Marina Hadjioannou Waters, LUNA’s President, has dedicated 20 years of her career and academic interests advocating for the civil, political and cultural rights of communities facing discrimination. After participating in research for disability determinations as a young psychology graduate, Marina pursued her Master’s Degree in Public Health focusing on Community Health Practice. As a law student, she worked for the State of Arizona, Office of Civil Rights and received a one-year fellowship to advance policy around the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A staff attorney at the University of Arizona, Marina represented indigenous communities as part of a team that brought legal claims against governments in foreign courts and to international human rights institutions. Without a doubt, her international work and interest in the field of disability culminated in her work for LUNA Language Services.
In her role as President, Marina oversees the growth of the company by managing contracts and establishing outreach programs with community partners. She provides Title VI consulting to clients and the community, as well as speaks publicly on the important topics of nondiscrimination, multiculturalism, and corporate social responsibility.
Marina proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Exodus Refugee & Immigration (Chair of Governance), Community Health Network Foundation (Chair of Allocations), and is a former Vice President of the National Council of Interpreting in Health Care. Marina works across the region as the American Red Cross Lead Volunteer for International Programs. She also serves on Language Access Task Forces for the City of Indianapolis and the Supreme Court of Indiana. Marina was recognized in 2017 as a Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal.