Polish Nobility Association Foundation

Battle of Vienna, 1683


Battle of Vienna 1683

PNAF Officers/Board

Board of Trustees

National Representatives

College of Heraldry Research

Editorial Board

Dr. Roger Chylinski-Polubinski, Ph.D.

Dr. Roger Chylinksi-Polubinski, Ph.D.

Dr. Roger Chylinski-Polubinski; Arms-Jastrzebiec


Villa Anneslie
Anneslie, MD 21212
e-mail: VillaAnneslie@verizon.net

Greystone Plantations
Black Lake
26 Greystone Lane
St. Lawrence CO, NY

Virginia Park (1987/2010)
Virginia, County Cavan

Professional Bio: (as of 3/2013)

Dr. Roger Chylinski-Polubinski (Ret. 4/2010) is the founding president and served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Baltimore International College. In addition in 1987 he was appointed CEO of Kirkmichael Ltd. in Ireland. The Baltimore International College (BIC) specialized in career programs for the International Hospitality Industry. BIC offered 17 certificates, undergraduate and Master’s of Science Programs in classroom settings and/or on line. BIC operated campuses in Baltimore, Maryland’s famous Inner Harbor and the historic 100 acre 18th century Campus, Virginia Park formerly the sporting estate of the Marquis of Headfort in Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland (West of Dublin).

Dr. Chylinski-Polubinski received his AOS from the Culinary Institute of America and his AS in Business Administration from Johnson and Wales University. He continued with his education, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Baltimore and a MBA in Business Administration and a MBA in Management from Morgan State University. He also earned his Ph.D. in Management from LaSalle University. Dr. Chylinski also received numerous certifications, and was an ACF Certified Executive Chef and Culinary Educator.


Anneslie-St. James Investments (President)
Investments in land, buildings and securities

Anneslie-St. James Investments (Chairman)
The Mission-“Conservation-Education and Preservation
has led to the preservation of land, water resources, wildlife and historic buildings.

Thomas L. Hollowak

Thomas L. HollowakHollowak Coat of Arms

Thomas Czerwnia-Hollowak; Arms-Czerwnia

Thomas L. Hollowak has been active in Maryland and National Polish Organizations, as well as researching and writing on Maryland’s Polish community for over thirty years. His interests in Baltimore Polonia history began in 1982 while an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In 1984 he received UMBC’s Joseph D. Reese Historical Essay Prize for his senior thesis, “Baltimore’s Polish Community.” His Master’s thesis, “The Rise of Independency among Baltimore’s Polish Catholics, 1868-1898”, at the University of Maryland, College Park chronicled the events leading to the founding of an Independent Polish Catholic Church. His articles on Maryland Polonia have appeared in the Polish American Encyclopedia, Polish American Studies, PNNC Studies, Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly and the Maryland Historical Magazine.

He is the author of University of Baltimore (Arcadia Press, 2000), co-editor of From Mobtown to Charm City: Papers from the Baltimore History Conference (Maryland Historical Society, 2002) and Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City (Temple University Press, 2010). In 2015 he published A Testament to Faith: The First Polish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Christ the Lord.

He was the Baltimore City Archivist & Records Management Officer 1985 until 1989. In 1992 he founded Historyk Press to publush historical and genealogical books about Maryland’s Polish Community. Tom retired in 2013 from the University of Baltimore as the Associate Director for Special Collections, Emeritus.


George HelonGeorge Helon Coat of Arms

A member of the PNAF since March 2000, and a regular contributor to the WHITE EAGLE, George is a noted author, etymologist, ethnographer, researcher and philanthropist. A Freeman of the City of London, George is well-established and distinguished in the fields of Polish nobiliary and heraldic customs, culture and family traditions.

Formerly the custodian and curator of the HELON Theology Reference Library (HTRL) - a private library promoting biblical and theological appreciation and exegetical research and scholarship – George is now the CEO of MedicReady which was founded in Australia in 2015.

In February 1940, three generations of George’s family were deported from their estates in Poland by the Soviet NKVD; in exile several members of his family perished as slave labourers in the wastelands of Siberia. For almost sixty years the family has fought successive Soviet, Polish and Ukrainian governments for recompense and restitution, and as reported in the 2009 Fall/Winter edition of the WHITE EAGLE (page 8), the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs (YMBC), Ternopil Regional Authority, did decree on 24 September 2009 the noble dynasty ‘vindicated’ and victims of political repression, marking the official ‘rehabilitation’ of the most noble and ancient House of Helon. Albeit the fight still continues to make such a dream, a reality!

A more definitive – albeit slightly dated - biography can be found in the 2005 Fall/Winter edition of the WHITE EAGLE (page 10).

Irena Uderska

Irena Uderska was born in Epsom in 1947. She is the only child of Lech Felix Uderski (herb Niezgoda) who, like many other Polish soldiers, remained in the UK after the end of World War II. She was educated at St. Teresa's Convent and SOAS, London University. She has held a variety of jobs. Since 2010, following her marriage to an American of Italian parentage, she has lived in Long Island.

Richard P. Poremski

Richard P. Poremski

Personal Information:

My grandparents emigrated from the area of Silesia, Poland in the later 1800s. My parents were both American born in Baltimore, MD, making me a second generation Polish American. Our begotten family consisted of 8 children: 5 boys and 3 girls, with me being the second youngest child born on June 2, 1945.

Since 1965 I have been gainfully employed in the Port of Baltimore consecutively as a longshoreman, elected union official, and now representative for two management/union benefits trust funds for longshoremen/women.

Current Polonia Credentials:

Chairman: National Katyn Memorial Foundation (NKMF), Baltimore.
Vice President: Polish Nation Alliance, Baltimore.
Vice President: Polish National Alliance, Lodge 238, Baltimore.
Judge Advocate: Polish Legion of American Veterans, Districts of Maryland and Washington, DC.
Washington, DC/Baltimore Bureau Chief: Polish American Journal, Buffalo, NY.
Representative: At the Polish American Congress-WMAD for the NKMF.
Member: Of many Polish-American local/national fraternal and cultural organizations.
The Knight’s Cross, Order of Merit, Republic of Poland: Awarded by the hand of
Ambassador Przemyslaw Grudzinski, at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC, by the 2001 order of President Aleksander Kwasniewski.

Stanislas Yassukovich

Stanislas YassukovichStanislas Yassukovich Coat of Arms

Stanislas Yassukovich was born in Paris in 1935. His father was an emigré from Bolshevik Russia of Lithuanian/Polish origin (he transliterated from the cyrillic the family name Jasiukowicz - herby Jasioneczyk) Stanislas was brought up in the US and educated at Deerfield Academy and Harvard College. After service in the US Marine Corps, he pursued a career as an international investment banker in the City of London. He is credited with helping to develop the international capital markets there and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He lives in Provence, France with his wife Diana, born and brought up in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). His double memoir "Two Lives", recounting his father's and his own career has recently been released by publishers Austin Macauley in London.