Staff

Color photograph of fortysomething members of the American Academy in Rome staff in the Villa Aurelia Gardens in two standing rows
The Rome staff of the American Academy, September 2022

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

Emily Christiansen
Development Intern
e.christiansen.int [at] aarome.org

Rachael Edmonston
Development Operations Coordinator
r.edmonston [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

Nicole Hargrove
Controller
n.hargrove [at] aarome.org

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

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

Rome Office

A list of Rome office personnel by department is below.

Leadership

Aliza Wong
Director
a.wong [at] aarome.org

Administration

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

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

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

Programs

Lindsay Harris (2014 Fellow)
Interim Andrew Heiskell Arts Director
l.harris [at] aarome.org

Marla Stone (1996 Fellow)
Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor
m.stone [at] aarome.org

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

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

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

Residential Services

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

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

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

Claudia Tonetti
Services Coordinator
c.tonetti [at] aarome.org

Development

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

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

Business

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

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

Library and Archives

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

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

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

Operations

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

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

Buildings and Maintenance

Tommaso Musa
Head of Maintenance
t.musa [at] aarome.org

Giorgio Cei
Cristophe Dell’Ospedale
Fares Mountassir
Glauco Muolo

Gate Reception

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

Riccardo Palma
Gatekeeper
r.palma [at] aarome.org

Housekeeping

Fabrizio Lambiti
Head of Housekeeping
f.lambiti [at] aarome.org

Luana Di Marzio
Wenura Manathrige
Fabio Stocchi
Elena Tinaburri

Grounds

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

Marco Casani
Head Gardener, Villa Aurelia
m.casani [at] aarome.org

Luigi Cocozza
Head Gardener, McKim, Mead & White Building
l.cocozza [at] aarome.org

Bruno Crocicchia
Enzo Donati
Andrea Francini

Rome Sustainable Food Project

Fausto Ferraresi
Head Chef
f.ferraresi [at] aarome.org

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

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

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

Georgia Davies
Intern

Jaja Colognese
Intern

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

Tiziana del Grosso
Wait Staff
t.delgrosso [at] aarome.org

Alessandro Lima
Wait Staff
a.lima [at] aarome.org

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

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

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

Villa Aurelia

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

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

Yvonne Wijemuni
Housekeeper