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To preserve and promote the Hellenic culture and heritage, and to support the Hellenic-American community through cultural programming, education and counseling, as well as supporting philanthropic activities throughout the Hellenic community.


The F.H.A.S.N.E. is the proud coordinator of several Hellenic-American community celebrations including the annual Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston. This event attracts thousands of community members and brings together people from throughout New England.

Our annual Dinner Gala boasts over four hundred attendees, includes dignitaries and political leaders from both the New England area and Greece, and serves as a fundraiser for our events.

Guests and speakers at past events have included:

  • Metropolitan Methodios of Boston
  • Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
  • Governor Michael Dukakis
  • Governor Howard Dean
  • Prime Minister of Greece Constantinos Karamanlis
  • Tom Ellis, NECN
  • Maria Menounos, ET


Young members of our community have opportunities to explore their Hellenic heritage through traditional Hellenic dance performances, poetry recitals, and art competitions at various events throughout the year.

We strive to provide presentations that are of interest to our members and the New England community at large through lectures, multi-media presentations and discussion forums.

The F.H.A.S.N.E. heads the creation of the Hellenic Library for Children, a unique project to help children maintain and build the connection with the Greek language and traditions through the use of appropriate Greek books, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, games and puzzles.


– Member of Council of Hellenes Abroad
– Member of Hellenic-American National Council 

Executive Board
Vasilios “Bill” Kafkas, President

Olga Fotou, General Secretary

Athanase Karagiorgos PhD, A’ V.P.
Vasilios Vasiliadis, B’ V.P.
Peter Lambropoulos, Treasurer
Mary Delichatsios PhD, Secretary

Board Members
James Bitchekas
Thomas Boukouvalas
Jenny Economou
George Panagiotopoulos
George Papadopoulos
Eleftheria Papaslis
Vasiliki Rammos-Tsichlis
Menelaos Sotiris
Kostas Travagiakis

Demetrios Tsoumbanos
Stella Gogou – Papadopoulos
Themistoklis Karatzas

Legal Advisor
Dimitrios Ioanidis Esq.

Past Presidents
Theophilos Kamberidis (82-84)
Dimitrios Tsoumbanos (84-86), (94-96)
+Dr. Constantine Hionides (86-88)
John Nikolaou (88-90)
George Chakalis (90-92), (92-94)
Demetrios Papaslis (96-99)
George Dimopoulos (99-01George Markakos (01-03)
Despina Dimitropoulos (03-05)
Vasilios “Bill” Kafkas (05-07), (14-15)
Elizabeth Papaslis, Esq. (07-09)
Eleni Vidalis (09-11)
Themistoklis Karatzas (11-13)
+C. Ioannis Rammos (13-14)
Miltiadis Athanasopoulos (15-17)