Alianta is a non-partisan alliance of American and Romanian organizations and professionals working to strengthen the cultural, economic, and security ties between the two countries.

Alianta empowers Romanian and American institutions and individuals through education, networking, and facilitating opportunities that benefit the citizens of both nations. In doing so Alianta will heighten and strengthen the image of Romania in the United States of America, especially amongst key U.S. opinion makers.



The Society of Friends of Romania - 1920

Established in 1920 by
William Nelson Cromwell

New Initiative Proposed
Cosmos Club - Washington, D.C.
February 6, 2013

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Alianta Founding Event
Cosmos Club - Washington, D.C. / June 7, 2013
Hosted by Former Amb. Mark Gitenstein & Hnry Consul Dan
Dimancescu / and:
Former Amb. James Rosapepe and Mrs. Sheilah Kast Rosapepe;
Hnry. Consul of Romania, Dana Beldiman; Mrs. Katherine
Dimancescu; Michael Carroll, Fndr of Romanian Children's Relief;
Dr. Ernest Latham; Dan Lothrop, New Vista Partners; and Chris
Fontanesi, Peace Corps.
ALIANTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
MAILING: PO Box 11131, Washington, D.C. 20008








Mark H. Gitenstein (President), ex-Ambassador to Romania, Washington, DC
Allan Cruse, San Francisco, CA
Dan Dimancescu (Co-Fndr), Honorary Consul-General of Romania, Boston
Charles Frank, New York, NY
Radu Georgescu, Bucharest, Romania
Corina Rebegea, Washington, DC
James Rosapepe, ex-Ambassador to Romania, Baltimore, MD
Prosser Stirling, Washington, DC
Radu Tatucu, Washington, DC
Chang Oh Turkmani, Washington, DC
Chris Worman, San Francisco, CA



Hans Klemm, U.S. Ambassador to Romania
George Maior, Romanian Ambassador to United States of America


Cristina Bejan, Washington, DC
Ramona A. Bejan, Philadelphia, PA
Iulian Calinov, Seattle, WA
Mike Costache, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Fontanesi, ex-Peace Corps in Romania, Washington, DC
Eileen McHenry, Romanian Children's Relief Fund (US) / Inocenti (Romania)
Roger Kirk, ex-Ambassador to Romania. Washington, DC
Nicholas Florescu, Honorary Consul of Romania in Houston
Iuliana Niculescu, Doctor, Detroit, MI
Iliana Orlich, Professor ASU, Tempe, AZ
Nelu Prodan, Honorary Consul of Romania in Dallas, TX
John Rakolta, Jr., Honorary Consul of Romania in Detroit, MI
George Roth, Honorary Consul of Romania in Silicon Valley, CA
Jacob Segal, Los Angeles, CA
George Sfedu, Honorary Consul of Romania in Philadelphia, PA
Tiberius Vadan, New York, NY


Dana Beldiman, Honorary Consul of Romania in San Francisco
Mike Carroll, Photographer and Founder of Romanian Children's Relief Fund
Ernest Latham, Historian and ex-State Department
Don Lothrop, Businessman and Venture Capitalist
Sheila Rosapepe, National Public Radio (Baltimore)


Daniela Kammrath