Board of Trustees

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.

Board Officers

Elizabeth Morris Chair  Past Parent Proprietor, Import/Design Company
David Sadoff Vice-Chair Alum '89 Environmental Policy Expert
Duncan Pollock Treasurer Former Faculty Retired CEO
Christian Bastian Secretary Alum '77 Transportation Planner

Committee Chairs

Samantha Lotti Alumni Relations Chair Alum '03 Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist / Acupuncturist
Daniela Salvioni Building Chair Past Parent Art Critic
Sandra Craig Development Chair Past Parent Retired Attorney
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
David Sadoff Strategic Planning Acting Chair Past Parent Attorney
Deborah Packer Mumm New York Committee Chair Alum '71 Law/Consulting

Committee Vice Chairs

Massimo Elser Building Committee Vice Chair Alum '80 Businessman
Harry Charles Mills Scio Finance Vice Chair Alum '83, Past Parent Hospitality & Real Estate Consultant
Deborah Packer Mumm Governance Committee Vice Chair Alum '71 Law/Consulting
Christian Bastian New York Committee Vice Chair Alum '77 Transportation Planner
William Gruy Development Committee Vice Chair Past Parent Oil & Gas Exploration/Production


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  
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  
Sven Moos Current Parent Mergers & Acquisitions  
Duncan Pollock Former Administrator Advertising Executive  

Jeff Schon

Alum '69

Media Executive


Harvey M. Stone

Former Teacher

Managing Partner, Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP; Attorney, Columnist

Kate Silberman Fischer Alum '77 Attorney  
Rohit Aggarwala Alum '89 Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner  of Environmental Protection of New York City   
Christian Porath Past Parent Professor  

Paul Treherne


History Department Chair


Valentina Puca

Ex-Officio, Current Parent




Trustee Emeriti


Lawrence Christy
Bernt Humpert
Thomas Galdy
Fred H. Gage
George Klopfer