staff in New York

John DiStasio

John DiStasio

Bookkeeper

Hope Campbell Gustafson

Hope Campbell Gustafson

Senior Program Associate

Michaela Olson

Michaela Olson

Coordinator of Programs and Operations/NYC

Dana Prescott

Dana Prescott

Executive Director

Staff IN italy

Alem Araya

Alem Araya

Housekeeper

Maurizio Bastianoni

Maurizio Bastianoni

Head Groundskeeper

Francesca Cacioppo

Francesca Cacioppo

Housekeeper

Patrizia Caini

Patrizia Caini

Head of Housekeeping/ Sous Chef

Romana Ciubini

Romana Ciubini

Head Chef

Patrizia Corsici

Patrizia Corsici

Sous Chef

Ilaria Locchi

Ilaria Locchi

Program Coordinator/ Italy

Diego Mencaroni

Diego Mencaroni

Residency Director

Ennio Santini

Ennio Santini

Assistant Custodian/ Groundskeeper

“It would take a far more brilliant wordsmith than me to articulate the Civitella experience fully. It starts, I think, with an extraordinary group of people who make these buildings and their community tick. And together with the Fellows, they create an atmosphere which is at once completely down to earth, and unbelievably rarefied. The latter, because such opportunities for complete solitude and intense focus, and in a turn, for such togetherness and fertile exchanges of ideas, should somehow be almost impossible to reconcile: and yet here they are, completely naturally and unselfconsciously.”

Alexander Hawkins (Fellow 2018)

Board Directors

Civitella Ranieri Foundation has a Board that is comprised of friends and relatives of the donor, as well as professionals from philanthropy, academia, finance and law. The Board plays a vital role in maintaining the mission, health, and direction of Civitella Ranieri Foundation. It sets goals and policies, oversees the endowment, assesses the program and the Executive Director, as well as attends to board development. 

Stephen Doyle

Stephen Doyle

DG 2015

Jennifer Dowley

Jennifer Dowley

Stephen Evans

Stephen Evans

Chair Emeritus

Helen C. Evarts

Helen C. Evarts

Chair

Holly Evarts

Holly Evarts

Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi

Dwight E. Lee

Dwight E. Lee

Gregory Peterson

Gregory Peterson

Emily Rafferty

Emily Rafferty

Gianfilippo Ranieri di Sorbello

Gianfilippo Ranieri di Sorbello

Gerald E. Rupp

Gerald E. Rupp

Chair Emeritus

Christopher "Kit" White

Christopher "Kit" White

DG 2010, 2013

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis

DG 2019

Du Yun

Du Yun

Fellow 2015

“There are no words to express how deeply appreciative I am for this time, this magic place, this gift of integrity. The sounds, the textures, the light, the flavors, the camaraderie filled my days with a new sense of hope that we can all support each other’s artistic vision to create a more harmonious world for all.”

Jane Rigler (Fellow 2016)