Advisory Council

Since its inception in 1990, the Italian American Program has benefited from the guidance of a community-based volunteer Advisory Council. This Council assists the collection’s curator with programming advice, the dissemination of information to the community, and the collection of materials including oral histories, documents, photographs, and artifacts.

The Italian American Advisory Council is made up of scholars, educators, executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, and community leaders.

Italian American Advisory Council

  • J. Dino DePaulo (Chair)
  • Per Argentine
  • Dana Del Bianco
  • Todd DePastino
  • Charles DeMonaco
  • Connie George
  • Mary Menniti
  • Vince Rause
  • Janet Cercone Scullion
  • Peter Vercilla

Chairmen Emeriti

  • Louis P. Astorino (1995 – 1999)
  • Joe D’Andrea (1999 – 2003)
  • Peter Argentine (2003 – 2007)
  • Lina Insana (2007 – 2010)
  • Henry DeLuca (2010-2015)