Our Board of Directors are leaders in the educational arena and the Italian-American community.

 
 

Board of Directors

MARGARET I. CUOMO, M.D. - PRESIDENT

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a member of the Committee to Establish the AP Program in Italian, Chair of Lago del Bosco, the Italian Language Village, and a member of the National Advisory Board of Concordia Language Villages. Dr. Cuomo is also a member of Princeton University's Advisory Council for the Department of French and Italian.

LOUIS TALLARINI - CHAIRMAN

Mr. Tallarini is the President of Real Property Investors, Inc., a national real estate development and real estate finance company with diversified holdings in the commercial real estate and commercial real estate mortgage industries. Mr. Tallarini is former President and an active Member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

LAWRENCE AURIANA

Mr. Auriana is  the co-founder of the Federated Kaufmann Fund and has served as both President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

NICHOLAS GRAVANTE

Mr. Gravante is one of the nation’s most acclaimed trial lawyers and a dedicated public servant. He has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Public Library for the past four years and as a member of the Board for 14 years. He is a Partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where he has served as the firm’s General Counsel, as Administrative Partner of the firm’s New York City Office, and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

HON. RICHARD GRECO, JR.

Secretary Greco is president of Filangieri Capital Partners in New York City and former Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

ELIA MANNETTA

 

HON. EUGENE NARDELLI (RET.)

Judge Nardelli is a retired Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and a past President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

EMILIA NUCCIO

Emilia Nuccio has spent most of her career in the domestic and international arenas of the entertainment industry. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales for Dynamic Television, a company engaged in co-productions, financing and worldwide distribution of original television content. In the past, she has held senior executive positions at the BBC, TELEVISA and Westinghouse Broadcasting, now CBS. Born in Sicily and emigrated to the USA at 16, Emilia earned her undergraduate degree at Queens College and received a graduate Fellowship at Yale University to study Italian Language and Literature. Emilia is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French and has a working knowledge of Portuguese and German.

ENZO PIZZIMENTI

Mr. Pizzimenti is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CClean Inc., a specialized building maintenance company that provides cleaning services to medical, corporate and educational facilities. Mr. Pizzimenti is the President of the Italian Center for Commercial Affairs (ICCA – USA), an organization devoted to promoting Italian culture and trade in the United States.  Through ICCA – USA Mr. Pizzimenti fosters the art of Bel Canto.

DAVID POPE

Mr. David Anthony Pope is the president and CEO of the Generoso Pope Foundation, founded in the year 1947 by Generoso Pope. Mr. David Anthony Pope is currently a Board Member at the Columbus Citizens Foundation; He is also the Director at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.

SALVATORE ZIZZA

Mr. Zizza is president of Zizza & Co. Ltd. and former President of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).