CHS Greece staff members are the core team of the Center, responsible for planning, managing, and implementing every program, activity, and project of the Center, while supporting and further expanding its collaborations with Harvard and the broader community, both in Greece and abroad.

Apart from our team on the Center’s main premises in Nafplio, team members are also based in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Staff Members

Managing Director

Dr. Christos Giannopoulos

Christos has been actively engaged with Harvard activities in Greece since 2003, and he became a full-time member of the CHS team in 2008. See Christos Giannopoulos's bio.

Administrative and Accounting Manager

Katerina Schinochoriti

Katerina Schinochoriti is working for the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece as an Administrative and Accounting Manager. She joined the team of the CHS in May 2012. See Katerina Schinochoriti's bio.

Curricular Development Manager

Matina Goga

Matina is responsible for various workshops and programs addressed to the educational and wider communities, and for guiding/supporting users of CHS’ Digital Library.  See Matina Goga's bio.

Projects and Content Development Manager

Christina Lafi, based in Thessaloniki

Christina Vithleem Lafi holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She joined CHS Greece in December 2014. See Christina Lafi's bio.

Programs and Events Manager

Evangelos (Evan) Katsarelis, based in Athens

Evan is a classicist. Born and raised in Patras (Greece), he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Patras (BA in Classics, 2013) and continued his studies at the University College London – UCL (MA in Classics, 2015), with a scholarship from Onassis Foundation. See Evan Katsarelis's bio.

Programs and Events Coordinator

Mina Tsentourou

Mina Tsentourou moved to Nafplio and started working for the Center in 2018, few years after having participated at the Harvard Summer School program in Greece on a full scholarship by the University of Patras. See Mina Tsentourou's bio.

Hospitality and Facilities Assistant

Fani Kapetaniou

Fani Kapetaniou is married and has two wonderful sons, aged twenty and sixteen. She was born and raised in Argos, Argolis, and works at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece since July 2015. See Fani Kapetaniou's bio.