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MEET THE STAFF


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Eleni brings to OCN diverse experience as an accomplished director in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors.   She holds a BS from Florida State University and a Master’s of Clinical Social Work from Simmons College School.  She was drawn to OCN because of the importance of celebrating Orthodoxy worldwide.  Eleni is a leader in non-profits and administration with 15+ years of supervisory experience, staff development & management, program development, coordinating of volunteers, Orthodox community outreach, and fundraising.  Eleni joined OCN to inspire and spread media ministry in the Orthodoxy.  She is our Managing Director at OCN.

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Dessy was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She holds a degree in both Broadcast Journalism and Marketing/Public Relations. She has over 15 years experience working in the television and public relations industries and thus was happy to join the Public Relations/ Outreach Team at OCN.  Dessy is inspired that she can help spread the word and enrich people’s lives by sharing the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world.

 

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Roger got the composing/arranging bug and wrote mainly for small vocal ensembles.   Roger produces recordings, concerts and commercial jingles, winning several local and regional ADDY awards.   He continues arranging music for church ensembles, working as a music copyist, producer and recording and engineer, in the 2000’s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became an assistant and orchestrator for Ron Jones Productions on two Prime-Time Shows for Fox Television.  Roger is on our Communications Team at OCN.

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Mallory comes to OCN with an experience of non-profits, marketing and communications. She holds a BS from The University of Central Florida. Working with OCN allows her to enrich her faith and share with other young Orthodox families throughout the world. Mallory is part of our Social Media Team.

 

 

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Elaine comes to OCN with years of experience working for a non-profit and most recently worked as a Marketing Director, overseeing Social Media and other marketing responsibilities.   She holds a BS from Towson University.  Elaine was raised in the Orthodox faith and now is raising her family and feels that it is important to share our faith with other young Orthodox families. Elaine is part of our Social Media Team enjoys spreading our sparks of goodness through our social media platforms.

 

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After a long career in hospital materials management, Helen Levenetz joined her husband, Vladimir Morosan, as CFO of Musica Russica, a company specializing in the publication and dissemination of Orthodox choral music throughout the Western world. She has directed choirs in parishes of the Orthodox Church in America and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. As Program Manager for The Rudder, Helen is passionate about providing people with a top-quality and season-appropriate listening experience that draws upon the beauty of the various Orthodox national traditions.  She is on the Communications Team at OCN.

 

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A life-long Orthodox Christian, Katy Mena-Berkley is passionate about ministering through the written and spoken word.  Katy holds a BA from University of Georgia and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.   She currently works as a professional writer and yoga instructor.  Katy is on our Communications Team at OCN.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Vladmir has been with OCN since 2009.  He is one of the leading experts outside Russia in the field of Orthodox liturgical music. He is Founder and President of Musica Russica, a publishing company specializing in the publication and dissemination of Orthodox choral music throughout the Western world.   He has served as consultant to the music departments of the Orthodox Church in America and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. A tonsured reader, he currently serves as Director of Liturgical Singing at St. Katherine Orthodox Mission in Carlsbad, California.  We Orthodox Christians offer liturgical singing to the Lord in our services as our “sacrifice of praise.” It is also a great gift of beauty the Orthodox Church has to offer to the world, and, thanks be to God, we are able to do so through the Internet radio ministry of The Rudder on OCN.  He is on the Communications Team at OCN.

RON SPIEGEL  Ron Head Shot

Ron is part of the production team which produces This Week in Orthodoxy. Ron, owner of Astoria Communications, Inc. a full service audio video company located in South Florida that services the association, corporate, convention and entertainment markets.  He has been a participant in the growth of OCN since its inception.  Ron designed, engineered and built the OCN Studio located in Florida. Ron Spiegel is responsible for managing the studio which includes the recording and editing of interviews, podcasts and promos.  Ron is on our Communications Team.

 

NICHOLAS SAVAS

Nicholas brings his passion for Orthodoxy and experience in the nonprofit arena to the OCN Team as the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. Prior to his role at OCN, Nicholas gained invaluable experience with organizations such as the Secretary of State of Georgia and Ionian Village at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  He graduated with his Master’s in Theology from Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline Massachusetts. Nicholas is passionate about sharing his faith with the OCN’s Community.

ANDREA SWIFT

Andrea joins OCN with a wide range of experience in both for profit and non-profit advertising. She holds a BS in Marketing from Virginia Tech and is excited to bring her love of advertising and fundraising to our Marketing Team. Andrea’s Christian faith is an important part of who is she in all areas of her life including her family. She was drawn to OCN because of the great work it accomplishes in encouraging those walking in the Orthodox Faith.

CARLA VAN BEEK

Carla was born and raised in Washington, DC.  Her background includes law and marketing.  She holds a BA from the University of Maryland and a Master’s of Law from George Washington University.  She was drawn to the OCN because of its mission to support the Orthodox faith and create sparks of goodness.  She says that “working with the OCN allows me to learn about and enrich my faith on a daily basis, and to share it with my family, and others, in a positive way.” Carla is on OCN’s Communication team.

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 DIGITAL DISCIPLE STUDENT TEAM 

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The purpose is to train our future ministry leaders to use multi-media resources as another tool in spreading the Gospel.  Students from both the College and Graduate School promote current issues related to the Orthodox Faith, Christian Persecution, and cover Orthodox News and events on campus and nationwide.  This OCN program is part of the Hellenic College Holy Cross Work-Study Program, which allows flexible hours for student work on campus.  It operates throughout the school year, and is centered at the OCN Media Ministry Lab.  Read or Apply HERE  

 

Today’s technology can make everything seem possible and has the power to reach across the globe from the small campus of HCHC.  The Digital Disciple Scholarship Program trains the next generation to use the tools before them, that most interact with on a daily basis.  OCN thanks the sponsors who assist with funding this program.  You can get involved in this Scholarship Fund today, too.