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Justin Hilton


Justin is a passionate activist and workshop leader deeply committed to social change with an open heart.

Founder and Executive Director of SafePlace International. 


Ioannis Malamas

Director of International Operations 

Oversees the entire team, provides overall direction to Safeplace operations, ensures alignment with the organization's strategy, and leads international program teams to manage and deliver cost-effective, high-quality programs . Ioannis has worked with the United Nations and various non-profit organizations involved in multi-sectoral humanitarian operations in complex areas, with a strong understanding of communication in intercultural environments.



Athens Housing Collective Director

Rachael is an activist, artist and psychology graduate from the UK. Rachael's passion is improving access to mental health support for displaced individuals. She is responsible for Athens Housing Collective and for developing programs for Safe Place Greece.

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Moms2moms Director

Chloe Powers is a researcher, activist, and artist from Washington DC, USA and Brussels, Belgium focusing on migration and gender.

She formerly worked with the Aman Shelter in Istanbul, and now runs the Women and Children’s Shelter on the Greek Island of Lesvos.  



Facilities Supervisor

A Ugandan  LGBTQ activist and a refugee activist in Greece.

Athens Housing collective Project Manager.  

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Director of Finance

Taylor graduated in 2015 with a degree in Accounting and International Business from Baylor University in Texas and later worked as a volunteer at Aman LGBT Shelter in Istanbul. She currently lives in Amman, Jordan and is the Director of Finance for Safe Place International.

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Community Center Coordinator

Polina is the Community Center Coordinator. She oversees the project holistically,daily operations, volunteers,classes by taking under consideration the needs and well being of community members. She is an activist, envolved with the community from an early age. She graduated Social Work and she worked in various integration programs in Greece and in UNHCR programs. Her dream is to participate in humanitarian missions all over the world.




Lydia is a psychologist with a special interest in victimized populations suffering from trauma and being in need of psychological support and aid to re-integrate back to the society. She has worked in various clinical environments and she is currently supporting the residents of Athens Housing Collective.   

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Food Distribution

Passionate human rights activist who is strong in lobbying with organizational skills and a community-based drive. Experienced in educating the public on a cause and raising support from the proper entities, with a track record of positive solution development and dedication within the community. Former caseworker and currently responsible for the smooth operation of the community centre kitchen and bar that runs daily to serve members of our community, their friends and allies. And the monthly food distribution towards the members of our community.



Community Voice

Social media coordinator and community center program supervisor that oversees volunteers and daily operations of a multi-level, safe community collaboration space, as well as being responsible of overseeing communication, ensuring that SPG message is consistent and engaging, and building our organisation recognition on social media.



Visual Content Supervisor

As a photographer, designer and social media manager, Inés is responsible of the visual content of Safe Place International and the projects in it. She’s in charge of connecting what happens inside SPI with the world, through social media.

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