Meeting with Paulette Poulos, Director of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100
From the founding of the Patriarchal Network in 2008, the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 has provided economic support to all the Conferences that have taken place in Rhodes. Because of this, after the past Conference in 2017, Leadership 100 was proclaimed as a “Great Steward of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care”. Executive Director of the Organization is Paulette Poulos. Providing support to many, Leadership 100, under the direction of Ms. Poulos, has continued the pastoral vision of blessed Archbishop Iakovos; a vision and a concern for the suffering in all facets of life, particularly in times of illness and death and in situations of social injustice world-wide.
The Coordinator of the Patriarchal Network and his Presbytera visited the headquarters of Leadership 100 in New York and met with Ms. Poulos. He thanked her for all that Leadership 100 has done for the Network over the past years and for the interest she personally has taken in it. Ms. Poulos introduced Fr. Stavros to the Executive Chairman of Leadership 100, Argyris Vassiliou, who in turn expressed his interest and support in the Network’s mission. During the lunch that Ms. Poulos graciously hosted to honor the Coordinator and his wife, Fr. Stavros informed her of the upcoming Conference that will take place in Rhodes. They spoke at length about the pastoral work of Archbishop Iakovos and the challenges that we face today as a Church. Ms. Poulos said that the she feels that the Patriarchal Network expresses the spirit that Archbishop Iakovos had and that she is especially pleased to able to be a part of it, praying for its future development and growth. The Coordinator invited her to the upcoming Conference so that Leadership 100 can be honored accordingly in Rhodes.