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Our board

Director Board

Mariuta Osanu – President
A founding member of the Heart of a Child Foundation, Mariana has been involved in all the foundation’s activities, and has gathered a broad range of experience in working with street children and children and youth infected with HIV. She has worked closely with the Heart of a Child team, especially in colaboration with other NGOs in Galati. She is a maternal assistant and offers continual support to our children and staff. 
David Keith Chronic – Vice-president
David graduated from the University of Nebraska, Omaha in the United States with a specialization in Eastern European and International Business. He became connected to the Heart of a Child team in 1998 and he has been invaluable in helping the foundation develop its structure and strategy. He served as president of the Board of Directors from 2001 – 2004. 
Elisei Parvu – member
Elisei Parvu is the Executive Director of the Alfa Ceres business in Galati and has experience in financing, marketing and economics as well as in public relations and communications. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2005. 
Marcel Maxim – member
Marcel has a strong background in electronics, and began supporting the Heart of a Child team in 2004 and joined the Board of Directors in 2004. He has been very helpful in aiding the foundation in its technical needs as well as working with our children and youth. 
Eugen Iordache – member
Eugen began work with Heart of a Child in 2004 and joined the Board of Directors in 2005. In addition to his work on the board of directors, Eugen has provided support to the children and staff in a variety of ways, including teaching educational courses to high school children. 

Executive Bord 

Anna Cristina Burtea – Executive Director
Anna was a part of the group of volunteers who began working with HIV+ children in 1995, and became of the founding members of the Heart of a Child Foundation in 1996. A medical doctor, she has helped with programming to support the well-being and social reintegration of street children, children with HIV/AIDS and children with disabilities. She is a graduate of the Ovidius University from Constanta and earned a master’s degree in Management for Social Services in June 1996. She has served as the foundation’s executive director since June 2006.

Each of the organization’s social programs is driven by a team of specialists led by a coordinator.

The staff working for Heart of a Child Foundation includes social workers, psychologists, educative instructors, caregivers, physical therapists, speech therapists, teachers, medical and administrative personnel.
Each year, volunteers have provided invaluable support to the foundation’s staff and beneficiaries.  
We thank those who, with immense dedication, throughout the years, have been a part of the staff or one of Heart of a Child’s volunteers; together they have contributed to the extraordinary success of the organization.


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