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Board Members

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Board members

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ZSUZSA KOZMA

President

​I have been helping and supporting the Carolinas Hungarian Group with my work since 2016. We moved to SC in 2015. Originally, I am a sociologist, having previously taught for years on university level. I am currently also the Assistant Principal of the Online Hungarian School and one of the elders of the Hungarian Church in the Carolinas. Despite the fact that I spent my entire adult life in America, our Hungarian roots are very important to me and my family. I have always been an active organizer of the Hungarian cultural life wherever we lived.

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KATALIN NEUMARK M.D.

Vice-President

I have been supporting the works of the Carolinas Hungarians Group since 2010. As a Vice President of the organization with my family we have been organizing and attending the events and camps for over 20 years. My goal is to help everyone find and connect with our Hungarian community in the Carolinas and beyond. We moved to Elkin, NC in 1998 (80 miles from Charlotte, NC). We are visiting Hungary regularly as many of our friends and family members still live there. Also, we have deep connections with the Hungarian community in the Southeast of the U.S. 

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KATALIN BECK

Secretary

I joined the Carolinas Hungarian Group in 2007, and since then I've been working in leadership positions to create a vibrant and inclusive community for the Hungarian diaspora in the Carolinas. I do all this from the Upstate of South Carolina, where I teach technical, business and science writing for Clemson University, shepherd my multicultural family, and enjoy the natural beauties of our region.

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SZONJA OLLARI-HOMOR

Treasurer

I have been supporting the work of the Carolinas Hungarian Group as a treasurer since the Spring of 2019.  I am also the Director of Finance at the Online Hungarian School, also based in North Carolina. We moved to the United States with my husband and two daughters in 2017. We have been living in Charlotte since the end of 2018. I worked in Hungary as an economist and business analyst. It is important for me that our daughters stay close to their cultural heritage, their home country and their native language. We visit Hungary regularly and place great emphasis on preserving the Hungarian language and traditions in everyday life.

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VERA HERCZEG

PR and Communication Manager

I have been helping the work of the Carolinas Hungarian Group since January of 2023.
We moved to the US (Greenville, SC) with my husband and our 3 daughters in 2022.
In Hungary, I worked as an economist and project coordinator at a French commercial company.
Before we lived in Saudi-Arabia and the United Kingdom as well.
Wherever we have been keeping our Hungarian traditions was always important to our family, while we have tried to adapt them to the local culture and traditions.

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