Liliana Onita-Lenco


President and Treasurer

Livia Mosanu


Livia Mosanu is an artist and an art educator.  Born and raised in Bucharest she loves to share her love for the Romanian culture and traditions with her community in the USA.

Team Members

Alexandru Zaharia

Alex is involved in AR-NE content creation, especially photography and videos, and enjoys taking interviews of cultural figures. He is an engineer and art historian passionate about Romanian culture.

Iulia Patriciu

Iulia is involved in ARNE fundraising in addition to event-planning and assistance. When not reading about neuroscience, Iulia is enjoying house plants, baking with her kids and welcoming new people into her life. She works in clinical trials research.

Daniel Stroe


Dana Pentia


Andreea Onofras


Bogdan Urma


Cristian Chelariu

Volunteer / Social Media Coordinator

Our History

The Idea

The idea of ​​AR-NE was born in December 2009 in Boston, more precisely, during the second conference of GRSPSociety, (Global Romanian Students and Young Professionals Society) which took place at the Kennedy School of Government, in Cambridge MA.

During the informal talks, held in parallel with the conference agenda, Razvan Mirica and Codrin Bucur discussed the possibility of setting up an organization of Romanians in the Boston area, with an emphasis on professional and business networking activities.

The initiative was put into practice in January 2010, when Razvan Mirica convened an inaugural meeting of the new Boston Romanian Professionals (BRP) group, which was attended by over 35 members of the Romanian community in New England.

AR-NE continues to be linked to GRSPSociety, through the involvement of several volunteer members of AR-NE in GRSPSociety projects: Atelier-4 painting competition and exhibition, Jumpstart Romania, Virtual platform for organizing Romanian film festivals, etc.

Early Stages

Between February and June 2010, a series of meetings took place where we discussed the structure, objectives and strategy of the new organization. Based on the preferences and profile of the volunteers from the initiative committee, several working subgroups focused on different aspects of the BRP’s operation (administration, activities, communication, etc.) were outlined.

Among the priorities identified during these meetings are:

  • Consulting the broad community of Romanians in the Boston area, regarding the programs and activities that would be of greatest interest;
  • Analysis of the usefulness and feasibility of incorporating BRP as a non-profit foundation;
  • Promoting the group and increasing the membership.

In parallel, we held informal consultations with members of the Romanian community in the Boston area, who are also involved in Romanian charitable organizations, and to whom we are very grateful for their opinions and advice:

  • Educational Enrichment for Romanian Children – EERC – Dana Floru, M.D.
  • Castelul Copiilor – Smaranda Moisescu
  • Romanian Children’s Relief – RCR – Camelia Rosca, Ph.D.
  • Consulatul Onorific al Romaniei in Boston – Dan Dimancescu

AR-NE is Born!

After a successful 2010, our volunteers were encouraged by the enthusiasm and ideas of the participants and engaged in restructuring the organization to better meet the needs of the Romanian-American community in the New England region.

On October 13, 2010, the Association of Romanians in New England (“The Association of Romanians in New England, Inc”) was incorporated in the state of Massachusetts. Please go to What We Do for current and more detailed information. The organization is structured as a 501(c)(3) charitable association with members.

AR-NE is not possible without your help and participation. Join our team!