senior citizens, and volunteers at Ozanam Inn.  She is currently employed by K12  and teaches science online.

Constandinos John Vennis

Constandinos John Vennis has worked as an attorney for a global vessel management company abroad, locally for McGlinchey Stafford and currently is the director of his own firm. He represents International maritime interests and their underwriters in a broad range of matters. He is a member in good standing of the American, Federal, International, Louisiana and New York bar and a member of the Chinese Business Lawyers Association. He is also admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of International Trade and currently serves on various corporate boards in Hong Kong, New York, Piraeus and Shanghai. He also serves various government and non-profit boards in his home community of New Orleans including, Lake Terrace Crime Prevention District, The Order of St. Markella of Chios and is currently serving as the Second Vice President of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Costasandinos also served as Past President of the Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Cathedral. cvennis@cathedralmontessori.com