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Nitzia Logothetis

Founder & Executive Chairwoman, Seleni Institute

Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA, is a trained psychotherapist, as well as the founder and executive chairwoman of the Seleni Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing the care, research and information central to maternal and reproductive mental health. Mrs Logothetis has a professional interest in maternal mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has worked as a school counselor at the Colegio Isaac Rabin in Panama and as a psychotherapist at the Karen Horney Clinic in New York.

Mrs. Logothetis’s community and philanthropic experience includes classroom volunteer service at the Brimble Hill School for Children with Disabilities in Swindon, UK, and at the Instituto Ateneo in Panama. She also assisted at the Nutre Hogar (a home for malnourished children) and at the Hospital del NiƱo, both in Panama City. Additionally, she has volunteered at FUNDADES, an orphanage for children with disabilities in Lima, Peru, and served as a mentor to children living with disabilities through Project Eye-to-Eye at Brown University.

After obtaining a degree in psychology from Brown University, Mrs. Logothetis earned an MSc in child development from the University of London. As an Honorary Associate Research Fellow at The Institute of Psychiatry in London, she engaged in research into neurological changes associated with autism and was a coauthor of several papers on the subject. She later earned an MA in counseling for mental health and wellness from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. From 2004 to 2008, she was an alumna trustee of the College Year in Athens, a study abroad program in Greece. She is also a Carrie Tower Member of the Brown Alumni Association, a Patron of the Cycladic Museum of Art in Greece, a Young Patron of the Benaki Museum in Greece, a Young Patron of the New York City Ballet, and a Friends of Baby Buggy member. Mrs. Logothetis lives in Manhattan with her husband, two sons, and daughter.