Agora is governed by a Board of five persons, who are elected by the member organisations of Agora and work on a voluntary basis. Our Board members are:
Souzi Makri comes from Cyprus. She is a member of the Board of the Cyprus League Against Rheumatism and a member of its volunteers’ force. Since 2011 she is the Chair of AGORA (Platform Organization for Rheumatic Patients in Southern Europe). Since last July she is Chair of ENFA (European network of Fibromyalgia Associations). Souzi is a Trainer for the ‘’Self-management ‘’ course of Rheumatic diseases and EUPATI Fellow on the research and development of medicines. Souzi is married and has two daughters, Simone 29 and Konstantina 20.
Zabalan Minisoara Codruta, member of Romanian League against Rheumatism helps in raising awareness of Rheumatic and MusculoSkeletal Diseases (RMDs) on national and European level (one of the most important achievements would be launching the “Chart of Rights for RA people in Romania”). Since October 2011 she has been a member of AGORA BOARD being one of the co-authors in developing “The Companion and Communication Guide for people with RA” within “Partners in Treatment” project.
Marie-Therese Camenzuli developed Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at 17 years, which brought about a number of restrictions on her lifestyle, but which has also had some positive outcomes like the fact that she can be of some help to others living with the same symptoms. She holds the position of Secretary of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Association Malta (ARAM). Since 2011, she is part of the Agora Board and holds the position the Agora Treasurer.
Roula Angelidaki Stara has been a member of the AGORA board since 2014. Between 1969-1992, she lived, studied, did her post graduate studies and taught in the USA. Despite her lupus and fibromyalgia, she teaches English and Spanish. Roula has been writing and creating posts for our Facebook page since it was first created in 2011. She is also a founding member of ARTHRITIS CRETE and the vice president since 2003. She has participated in various international and local conferences and awareness raising campaigns.
Adriana Carluccio is the International Relations Coordinator of the “Associazione Persone con Malattie Reumatiche” and also a board member of APMAR. She is also a board member of Agora. Diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis ten years ago, Adriana was educated at the University of Salamanca and acquired a Master’s degree in Tourism from the University of Florida. In her role as International Relations Coordinator, Adriana has organized and taken part in a number of major meetings and conventions in the field of rheumatic disease.