Creating a Healthier Future


The Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative presents the December 2014 “Young Professional of the Month” Feature Article! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. A preliminary criterion for #YPM candidates is their active engagement in an entrepreneurial initiative or career path. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a philanthropic, humanitarian or environmentally conscious field. The most essential qualification they have in common, however, is the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

We interviewed our December YPM, Elena Toumaras — Registered Dietitian and fitness expert, and founder of Compleat Health & Fitness — at the New York Dog House one chilly afternoon in Astoria NY. Her cheerful energy and diversified activities to promote Healthy Living and contribute to the Greek community are truly an inspiration to us all. Take a look at her journey and ongoing accomplishments.

ARTICLE: Creating a Healthier Future

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Many thanks to Elena Toumaras for sharing her story with us. Special thanks to Vlad Stern and the NYDH team for your consistent support and for allowing us to conduct Philo4Thought’s ALS Challenge and portions of this interview at your restaurant.