Elias Rigas
President

Elias Rigas serves as a Division Chief in Vehicle Technology Directorate at the U.S. Army Futures Command, Army Research Laboratory. Elias has spent over 30 years in the public sector working in management of research and development programs for next generation technologies for the U.S. Army. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Elias is the parent of 3 daughters who are OCS students.

 

Erin Allard (New February 2020)
Vice President

Erin has spent the last 15 years of her career at the intersection of partnerships, strategic expansion, risk management, and governance in the finance and technology, or “fintech” sector. Through a variety of leadership roles, primarily with publicly traded, highly regulated financial institutions, she has served on several risk management, credit and lending, program prioritization, and management operating committees. In her current role as VP and Head of Banking Operations and Product for Green Dot Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, Erin focuses on banking enterprise partnerships, bringing to life innovative payments products and services in a regulatory compliant manner, and maintaining an operating framework ensuring safe and sound banking practices. Previously, Erin spent several years at The Bancorp, a Wilmington-based sponsor bank. Her most recent role at The Bancorp was Managing Director, Credit Sponsorship, where she was responsible for the business line strategy, risk management and regulatory controls for a new business line. Other roles included the CEO’s Chief of Staff, VP of Strategic Initiatives, and VP, Platform Sales; Erin was also a founding member of the company’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). Earlier in her career, she led partnerships for a commercial real-estate lending firm, and worked with Carnegie Mellon University’s award-winning Red Team, a consortium focused on autonomous vehicle development in coordination with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Erin attended the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pennsylvania. A Wilmington resident, she and her husband are the parents of two sons; a first grader at Odyssey, and an incoming kindergartener.

 

George Hantzandreou, BS
Treasurer

George Hantzandreou is currently Treasurer of the Odyssey Charter School Board. In 2001, Mr. Hantzandreou received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware, as well as a double minor in Economics and Management Information Systems. He is currently a IS Coordinator with New Castle County where he supports and maintains multiple applications and projects. Mr. Hantzandreou has also served as President and Treasurer of AHEPA, the founding organization of the Odyssey Charter School. Mr. Hantzandreou helps out at his family run business, Libby’s Restaurant. He resides in Wilmington, Delaware, along with his wife and daughter.

 

Anamaria Anagnostou
Board Member

Anamaria Anagnostou is a Fiduciary Specialist with The Bryn Mawr Trust Company of Delaware (“BMTCDE”). As a Delaware Trustee, BMTCDE, serves as a Delaware trustee and provides fiduciary services to high net worth clients, companies and alternative business entities. BMTCDE is an independent trust company and markets a full suite of Delaware Advantage products and services.
Before joining BMTCDE in 2018, Anamaria was a paralegal with over 25 years of experience in the areas of Trust and Estate Planning, Litigation and Real Estate.
Anamaria is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Goldey Beacom College, where she received MBAs in both Marketing Management and Business Administration. Anamaria is currently working towards attaining the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).
As a member of the Greek Community of Wilmington, Delaware, Anamaria plays an active role in her church and her Greek heritage. She is a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church which produces the Annual Greek Festival. Anamaria can be found during the festival at the Loukoumathes (honeyballs) booth. Anamaria is an active member of the Daughters of Penelope having held its highest regional office of District Governor and is a founding Board Member of the Daughters of Penelope Education Foundation for New Jersey and Delaware.

 

Eva Jannelli (New February 2020)
Board Member

Eva Mentzelopoulou Jannelli teaches 5th grade Greek Language, 6th grade Greek Art, and leads the Middle School Greek Art Club at Odyssey Charter School. Eva was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She has a Masters of Graphic Arts and is currently pursuing ARTC for foreign language at the University of Delaware. In addition, she has studied Oil Painting with the great Ed Loper, and Art Appreciation and Art History at the Barnes Foundation. Eva has been working at Odyssey since 2010, however her ties with the school go back to its inception. She welcomes the opportunity to help guide and support the mission of a school that has been close to her heart for many years. Eva lives in North Wilmington with her husband. She has two sons and three granddogs.

 

Sandra Johnson (New February 2020)
Board Member

Sandra has over 20 years of experience in financial and treasury services. She manages a team of 20 plus employees that focus on fortune 500 companies’ global financial activities. She is also a license minister with a strong background in youth mentorship programs. Sandra has a MBA with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty University. She is a connoisseur in conflict resolution and people affiliation. Sandra has a daughter that is a freshman at OCS, which drives her passion to see OCS continue to offer extraordinary education to its diverse student body.

 

Rodrigo Torres (New February 2020)
Board Member

Rodrigo brings extensive corporate finance experience in addition to strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to the board. Rodrigo is a Senior Finance Executive, with an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA from Yale University with extensive work experience at a Fortune 100 global company. Throughout his career, he has successfully led many multi-functional teams, consistently building consensus and creating shared goals despite conflicting agendas. Born and raised in Brazil, Rodrigo looks forward to advancing the school’s mission of developing an academically strong and culturally aware student body, well poised to become future society contributors. Rodrigo has been part of the OCS family since 2017 and is currently the parent of a 2nd grader in the immersion program.

 

Alisa Moen
Board Member

Alisa, an attorney and renowned thought-leader in her field, brings extensive board experience to the table. Driven by her deep commitment to the advancement of our school’s academic and social mission, Alisa’s skills in consensus building, corporate governance, fundraising, and business-forward strategies will add significant value to our board. Alisa has been part of the Odyssey family since 2011 with four children educated at OCS from K-8th grades; currently she has children in 8th, 6th and 1st grades.