About JCU

Meet the Board of Trustees

A strong and dedicated Board of Trustees is John Cabot University's most vital guarantee of strategic success. The Board of Trustees appoints and directs the President who, in turn, manages the University. It provides vital policy leadership and oversight in critical areas as well as oversees the financial performance of the University. Its members are long-range planners who help define the philosophy of the University. They offer their knowledge and experience as well as financial support to help ensure the success of the University in its mission and commitment to education.

John Cabot University is fortunate to have an exceptionally gifted and dedicated Board of Trustees. Each individual member has contributed in significant ways to make John Cabot University the wonderful institution it is today.

Mr. Sal Salibello, Chair
Certified Public Accountant
Vice Chairman, National Italian American Foundation
New York, New York 

Frank J. Desiderio, Esq., Vice Chair
Attorney at Law: Grunfeld, Desiderio,
Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP
New York, New York

Dr. Portia Anne Prebys, Vice Chair
President, Association of American
College and University Programs in Italy
Curator, Centro Studi Bassaniani, Ferrara
Rome, Italy

Comm. Stefano Acunto
President & CEO,
CINN Worldwide, Inc.
Mount Vernon, New York

Rosemary Alito, Esq.
Attorney at Law, K&L Gates
Newark, New Jersey

Dr. Ali Reza Arabnia
Group Chairman, President and CEO, GEICO S.p.A.
Milan, Italy

Irene Arabnia
Executive Director of Operations, Gecofin S.p.A.
Milan, Italy

Comm. Vivian Cardia
President, Vivicar, LLC
New York, New York

Mr. William A. Cavendish
President/CEO: Life Sciences Capital Spa
Rome, Italy

Mr. James Colucci
President and CEO, Gurkha Cigar Group
Tamarac, Florida

Frà John T. Dunlap, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Dunnington,
Bartholow & Miller, LLP
New York, New York

Mr. Frank L. Fekete
Managing Partner,
Mandel, Fekete & Bloom CPAs
Jersey City, New Jersey 

Ms. Paula Frohring
Frohring Foundation
Annapolis, Maryland 

Mrs. Kristin Frohring Kushlan Finkelstein
Founder, ShareBaby, Inc.
Reisterstown, Maryland

Angelo J. Genova, Esq.
Chairman & Managing Partner,
Genova Burns LLC
Newark, New Jersey 

Avv. Lucio Ghia
Ghia Law Firm
Rome, Italy  

Hon. Frank J. Guarini, Chair Emeritus
Attorney at Law, Guarini & Guarini
Former Member of Congress
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ms. Regina A. Lee
Consultant, Non-Profit
New York, New York

Hon. William J. Martini
U.S. District Court Judge
Former Member of Congress
Newark, New Jersey

Ms. Carol Maurer
Project Manager, Guarini and Guarini
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ms. Amy Mazzolin
Managing Partner,
Mazzolin Family Limited Partnership
Chairman of the Board,
Rex Carton Company, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois 

Mr. John Meditz
Horizon Kinetics, LLC
New York, NY


Mr. Alexander Mirabella
Commissioner, Union County Board of Commissioners
Elizabeth, New Jersey

Mr. Joseph A. Panepinto, Sr.                       
President & CEO, Panepinto Properties, Inc.  
Jersey City, NJ

Dr. Franco Pavoncello
President, John Cabot University
Rome, Italy

Mrs. Ruth Rabb
Board Member, MIC Industries
International Advisory Board, Auburn University
Cardinal Cook Inner-City Scholarship Fund
New York, New York

Mr. Robert Robotti
President and CIO, Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC
New York, New York

Mr. Braden Smith
Executive Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Chicago, IL

Angelo Vivolo
Owner, Vivolo Restaurant Group
New York, New York

Hon. Frederick Vreeland
Chairman, Noor Web
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco
Rome, Italy

Frà Richard Joseph Wolff
Chief Executive Officer, NHSA
New York