|Chrysanthemum Ball (L to R) Katherine Moutoussis, Aphrodite Skeadas, Dr. Miranda Kofinas and Maria Marianakis.
Aphrodite G. Skeadas, a member of Leadership 100, was honored by the Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos Society for her successful leadership of the 27,000-member Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society for three terms, from 2008 to 2014, at the festive annual Chrysanthemum Ball on November 7, 2014.
The event, which supports the National Philoptochos Department of Social Services, also included the Young Professionals, chaired by Justin Bozonelis and Stephanie Pantelidis, also members of Leadership 100, which generated support for the Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS).
The program included remarks by Bishop Sebastian of Zela, Maria Logus, newly appointed President of the National Philoptochos Society, Catherine Moutoussis, President of the Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos Society, Fr. John Vlahos, Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and Dr. Miranda Kofinas and Maria Marinakis, Ball Chairmen.
Skeadas, Past President of National Philoptochos, was credited with a vision of membership growth, extension of social services and national charities, and ecumenical outreach. Inspired by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, she initiated involvement on conservation policies through the creation of the Environmental Responsibility Committee. Skeadas also was credited with spearheading strategic planning, major fundraising to include assistance to Greece and Cyprus, promotion of social media and initiating a national program to purchase and house the new Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy.
She is a member of the Church of our Saviour in Rye, New York, with her husband, Peter James Skeadas, also a member of Leadership 100. The couple have a daughter, Constantina, and a son, Nicholas.