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


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
m.robbins [at]


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


Catie Heitz
archives [at]

Communications & Programs

Christopher Howard
Communications Manager
c.howard [at]

Shawn Miller
Programs Director
s.miller [at]

Andrew Mitchell
Director of Communications
a.mitchell [at]


Rachael Edmonston
Development Operations Coordinator
r.edmonston [at]

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

Elizabeth Harris
Director of Development
e.harris [at]

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

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

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


Henry Eng
Staff Accountant
h.eng [at]

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

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

Rome Office

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


Aliza Wong
a.wong [at]


Gianpaolo Battaglia
Residential Services Manager
g.battaglia [at]

Tina Cancemi
External Affairs Officer
t.cancemi [at]

Inga Clausing
Senior Development Officer
i.clausing [at]

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

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

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


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

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

Laura Cabezas
Programs Assistant for the Arts and Communications [at]

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

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

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

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


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

Vittorio Zucchetti
Operations Manager
v.zucchetti [at]

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

Fabrizio Lucati
Senior Accountant
f.lucati [at]

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

Anna Tsyba
Administrative Assistant
a.tsyba [at]


Sebastian Hierl
Drue Heinz Librarian
s.hierl [at]

Paolo Brozzi
Library Assistant
p.brozzi [at]

Denise Gavio
Assistant Librarian
d.gavio [at]

Kristine Iara
Classical Studies Librarian
k.iara [at]

Paolo Imperatori
Assistant Librarian
p.imperatori [at]

Tina Mirra
Acquisitions Assistant
t.mirra [at]

Photographic Archive

Lavinia Ciuffa
l.ciuffa.ext [at]

Giulia Ciccarello
Giuseppe Emiliano Di Carlo
photoarchive [at]

Villa Aurelia

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

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

Gate Reception

Luca Zamponi
l.zamponi [at]


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


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]

Andemariam Kidane
a.kidane [at]

Giorgia Lauri
g.lauri [at]

Sara Levi
Sous Chef
s.levi [at]

Tesfaldet Libsekal
t.libsekal [at]

Alessandro Lima
a.lima [at]

Valentina Montrone
v.montrone [at]

Fausto Ferraresi
Head Chef
f.ferraresi [at]

Gabriel Soare
g.soare [at]

Tewolde Woldekidan
t.woldekidan [at]