The Maids of Athena Grand Lodge is made up of five exemplary members from across the continent. The Grand Lodge is led by the Grand President, who is the highest-ranking member of the MOA. Her lodge consists of the Grand Vice President, Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Governor. The Grand Advisor to the Maids of Athena is a member of the Daughters of Penelope Grand Lodge elected based on her desire to help the Junior Auxiliary Order. Grand Lodge positions are elected annually at the AHEPA Supreme Convention.
Ally Tsenekos joined the Maids of Athena in April 2014 in her hometown of Canton, Ohio (Lita #73). She served one term as Chapter Secretary and one term as Chapter President. She served on the District 11 Lodge for one term as District Secretary, two terms as District Lieutenant Governor, and one term as District Governor. She has also served one term on the Grand Lodge as Grand Secretary. She has made lifelong friends through Maids of Athena and can truly call each and everyone one of them her sister for life. Most of all, she loves making an impact on communities through volunteering, fundraising, and educating. She believes that every young woman should feel empowered to use her voice. It is her passion to help young women develop leadership and confidence skills as past leaders within this order have done for her. Ally has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio and Kentucky. She is currently working as a Child and Family Therapist at a mental health agency. She loves to travel, visit local coffee shops, and practice hot yoga. She is so excited to serve as your Grand President. Ally is the Liaison to 2, 3, and 25.
Grand Vice President
Stephanie Owens joined the Maids of Athena in October 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Two years later, she helped reactivate the Adelphi #279 chapter in Tallahassee, Florida. She has served one term as Chapter Vice President (2019-2020) followed by two terms as Chapter President (2020-2022) and one term as Grand Treasurer (2022-2023). She helped Adelphi #279 achieve the Breakout Chapter of the Year award for the 2019-2020 year and she received the Worthy Maid of the Year award in 2021-2022. Stephanie was elected as Grand Vice President at the 101st AHEPA Supreme Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Stephanie recently graduated from Florida State University with her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology with minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Public Administration. Stephanie was born and raised in Greece and relocated to Florida at the age of 14. Stephanie recently moved to Chicago where she is currently employed as an Asset Protection Operations Manager. She loves Maids of Athena because it enables young women to turn their interests into transformative leadership opportunities with the help of lifelong friends while doing philanthropic work. Stephanie is the Grand Lodge Liaison officer to Districts 11,12, 13, & 16.
Lia Chrisohou joined the Maids of Athena in November 2014 in Calgary, Alberta. In 2015 she became Chapter Treasurer and held the position for two terms. Following her time as Chapter Treasurer she took on the role of Chapter Vice President for one term, the next year she held the position of Chapter Recording Secretary. In 2021 she took on the role of Chapter Vice president once more before becoming Chapter President in 2022. She was awarded the Presidential Recognition Award at this year's past Supreme Convention. In the spring Lia graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and International Relations, with a minor in Law and Society. She currently is working for Alberta Health Services as a Volunteer Resource Coordinator. Lia grew up very involved within her Greek community, having taught Greek dance, been an active member within the AHEPA family, and volunteered at many of her communities events. She loves the Maids of Athena because of their values and the friendships she has been able to make on a local and national level. Lia is currently the Grand Lodge Liaison to Districts 20, 21, 22, 24, 26.
Falia Pantieras was first initiated in 2015 in her home city’s chapter in Ottawa, Canada (Asteria #212). She quickly grew fond of what the Maids of Athena was about and truly began to see how the Order’s principles and values are embedded within the organization and embraced by its members. Encouraged by this, she first stepped up as Chapter Treasurer, then led as Chapter President for two years. She further extended her involvement by serving one term as District Marshal and one term as District Treasurer for District 23. This is her first year serving on the Grand Lodge, serving as this year’s Grand Treasurer. Falia recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Health Sciences. She is currently working as a biochemical researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario investigating the effects of human milk micro-vesicles on premature infants. Falia also plays competitive soccer, teaches piano, and is an outdoors enthusiast who loves to camp and hike. She loves the Maids of Athena not only for its incredible philanthropic efforts and its connection to Greek heritage but also because it embodies a true sisterhood where bonds are formed to last a lifetime. Falia is the liaison to Districts 6, 10, 14, 17, & 23.
Markella Roros joined the Maids of Athena in April 2017, joining the newly reactivated Brooklyn Maids of Athena (Olga Moutselos #255). She served as Worthy Maid for two terms and was awarded Sweetheart of the Year from the Sons of Pericles and her chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year at the 2019 Supreme Convention in Chicago. Markella has chosen a career in education, recently obtaining a Duel Master’s Degree from Touro University in Early Childhood Education Grades 1-6 in General and Special Education, and has recently obtained her Initial Teaching Certification in the State of New York. Markella is an avid Greek dancer, enjoys traveling around the world, reading romance novels, and watching her favorite football team during the season (Let’s Go Ravens!). She loves the Maids of Athena because it has broadened her family ten-fold, now having brothers and sisters all across the world, and has provided her with friendships that are sure to last a lifetime. This is her second year on the Grand Lodge, serving as this year's Grand Governor. She is excited to take on this new role in the Maids of Athena community. Markella is currently the Grand Lodge Liaison to Districts 1, 4,5,7,8 and 9.
Hello, my name is Eftyhia “Effie” Kirkiles, and I am truly honored to be on the Daughters of Penelope Grand Lodge as the Grand Advisor of the Maids of Athena for a second term. My current chapter and District are Fort Lauderdale, FL, Narcissus #289, Citrus District 2. I live in Fort Lauderdale with my charming husband of 12 years, Demetrios. Professionally, I work at Florida Heart Rhythm
Specialists, PLLC as a surgical scheduler. I look forward to a year of amazing collaboration and leadership from both the Maids of Athena and the Daughters of Penelope.