Staff

Color photograph of fortysomething members of the American Academy in Rome staff in the Villa Aurelia Gardens in one seated and two standing rows
The Rome staff of the American Academy, September 2021

Locations

The Academy is a private residential community located on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Italy. AAR also maintains a home office in New York, on East 60th Street near the southeast corner of Central Park.

New York Office

The Academy’s office in New York conducts the annual Rome Prize competition, maintains Trustee relations, and manages the Academy’s financing and fundraising efforts. The New York office also organizes the Rome Prize Ceremony and annual events that benefit the American Academy in Rome.

Leadership

Mark Robbins, 1997 Fellow
President and CEO
m.robbins [at] aarome.org

Administration

Clayton Okaly
Executive Assistant for the President’s Office
c.okaly [at] aarome.org

Archives

Catie Heitz
Archivist
archives [at] aarome.org

Communications & Programs

Christopher Howard
Communications Manager
c.howard [at] aarome.org

Shawn Miller
Programs Director
s.miller [at] aarome.org

Andrew Mitchell
Director of Communications
a.mitchell [at] aarome.org

Development

Rachael Edmonston
Development Operations Coordinator
r.edmonston [at] aarome.org

Katie Eisenberg
Manager of Board Relations and Individual Giving
k.eisenberg [at] aarome.org

Elizabeth Harris
Director of Development
e.harris [at] aarome.org

Eve Orenstein
Senior Manager of Development, Special Events
e.orenstein [at] aarome.org

Ilana Sarkozi
Senior Manager of Individual Giving
i.sarkozi [at] aarome.org

Micah Trippe
Associate Director of Institutional Giving
m.trippe [at] aarome.org

Finance

Henry Eng
Staff Accountant
h.eng [at] aarome.org

Siobhan O’Grady
Administrative and Fundraising Assistant
s.ogrady.ext [at] aarome.org

Tara Mia Paone
Chief Financial Officer
t.paone [at] aarome.org

Rome Office

An alphabetical listing of Rome office personnel by department is below.

Leadership

Elizabeth Rodini
Interim Director
e.rodini [at] aarome.org

Administration

Gianpaolo Battaglia
Residential Services Manager
g.battaglia [at] aarome.org

Tina Cancemi
External Affairs Officer
t.cancemi [at] aarome.org

Fabiana Ciccone
Assistant for Residential Services
f.ciccone [at] aarome.org

Inga Clausing
Senior Development Officer
i.clausing [at] aarome.org

Francesca Cupini
Receptionist
f.cupini.int [at] aarome.org

Sofia Ekman
Assistant for Residential Services
s.ekman [at] aarome.org

Marina Lella
Executive Assistant to the Director
m.lella [at] aarome.org

Alessandra Vinciguerra
Bass Superintendent of Gardens
a.vinciguerra [at] aarome.org

Programs

Anne Coulson
Deputy Director for Programs and Administration
a.coulson [at] aarome.org

Giulia Barra
Stephen Kieran & James Timberlake Permissions Associate and Programs Associate
g.barra [at] aarome.org

Laura Cabezas
Programs Assistant for the Arts and Communications
l.cabezas.int [at] aarome.org

Lexi Eberspacher
Programs Associate for the Arts
l.eberspacher [at] aarome.org

Valentina Follo
Curator, Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection
v.follo.ext [at] aarome.org

Lindsay Harris
Interim Andrew Heiskell Arts Director
l.harris [at] aarome.org

Marla Stone
Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor
m.stone [at] aarome.org

Business

Sara Argentieri
Deputy Director for Finance and Administration
s.argentieri [at] aarome.org

Vittorio Zucchetti
Operations Manager
v.zucchetti [at] aarome.org

Francesco Cecchetti
Operations Assistant
f.cecchetti.ext [at] aarome.org

Fabrizio Lucati
Senior Accountant
f.lucati [at] aarome.org

Giovanna Pazzini
Cashier/Administrative Assistant
g.pazzini [at] aarome.org

Anna Tsyba
Administrative Assistant
a.tsyba [at] aarome.org

Library

Sebastian Hierl
Drue Heinz Librarian
s.hierl [at] aarome.org

Paolo Brozzi
Library Assistant
p.brozzi [at] aarome.org

Denise Gavio
Assistant Librarian
d.gavio [at] aarome.org

Kristine Iara
Classical Studies Librarian
k.iara [at] aarome.org

Paolo Imperatori
Assistant Librarian
p.imperatori [at] aarome.org

Tina Mirra
Acquisitions Assistant
t.mirra [at] aarome.org

Photographic Archive

Lavinia Ciuffa
Curator
l.ciuffa.ext [at] aarome.org

Giulia Ciccarello
Giuseppe Emiliano Di Carlo
photoarchive [at] aarome.org

Villa Aurelia

Paola Gaetani
Villa Aurelia General Manager
p.gaetani [at] aarome.org

Dario Intorrella
Assistant to the General Manager
d.intorrella [at] aarome.org

Gate Reception

Luca Zamponi
Gatekeeper
l.zamponi [at] aarome.org

Housekeeping

Luana Di Marzio
Fabrizio Lambiti
Wenura Manathrige
Fabio Stocchi
Elena Tinaburri

Claudia Tonetti
Head of Housekeeping

Buildings & Maintenance

Giorgio Cei
Cristophe Dell’Ospedale
Glauco Muolo
Tommaso Musa

Grounds

Marco Casani
Head Gardener, Villa Aurelia

Luigi Cocozza
Head Gardener, McKim, Mead & White Building

Bruno Crocicchia
Enzo Donati
Andrea Francini

Rome Sustainable Food Project

Josefina Gimenez Bellucci
Intern
j.bellucci.int [at] aarome.org

Tiziana del Grosso
Waitress
t.delgrosso [at] aarome.org

Andemariam Kidane
Dishwasher
a.kidane [at] aarome.org

Georgia Lahiff
Intern
g.lahiff.int [at] aarome.org

Giorgia Lauri
g.lauri [at] aarome.org
Cook

Sara Levi
Sous Chef
s.levi [at] aarome.org

Tesfaldet Libsekal
Dishwasher
t.libsekal [at] aarome.org

Alessandro Lima
Waiter
a.lima [at] aarome.org

Valentina Montrone
Cook
v.montrone [at] aarome.org

Giulia Picardo
Cook
g.picardo [at] aarome.org

Kyle Pierce
Head Chef
k.pierce [at] aarome.org

Gabriel Soare
Bartender
g.soare [at] aarome.org

Giulia Tognon
Intern
g.tognon.int [at] aarome.org

Tewolde Woldekidan
Dishwasher
t.woldekidan [at] aarome.org