Péter Kovalszki came to the U.S. from Romania in 1986 with his wife Mária and their two daughters Anna and Katalin. As Assistant Professors at the School of Medicine and Pharmacy in Marosvásárhely (Tirgu Mures), they settled in the Detroit area and both established successful practices. After their arrival in the U.S., they joined Detroitarea Hungarian organizations.
In 1989 they began attending the Itt Ott conference of MBK, where Dr. Kovalszki was elected to serve on the Board, and in 2012 he became President of the organization. He followed a similar path at the Coalition: after becoming an individual member, he was elected to the Board where he served on the Executive Committee, and in 2013, he was Chairman of the Coalition Board. Dr. Kovalszki is an avid reader of U.S., Hungarian and Transylvanian newspapers and periodicals, and has been an active writer of Letters to the Editor.