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

Board Officers

Trustee Name Board Position Affiliation Profession
Jeffrey Schon Chairman Alum '69 Media Executive
Daniela Salvioni

Rome Committee Chair

First Vice Chair

Past Parent Art Critic
Rohit Aggarwala Second Vice Chair Alum '89 Environmental Policy Expert
Richard Routhier Treasurer Alum '69 Executive Search
Massimo Elser Executive Treasurer Alum '80 Businessman
Deborah Packer Mumm Secretary Alum '71 Law/Consulting

Committee Chairs

Trustee Name Board Position Affiliation Profession
Erica Dornburg

Alumni Relations

Chair

Alum '89 Attorney
Daniela Salvioni

Building

Chair

Past Parent Art Critic
William Gruy

Development

Chair

Past Parent Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Daniela Salvioni

Rome Committee

Chair

Past Parent Art Critic
Massimo Elser

Finance

Chair

Alum '80 Businessman
Elizabeth Morris

Governance Committee

Chair

Past Parent Proprietor, Import-Design Company
George Klopfer

Investment Committee

Chair

Alum '67 Semi-retired private investor
David Sadoff

Strategic Planning

Acting Chair

Past Parent Attorney
Deborah Packer Mumm

New York Committee

Chair

Alum '71 Law/Consulting

Committee Vice Chairs

Trustee Name Board Position Affiliation Profession
Massimo Elser

Building Committee

Vice Chair

Alum '80 Businessman
Harry Charles Mills Scio

Finance

Vice Chair

Alum '83, Parent Independent Consultant in Hospitality & Real Estate
Deborah Packer Mumm

Governance Committee

Vice Chair

Alum '71 Law/Consulting
Erica Dornburg

Strategic Planning

Vice Chair

Alum '89 Attorney
Sarah Ely Kelly

Investment Committee

Vice Chair

Alum '75 School Librarian, Former Investment Banker
Christian Bastian

New York Committee

Vice Chair

Alum '77 Transportation Planner

Members

Trustee Name Affiliation Profession
Eric   Mayer Former Faculty Head of School
Sandra Craig Past Parent Retired Attorney
Regina (Gina) Gambino Past parent, Husband Trustee Emeritus Retired FAO
Helen Hannick Past Parent Therapeutic Counselor
Natasha Palladino Alum '86, Parent Education
Tina Marisa Rocchio Alum '84, Past Parent Education / Arcadia University
Stephen Altschul Former Teacher Computational Biologist
Dina Kaplan Alum '89 Entrepreneur
Mattias Ljungman Alum '91 Technology Investment
Samantha Lotti Alum '03 Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist / Acupuncturist 
Duncan Pollock Former Administrator Advertising Executive
Harvey M. Stone Former Teacher Managing Partner, Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP; Attorney, Columnist
Paul Treherne Ex-Officio History Department Chair, Trips Director

Trustee Emeriti

Lawrence Christy
Thomas Galdy
Fred H. Gage
Bernt Humpert

 

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