Who we are HCFA-TEAM February 15, 2023

Who we are

Hellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association (H.C.F.A.) is a non-profit patient association established in 1983 in Athens. Its purpose is the protection and welfare of Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families throughout Greece. 

H.C.F.A. is one of the oldest Greek patient associations in Greece.

It is one of the oldest patient associations in Greece. During its 40 years of operation, it has managed to “change” the effects of the disease 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 their rights.

The Association is registered in the National Register of Private Sector Non-Profit Organizations providing social care services, as well as in the Special Register of Voluntary Non-Governmental Organizations.

The Association is a founder member of the Greek Patients’ Association and Rare Diseases Greece and representative of Greece in international and European organizations.

Board Members
Anna Spinou
Irene Katsini
Vice president
Konstantina Giannaki
General Secretary
Konstantina Progka
Maria Paliou
Deputy Secretary
Christos Bakodimos
Deputy Treasurer
Roula Tzonou-Moutsiou
Our Team
Stavroula Rakitzi
Psychologist – Volunteer
Dionysis Chionis
Legal Advisor
Scientific Committee

H.C.F.A. is supported by a Scientific Committee, including doctors and health scientists specialized in Cystic Fibrosis from all Greek CF Centers. 

Its mission is to support and advise the HCFA’s Board of Directors on medical and related issues to be able to better advocate for CF patients.