As the new treasurer for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Elaine Allen is working to regain the trust of parishioners challenged during the church’s recent financial crisis.Elaine Allen “It’s time for us to move past this chapter and for our Hierarchs and clergy to lead us into the future,” she said in a recent interview with the Hellenic News of America. That means the Archdiocese will meet its financial commitments on a timely basis, be fully transparent when issues come up and act on what they said would do to implement financial reforms.“This demonstration will come through in a variety of ways, not only in what we communicate but what people see, and the hard numbers demonstrate. We have a plan to accomplish this,” she said. Allen was appointed treasurer at the October meeting of the Archdiocesan Council, replacing outgoing treasurer Michael Psaros. She will be responsible for providing balanced, detailed and “ground up” budgets, monitoring the finances against those budgets so the Archdiocese can be held accountable to the parishes.