About Us

Executive Committee and Board Members

Bogdan Banu
President

With over two decades of experience working in the public diplomacy arena, Bogdan served until recently as Senior Director for Program Management at Meridian International Center. He oversaw the Center for Global Leadership’s overall relationship with U.S. Embassies around the world, and successfully led and implemented numerous international exchange programs, study tours, trainings, and professional fellowships working closely with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassies, private clients, corporations, and foreign governments. 

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Cosmin C. Cornea
Vice President

Cosmin owns, since 2010, a remodeling business called CC Remodeling, LLC that operates in the DMV area and is specialized in emergency disaster services, water and fire damage restoration, natural disaster restoration, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement and exterior reconstruction.

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Gabriel Ciucur Vine
Vice President

Gabriel is a practicing attorney and mediator in the DC Metro area. After 20+ years of practicing law he is in the process of winding down his law practice and setting sail toward new horizons. Currently he is Of Counsel to Abod & Caruso, LLC, a law firm practicing immigration law in the DC Metro area.

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Gabriela Enache Sandoz
Treasurer

Gabriela is currently serving as the Assistant Deputy for Accounting and Treasury Management with the Virginia Arlington County Treasurer’s Office where she is responsible for safeguarding, management, and accounting for revenues and all financial assets; forecasting short-term investments and capital activities and representing her office in interagency committees and working groups.

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Board of Directors

Marcel Bărbulescu
Member of the Board

Marcel is a leading and recognized technologist in the field of AI, software engineering, and telecommunications. Until recently he was the President and CFO of Espresoh Tech, LLC, a US-based software engineering company, and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Alpine Consolidated. Previously, he served as the President & COO of AudioNow Holdings from 2008 to its successful sale in 2017, with responsibility for finance, technology, and operations.

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Adina Bora
Member of the Board

Adina is the Associate Director for Finance and Administration in the Department of Epidemiology at The George Washington University. In her role, Bora is responsible for developing an overall financial strategy to assure Departmental strength and growth and provides guidance on resource allocation and strategic planning.

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Gheorghe (George) Caminschi
Member of the Board

Born in Văleni, Republic of Moldova, George grew up in a family passionate about preserving and promoting their native culture and traditions. At a very early age, he started helping his parents with their well-known bakery “Vatra” which supplied the southern part of the country with bread. He was also involved with their guesthouse “La Gura Cuptorului” which hosted many tourists interested in visiting the beautiful and picturesque lands that surrounded their village.

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Felicia Ionescu
Member of the Board

Felicia is a Chief of Banking and Financial Analysis section in the Monetary Affairs Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 2013 as an economist in the Division of Research and Statistics, the Household and Real Estate Finance section.

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Ana-Maria Moldoveanu
Member of the Board

Ana is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Illinois and Virginia. Originally from Buzău, Romania, she moved to the United States in 2010. She joined Competitive Power Ventures in 2023 and she is currently a Director of Accounting.

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Mădălina Petric
Member of the Board

Mădălina, a professional classical pianist since the age of five, is the founder and owner of Mădălina Petric Piano Studio. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit and profit sector with expertise in leadership, programming, fundraising, social media marketing, being a frequent speaker and mentor.

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Greg Scărlătoiu
Member of the Board

Greg Scărlătoiu is the Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), where he has directed the publication of over 50 reports on North Korea’s detention facilities, regime dynamics, vulnerable groups, and information environment. He has been a visiting professor at Yonsei University since 2022 and taught at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for eight years.

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