Color photograph of ten men and women standing on the exterior front staircase of the McKim Mead & White Building of the American Academy in Rome


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.


Mark Robbins, 1997 Fellow
President and CEO
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Clayton Okaly
Executive Assistant for the President’s Office
c.okaly [at]


Catie Heitz
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Communications & Programs

Christopher Howard
Communications Manager
c.howard [at]

Shawn Miller
Programs Director
shawn.miller [at]


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

Marilyn Hernández
Vice President for Development
m.hernandez [at]

Gabe Mizrachi
Development Coordinator, Operations
g.mizrachi [at]

Ilana Pfefer
Individual Giving Manager
i.pfefer [at]

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


Henry Eng
Staff Accountant
h.eng [at]

Michele Pagnotta
Interim Director of Finance
m.pagnotta.ext [at]

Roseann Winter
r.winter [at]

Rome Office

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


Avinoam Shalem, 2016 Resident
a.shalem [at]


Gianpaolo Battaglia
Residential Services Manager
gianpaolo.battaglia [at]

Tina Cancemi
External Affairs Officer
tina.cancemi [at]

Inga Clausing
Senior Development Officer
inga.clausing [at]

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

Marina Lella
Executive Assistant to the Director
marina.lella [at]

Alessandra Vinciguerra
Bass Superintendent of Gardens
alessandra.vinciguerra [at]


Giulia Barra
Permissions and Programs Associate
giulia.barra [at]

Anne Coulson
Deputy Director for Programs and Administration
anne.coulson [at]

Lexi Eberspacher
Programs Associate
lexi.eberspacher [at]

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

Elizabeth Rodini
Andrew Heiskell Arts Director
e.rodini [at]


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

Roberto La Gioia
roberto.lagioia [at]

Fabrizio Lucati
Senior Accountant
f.lucati [at]

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

Anna Tsyba
Administrative Assistant
a.tsyba [at]

Vittorio Zucchetti
Operations Manager
v.zucchetti [at]


Paolo Brozzi
Library Assistant
paolo.brozzi [at]

Denise Gavio
Assistant Librarian
denise.gavio [at]

Sebastian Hierl
Drue Heinz Librarian
sebastian.hierl [at]

Kristine Iara
Classical Studies Librarian
kristine.iara [at]

Paolo Imperatori
Assistant Librarian
paolo.imperatori [at]

Tina Mirra
Acquisitions Assistant
tina.mirra [at]

Photographic Archive

Giulia Ciccarello
Giuseppe Emiliano Di Carlo
photoarchive [at]

Lavinia Ciuffa
Acting Curator
l.ciuffa.ext [at]

Villa Aurelia

Paola Gaetani
Villa Aurelia General Manager
paola.gaetani [at]

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

Gate Reception

Renzo Carissimi
Head Gatekeeper
renzo.carissimi [at]

Luca Zamponi
luca.zamponi [at]


Sebastiano Bellanca
Luana Di Marzio
Fabrizio Lambiti
Wenura Manathrige
Angeli Mulumba
Fabio Stocchi
Elena Tinaburri

Claudia Tonetti
Head of Housekeeping

Buildings & Maintenance

Mauro Abbatelli
Head of Maintenance

Giorgio Cei
Cristophe Dell’Ospedale
Tommaso Musa


Marco Casani
Head Gardener, Villa Aurelia

Luigi Cocozza
Head Gardener, McKim, Mead & White Building

Bruno Crocicchia
Enzo Donati
Andrea Francini

Rome Sustainable Food Project

Tiziana del Grosso
t.delgrosso [at]

Sara Levi
Sous Chef
s.levi [at]

Tesfaldet Libsekal
t.libsekal [at]

Alessandro Lima
a.lima [at]

Valentina Montrone
v.montrone [at]

Kyle Pierce
Head Chef
k.pierce [at]

Gabriel Soare
g.soare [at]

Tewolde Woldekidan
t.woldekidan [at]