Staff and Trustees
Diana Comsa is Global Head of Customer Data at Condé Nast, a mass media organisation, home to some of the world's most iconic brands, including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, Architectural Digest (AD). Diana is an international premium product marketer turned customer journey and big data specialist and has worked with over 30 countries on marketing strategy, product launches offline and online, multi-channel customer journey, single customer view, pricing strategy as well as P&L and team management. Furthermore, Diana is author of hardback travelogue "Secrets of Transylvania", which takes the reader on a journey through Transylvania’s landscape, crafts, and rural life, accompanied by beautiful photographs. The book has attracted rave reviews.
Rev. June Hurn is one of the charity's active and long-term supporters and trustees, was born in the United States, however, has spent most of her life and career in the UK. She was a teacher and is now a Governor at her local Marjorie McClure Special School for Physical Development and was very active in the Riding for the Disabled Association. Her husband, Bruce Hurn, a retired H.M.I., died in 2020. He was a popular and talented artist who generously promoted and supported Children in Distress through the sale of his paintings. June is a loving mother of 4 doting children, a grandmother of 8 and now a great grandmother of 3. June’s association with Children in Distress dates back to the charity’s original founding.
Maria Cristina Mitu is head of UK and EU practice at McAllister Olivarius. An experienced solicitor with a background in both Romanian and English law, Maria is qualified in both jurisdictions. At McAllister Olivarius, Maria focuses on business and corporate clients. Maria is also the Managing Partner of Mitu & Asociatii, a Romanian law firm based in Bucharest with a focus on commercial advice and litigation, corporate law, and corporate immigration. She has considerable experience helping Romanian companies do business in England and vice versa.
A graduate economist and highly experienced finance director, latterly business entrepreneur and consultant, Paul had an exceptional career and played a key role in the modernisation and development of the power generation industry in both Romania and Iran. In 1990, he first set his talents to ensuring the success of Children in Distress projects and was instrumental in delivering projects in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia and in Romania. Without Paul and his network of contacts and exceptional administrative ability Copii in Dificultate would not be the success it is today.
Christina Borza is key to the administration of the charity in Romania, she joined the team over nine years ago having studied law today as CID Ro’s Administrator she handles all aspects finance, purchasing and administration .She is the essential link between the Directors and Romania’s burgeoning social care bureaucracy. Christina is the right hand of the charity’s Vice-President and Regional Director and has been affectionately christened CID’s “Keeper of the Faxes”.