The Team

Athena Christoforakis

 Founder/President of Love Thy Neighbor International, Inc.

Athena is a graduate from Temple University and former 2004 Olympian who travels the world spreading love in remembrance of her mother, Georgette Hope Christoforakis, who passed from ovarian cancer in 2007. Being raised by a mother that dedicated her life to helping children and other’s, Athena has sought to continue her mother’s enduring benevolence.

Arnold P. Abbott


Founder of the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. In 1991, Arnold P. Abbott created Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc. (LTN) as a loving, living tribute to his beloved late wife Maureen, to continue, on a larger scale, the work they had done together. More information can be found on his website:

Michelle A. Sayers


Shelly graduated from Stetson University with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Piano Performance.  She has obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Her current focus is working towards acquiring a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Shelly’s passion lies in helping the world heal mentally, physically, and spiritually, through kindness, authenticity, and unconditional love.