Who we are HCFA TEAM February 15, 2023

The Hellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association (HCFA) is a non-profit association of patients. It was founded in 1983 in Athens and represents Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families nationwide.

It is one of the oldest patient associations in Greece. During its 40 years of operation, HCFA has managed to change the “map” of Cystic Fibrosis in Greece. Through the collective effort of all its members, it improves the quality of life of patients and ensures their active participation in decisions and actions concerning their health and rights.

The Association is registered in the Greek National Registry of Non- Profit Private Sector Social Care Agency and in the Greek Registry of Voluntary Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The Association is a founding member of the Greek Patients Association and the Rare Diseases Greece (RDG) and it’s a member and representative of Greek CF community in European organizations.

Members of the Board of Directors

Anna Spinou
Irene Katsini
Vice President
Constantina Giannaki
Secretary General
Nadia Proga
Maria Paliou
Deputy Secretary
Christos Bakodimos
Rev. Treasurer
Roula Johnou
Member of the Board of Directors

Our Partners

Stavroula Rakitzi
Psychologist- Head of psychotherapy groups
Eleni Atsave
Psychologist - Support Line Manager
Eleni Saltouridou
Social Worker Helpline K.I.
Dionysis Chionis
Legal Advisor

Scientific Committee

The Panhellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association is supported by a Scientific Committee, which consists of scientists specialized in Cystic Fibrosis from all hospitals in Greece, where patients are monitored and treated.

The mission of the Scientific Committee is to support and advise the Board of Directors on medical and other related issues, aiming at the scientific establishment and medical documentation of the positions and actions of the Association.