The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce (HACC) honored the founder and chairwoman of Seleni, Nitzia Logothetis, during the organization’s 68th annual gala in New York, Oct 21.
HACC was established over 70 years ago with the mission to promote and strengthen economic, social and cultural ties between the United States and Greece. Also this year the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce supports the ELEPAP, an non-profit organization in Greece dedicated to providing support to children with physical disabilities.
The award was presented to Nitzia Logothetis for helping thousands of women through her work at Seleni, the only non-profit in the US dedicated to the wellbeing of mothers and mothers to be. The award was presented by HACC president Nancy Papaioannou, also the president of Atlantic Bank. The stunning gala took place in New York and included Greek live music for the evening.
The Story and Work of SELENI
Founded in 2011 by George and Nitzia Logothetis, a low-key, high-impact couple, the Seleni Institute has helped thousands of women. The first institute of its kind, SELENI aims to transform mental health and wellness for women by increasing the availability and accessibility of health professionals and wellness support for women and their families. The organization also provides financial assistance to those who are unable to afford care, including pregnant and parenting teenagers. Seleni aims to increase the availability of professional training opportunities for mental health and health care providers to screen, treat, and/or refer women in distress and to promote knowledge and understanding of reproductive and maternal mental health through research funding.