George Koumanakos

Founding Member - Head of European Programmes

George is a Professor of Physical Education with an MSc in Telematics from Danube University in Krems (Austria). He has extensive experience in designing and implementing programs in Greece and Europe on the application of innovative applications and practices for the elderly and other vulnerable groups of the population. He is a founding member and Head of European Programmes sector.

Christiana Jace

Founding Member-Head of Research & Innovation

Christiana is a graduate of the Department of Business Administration, ATI Patras, MSc in Business Administration, University of Patras. Her experience comes from the private sector where she has been involved in implementing technological applications to support older people and other vulnerable populations. She is Founding Member and Head of Research & Innovation

Dimitris Theodoropoulos

General Manager

Dimitris graduated from the Department of Social Work of Technological Institute of Patras. He holds an MSc in Health Care Management from the Open University of Italy and the Management of Aging and Chronic Diseases from the Hellenic Open University. He has more than 10 years of experience in implementing support interventions for the elderly as well as in designing and implementing projects through funding from European programs and public benefit institutions. He is a founding member and General Manager of the organization.

Maria Frouda

Scientific Manager

Maria Frouda is a graduate of the Department of Psychology at the University of Rethymnon specializing in Cognitive Therapy and holds an MSc from the University of Peloponnese in Health Services & Crisis Management. He is the Scientific Head of the association I Care with experience in dementia and seniority.

Ioanna Tselepi

Program Coordinator

Ioanna Tselepi is a graduate of the Department of Social Work of ATEI Patras and attends the Postgraduate Management of Aging and Chronic Diseases of the Hellenic Open University. She has been the Coordinator of the home care programs for dementia in the association I have been taking care of since 2015.

Kostis Prouskas

Scientific Director of Daycare Center

Dr. Kostis Prouskas is a Psychologist with a Master's Degree (MSc) in Psychological Assessment in Organizations (Goldsmiths, London) and a PhD in Gerontology (King's College London). He is the Scientific Director of the Dementia Day Center of Frodizo association in Patras and External Supervisor of the three Dementia Day Centers of the Alzheimer's Society of Athens. Since summer 2021, he is the Clinical Director of Blocks Group, while he remains the CEO of Aktio.

Panagiotis Alexopoulos

Scientific Associate

Mr. Alexopoulos is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Patras. He is the Scientific Director of the Special Clinic for Psychogeriatrics and Early Diagnosis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders of the University General Hospital of Patras and of the Psychogeriatric Center for Neurological Cognition and Counseling of Caregivers of the Patras Department of the Greek Red Cross. Since February 2020, he has been coordinating the interconnection program of the Daycare Center for people with Dementia in Patras.