The Board, in partnership with the Head of School, provides leadership and support to help the School achieve its mission and provide students with an excellent education.

The School is governed by the Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of alumni and current or former parents, teachers, and administrators, among others. The Board consists of up to 32 members of which 6 shall be resident in Italy, including some in an ex officio capacity, such as the Head of School and parent and teacher representatives. Trustees serve in their role without compensation and volunteer their time because of their dedication to the School.

 

The Board of Trustees manages the affairs, property, and funds of the School. In this regard, the Board provides oversight of the School’s programs and operations. The Board’s primary responsibility is to hire and evaluate the Head of School, determine the School’s direction and major policies, approve annual budgets, donate to and fundraise for the School, and generally promote and support the School. The Board, however, does not direct the day-to-day administration of the School, which falls within the purview of the Head and his administration.


The School had a profound impact on each Trustee, whether as a student, a parent, a faculty member, or an administrator. Trustees commit both time and financial resources on behalf of the School. The School has been fortunate over the years to have exceptional Trustees dedicated to furthering the success of the School.

 

The Board of Trustees meets several times during the year, including plenary meetings in Rome and New York. In support of more immediate ordinary School business, the Board has delegated authority to the Rome Committee, comprised of Italian-based Trustees, to act where full Board participation is not necessary. The School is recognized under Italian law and is a branch of a non-profit, tax-exempt institution, incorporated in the State of Connecticut.

 

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Trustee Name Board Position Affiliation Profession
Jeff Schon Chair Alum '69 Media Executive
Daniela Salvioni First Vice-Chair Past Parent Art Critic
Rohit T. Aggarwala Second Vice-Chair Alum '89 Environmental Policy Expert
Massimo Elser Executive Treasurer Alum '80 Businessman
Rick Routhier Treasurer Alum '69, Past Parent Executive Search
Debbie Packer Mumm Secretary Alum '71 Law/Consulting
Stephen Altschul Member Past Faculty Computational Biologist
Chris Bastian Member Alum '77 Transportation Planner
Anne Fisk Bergan Member Alum '68 Independent Healthcare Consultant
Carina Courtright Member, Parents' Association Parent Producer and Arts Management Executive
Sandra Craig Member Past Parent Retired Attorney
Erica Dornburg Member Alum '89 Attorney
Regina (Gina) Gambino Member Parent Retired FAO
William A. Gruy Member Past Parent Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Helen Hannick Member Past Parent Therapeutic Counselor
Dina Kaplan Member Alum '89 Entrepreneur
Sarah Ely Kelly Member Alum '75 School Librarian, Former Investment Banker
George M. Klopfer Member Alum '67 Semi-retired private investor
Mattias Ljungman Member Alum '91 Technology Investment
Samantha Lotti Member Alum '03 Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist/Acupuncturist 
Agnès Martin Member (Faculty) Faculty Faculty
Eric Mayer Member (Head of School) Former Faculty Head of School
Elizabeth Morris Member Past Parent Proprietor, Import-Design Company
Natasha Palladino Member Alum '86 Education
Duncan Pollock Member Former Administrator Advertising Executive
Tina Marisa Rocchio Member Alum'85 Education / Arcadia University
David Sadoff Member Past Parent Attorney
Harry Charles Mills Scio Member Alum '83, Parent Independent Consultant in Hospitality & Real Estate
Harvey M. Stone Member Former Faculty Managing Partner, Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP; Attorney, Columnist

 Trustee Emeriti

Lawrence Christy

 

Thomas Galdy

 

Fred H. Gage

 

Bernt Humpert

 

 

 

 

 

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