FISHERS, Ind.- The AHEPA Senior Living (ASL) Board of Directors reelected Attorney Ike Gulas, Birmingham, Ala., to a second term as chairman of the board, July 23, 2023, during its annual board meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. Gulas has served on ASL’s board for more than 25 years.
“I am humbled by the confidence placed in me by my fellow board members and consider myself fortunate to work with AHEPA Senior Living as it furthers its mission of providing dignified affordable senior housing and quality aging services to those who need it.” Gulas said. “It is an exciting time of growth for AHEPA Senior Living, and I look forward to helping it achieve its goals. Our board looks forward to working with President and CEO Steve Beck, and the executive team, to meet our mission. Together we will meet the challenges the future holds.”
“Ike’s contributions as a board member for decades have been critical to our position in the affordable independent and affordable assisted living markets,” Beck said. “We look forward to working with Ike and the entire board of directors, including the board’s newly elected officers and executive committee. We had an almost near perfect turnout of board participation in Las Vegas and that is a testament to the high level of energy and passion this board brings to the table.”
Board Executive Officers
In addition to Gulas, the ASL Board of Directors officers are: Vice Chairman John Zourzoukis, Columbia, S.C.; Secretary Demetrios “Jimmy” Makris, New Port Richey, Fla.; and Treasurer Michael Pihakis, Bridgeville, Pa. Gulas also appointed board member, Attorney Christ Coumanis, Daphne, Ala., as counsel to the board.
Executive Committee Members
Nine members comprise the Executive Committee of the ASL Board of Directors. They are: Konstantine “Gus” Angelo, Houston; Mark Bullock, Albuquerque, N.M.; Christ Coumanis, Daphne, Ala.; Dr. John Grossomanides, Westerly, R.I.; Tasos Kalantzis, Canton, Ohio; Angelo Kostarides, Indianapolis, Ind.; George Nardone, Syracuse, N.Y.; Ellen Platis, Mobile, Ala.; and Charrie Regopoulos, Springsboro, Ohio.
Terry Mitchell, of Niantic, Conn., and a pioneer of AHEPA’s national housing program, is an Honorary Executive Board Member.
The ASL Board of Directors is comprised of 38 members, each one representing one or more of the 87 affordable senior housing communities administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly Program.
Meet Ike Gulas
Gulas is an attorney with Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest injury law firm. A 1989 graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Gulas has been practicing law for 30 plus years. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Southern Trial Lawyer Association, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association where he has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Alabama. In 1998, Gulas founded The Ike Gulas Law Firm, P.C., for which over its 20 years in existence he represented thousands of clients who suffered injuries caused by pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. As a 40-year member in AHEPA he distinguished himself by serving two terms as its National President representing its 500 plus chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
When asked about his service to AHEPA Senior Living, a non-profit corporation, Gulas cited one of his father’s memorable teachings about always giving back.
“I have been involved in AHEPA Senior Living’s mission since developing the 72-unit HUD Senior Apartment complex in Hoover, Alabama, 27 years ago. As I witnessed my own father’s aging and the issues faced by our seniors it made my resolve even greater to work to provide solutions to our seniors. I am honored to serve such a worthwhile cause.”
Serving more than 5,000 older adults across the United States, AHEPA Senior Living (ASL) is a mission-driven, nationwide provider of affordable independent and assisted senior living communities. Since 1980, it has developed and managed more than 90 affordable independent senior living communities in 21 states administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.
Through its subsidiaries, ASL owns and manages four affordable assisted living communities under the Hellenic Senior Living brand totaling 532 units in Indiana.
The mission of ASL is to provide older adults with safe, healthy, and enriching affordable residential communities and quality services that allow them to thrive and enjoy peace of mind.
ASL is based in Fishers, Ind.