FVB Team

Nicolae Dobrescu - Executive Director


FVB welcome Nicolae Dobrescu back into the fold. Nico first worked with FVB as a Project Co-ordinator in Negru Voda one of Romania’s orphanages, back in 2000. He rose to the position of Executive Director in 2003 working with us until 2007 when unfortunately for FVB Nico moved with his family back to Bucharest.

With a background in Law, financial and project management we are very pleased he is now back with us full time. Nico is helping us to improve our financial reporting systems and fundraising capacity, and with his knowledge of computer publishing and website design he is working to improve FVB's profile on the internet.

Boisteanu Raluca Sabina - Coordinator Constanta Programme


Raluca has joined our team in Sep. 2015. She's got her diploma in Psychosociology at the University 'Lucian Blaga' University in Sibiu, qualified as a Trainer and Community Development Facilitator with several years of experience in Recruitment and Vocational Counselling and she is now co-ordinating and helps us developing FVB's programmes in Constanta County.

Biteanu Ana-Maria - (Volunteer) Coordinator Assistant - Constanta Programme

FVB Team welcomes Ana, who has just joined our team this year and she's helping the Local Coordinator in developing current FVB programmes in Constanta.
She's got a diploma in Psychosociology with the University 'Andrei Saguna' in Constanta and she's previously acted as Career Development Consultant in ASCHFR - Constanta branch.

Viorica Dinu - Coordinator Constanta Programme


Viorica graduated the Faculty of Physic Education and Sports and is specialized in physiotherapy. She has over 20 years of experience in working with children and young adults with disability in both placement centres and NGOs. She is also an accredited trainer on basic competences in communication and personal centered planning for the staff working with people with disability. Viorica is the co-ordinator of our social inclusion programme in Constanta.

Elena Costi - Special Educator


Elena has a background in special education and managed for two years the Day Care Centre project at Constanţa. Elena has a strong commitment to encourage and help the young adults with disability become independent. She’s a mommy now, but yet one of our best volunteers, whenever we need her.

Kathleen Biggs - Development Consultant


Kathleen has over 30 years practical experience working in the disability sector; 20 of which were managing disability services for a London local authority before she left the UK to spend 10 years working in Cambodia and Sri Lanka.  Kathleen spent 12 months between 2004-05 as a Health Action Overseas volunteer in Romania, working as General Manager of FVB. Kathleen will provide FVB team with advice & guidance in developing services for young people with disabilities. Born in Dublin, Kathleen studied in the UK qualifying as a social worker in 1982.  She has an MSc in International Organization Management & Development, a post graduate degree in management and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute UK.

Alina Dobrescu - Disability Consultant


Alina has a backgroud in Psychology and Education Sciences  and she's over the last 15 years worked in the Social Inclusion Sector for the benefit of people belonging to disadvantaged groups with an emphasis on people with a disability. She worked for FVB as a Group Home Co-ordinator at Casa Sociala James Dillon - Constanta in 2004 (2005) and in 2005 to 2007 she has co-ordinated the Training Programme and the Shadow Training Programme at Techirghiol Pilot Centre.

Currently she is involved in programme quality assurance and development.

Cristina Serea - Volunteer - Galati Programme


Cristina graduated the Faculty of Physic Education and Sports, is specialized in physiotherapy and had worked as FVB team member for 6 years and currently is providing local support related to Casa Catalina Group Home.