Our Team


Dr Camelia Doru – President, Medical Director

IMG_0001With passion, perseverance and kindness, she has stood by those whom fate has chosen or an unfair order has condemned to suffer.
Through her humanist background, as physician, she has saved lives or brought comfort in intensive care units and, as human rights defender, through ICAR Foundation, which she conceived and in which she invested 25 years of activity, she has militated for the acknowledgement and reparation of the crimes committed by the Communist regime and abuses of other forms of totalitarianism, wherever they might have occurred.

Iuliana Florea – Project Coordinator

Iuliana graduated from International Relations and European Studies within the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest.
She has been a volunteer in the non-governmental sector ever since she was a university student. In October 2007, she started working with ICAR as part of the management team, which designs and implements projects with European and international funding. Iuliana is a creative and enthusiastic person.

She holds a Masters in International and Community Law.


Octav Doru – Financial Director

Having graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and numerous specialised courses in the field in Romania and abroad, Octav has been the Financial Director of ICAR Foundation from its setting-up. With specialised expertise in the design and implementation of non-refundable projects – with local and international funding -, Octav has managed to ensure the continuity of the foundation’s activities for over 20 years, in its own locations (Bucharest, Iasi, Craiova) or in the locations of the responsible authorities (the General Inspectorate for Immigration) in Galati, Giurgiu, Timisoara, Radauti, Somcuta Mare and Bucharest.

Anca Bucur – Psychotherapist, Bucharest

20150513_145941Anca Bucur is a clinician psychologist, specialising in psychotherapy, with 9 years of experience in psychological counselling of victims of torture or other ill-treatment and provides psychological assistance both in the health centre of the Foundation and in the Regional Centre for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers in Bucharest. She attended specialisation courses in trauma psychotherapy and working with people from different cultural environments both in Romania and abroad.
She also coordinates and supervises the team of psychologists working in all accommodation centres for asylum seekers in Romania.

Tatiana Dabija – PR & Comunication

t1Tatiana graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences – University of Bucharest. She has over 13 years of experience as a journalist, a period during which she focused on social topics and published hundreds of eloquent stories about the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
In 2010, Tatiana left the press and chose PR in the field of NGOs, in order to still be able to be by the side of people who need help. She also has over five years of experience in implementing projects with external funding.
Tatiana joined ICAR team in July 2014.

Elena Patrateanu – Social Councellor

223370_223048477712203_7057287_nElena graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences within the University of Bucharest and a Masters in Islamic Studies within the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures – University of Bucharest.
She lived for two months in Amman, where she built and knocked down Lego castles five hours a day with Hamza, an autistic three-year-old boy. From there, she went to Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, which she left with many stories to tell and the wish to work with the refugees in Romania.
In August 2014, she discovered ICAR Foundation and has been ever since the go-to person for migrants in Bucharest in their interaction with public and medical institutions and in accessing social rights.

Adina Tatu – Psychotherapist, Bucharest

adinaAdina has been a psychologist for 15 years. During all these years, she worked with children, young people and adults belonging to vulnerable groups (Roma people, economically, culturally and socially disadvantaged people). She graduated from the Faculty of Psychology –Sociology of Spiru Haret University in Bucharest and holds a Masters in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies – Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University.
She also has over five years of experience in implementing projects with external funding.
Adina joined ICAR team in August 2014.

Camelia Pirjol – Psychotherapist, Bucharest

Oana Redinciuc – Psychotherapist, Radauti


Oana graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences – Al. I. Cuza University in Iasi. Her experience includes activities related to the fight against xenophobia, migrant integration in the host community, promoting the intercultural dialogue and management of intercultural conflicts.
She joined ICAR team in 2010 and is a psychologist in the Regional Centre for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers in Radauti, Suceava County. Here she counsels and psychologically assesses asylum seekers and refugees who experienced the trauma of war, loss of loved ones or even torture and inhumane treatment.

Gabriela Mili – Psychotherapist, Somcuta Mare

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Gabriela graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and primary training in Psycho-oncology. She has over 4 years of experience in assessment and psychodiagnosis, psychological interventions with adults and children.

Gabriela joined ICAR team in January 2013 and works in the Regional Centre for Accommodation and Procedures for Asylum Seekers in Somcuta Mare, Maramures County.

Amalia Axentie – Psychotherapist, Timisoara

amiAmalia is a clinician psychologist accredited by the Romanian College of Psychologists. For 3 years, she taught classes as part of the Psychology Department of West University of Timisoara.
Amalia holds a Masters in Family and Couple Counselling, is an authorised trainer and is currently training to become a psychotherapist in Systemic Psychotherapy.
Since 2014, Amalia started counselling vulnerable persons and, in September 2014, she became part of ICAR team, offering specialised assistance to asylum seekers in Timisoara.

Alina Closca – Psychotherapist, Galati


Alina graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences – University of Bucharest.
She has over 10 years of experience as psychologist, a period dedicated to people who needed help. She also organised workshops and lectured in the field of psychology.

For 10 years, she has been developing and organising health education courses.
Alina joined ICAR team in September 2014.


Andrei Stanescu – IT Specialist & Administratorandrei@icarfoundation.ro

Tatiana Nutu – Accounting and Human Resources Specialisttatiana@icarfoundation.ro

Mihaela Patrascu – Medical Secretary , mihaela@icarfoundation.ro

If you wish to join ICAR Foundation as volunteer or intern, please send your CV and cover letter to: icar@icarfoundation.ro.

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