Staff IN italy

Alem Araya

Alem Araya

Housekeeper

Maurizio Bastianoni

Maurizio Bastianoni

Custodian/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

Fellow's Coordinator

Diego Mencaroni

Diego Mencaroni

Residency Director

Dana Prescott

Dana Prescott

Executive Director

Ennio Santini

Ennio Santini

Assistant Custodian/ Groundskeeper

Paola Serpolini

Paola Serpolini

Office Manager

staff in New York

Regine Basha

Regine Basha

Senior Program Associate

Hope Campbell Gustafson

Hope Campbell Gustafson

Special Events Coordinator

John DiStasio

John DiStasio

Bookkeeper

Molly Lapointe

Molly Lapointe

Program Coordinator

“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

Secretary

Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi

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

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)

Advisory Council

The Civitella Ranieri Board formed the Advisory Council in January, 2011 to get varied and trusted perspectives on how we are doing and our role within the artistic community. It is overseen by a Board member and the staff. It is a distinguished group of the artistic community, including some past Fellows and Directors Guests.

Andrea Barnet

Andrea Barnet

DG 2010, 2013

Eve Beglarian

Eve Beglarian

Fellow 2006

Carol Biagiotti

Carol Biagiotti

Andrianna Campbell

Andrianna Campbell

Christopher Cerrone

Christopher Cerrone

Fellow 2012

Michele Ciacciofera

Michele Ciacciofera

Fellow 2016

Francesco Dillon

Francesco Dillon

Heather Ewing

Heather Ewing

Lynn Freed

Lynn Freed

Fellow 2007, DG 2012

Maria Ida Gaeta

Maria Ida Gaeta

Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield

Fellow 2008

Emily Jacir

Emily Jacir

Fellow 2009

John Kelly

John Kelly

Fellow 2010

Jon Kessler

Jon Kessler

Fellow 2015

Ann Kjellberg

Ann Kjellberg

DG 2016

Roger Kleier

Roger Kleier

Tania Leon

Tania Leon

Fellow 2003

John Meadows

John Meadows

Harold Meltzer

Harold Meltzer

DG 2013

Marco Momi

Marco Momi

John Newman

John Newman

DG 2014

Pat Oleszko

Pat Oleszko

Fellow 2011

Lorcan O'Neil

Lorcan O'Neil

Francine Prose

Francine Prose

Giorgia Rissone

Giorgia Rissone

Richard Roth

Richard Roth

Fellow 2012

Lindsey Schneider

Lindsey Schneider

Allison Seay

Allison Seay

Fellow 2013

Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart

Fellow 2009

James Siena

James Siena

DG 2011

Francesco Simeti

Francesco Simeti

Fellow 2012

Ellyn Toscano

Ellyn Toscano

Saverio Verini

Saverio Verini

“My Civitella residency could not have come at a better time. I had just completed a cycle of work so stressful, I was near collapse. Getting far away was just what I needed. Getting away to Italia was a dream. The new friends I made, the places we went to, the things we saw, have enriched our lives in ways we will savor for a long, long time. Everyone made us feel so special.”

Kerry James Marshall (Fellow 1998)