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.

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

Comm. Avv. Frank J. Desiderio, Vice Chair
Partner, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP
New York, NY

Cav. Prof. 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, Beacon Intl Group, Inc.
Greenwich, CT

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

Cav. Lav. A. Reza Arabnia
Chairman and CEO, GECOFIN S.p.A.
Milan, Italy

Robert Leon Buly, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
Weil Medical College of Cornell University
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Cav. Vivian Cardia
President, Vivicar, LLC
New York, NY

Mr. William A. Cavendish
President and CEO, Healthcap S.r.l.
Rome, Italy

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

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

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

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

Ms. Paula Frohring
Frohring Foundation
Annapolis, MD

Angelo J. Genova, Esq.
Chairman and Managing Partner, Genova Burns LLC
Newark, NJ 

Avv. Prof. Lucio Ghia
Ghia Law Firm
Rome, Italy  

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

Dr. Munr Kazmir
Founder and CEO, Direct Meds
CEO, Quality Home Health Care
Leonia, NJ

Alexandria J. Maloney, MPA
Young Alumni Trustee
President, Black Professionals in International Affairs
Baltimore, MD

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

Ms. Carol M. Maurer
Partner, Guarini and Guarini
Jersey City, NJ

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

Mr. John Meditz
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Horizon Kinetics, LLC
New York, NY

Steve Menzies
Founder and Chairman, Applied Underwriters
National Corporate and Philanthropic Leader
New York, NY

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

Mr. Joseph A. Panepinto, Sr.                       
President and 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, NY

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

Mr. Francesco Ruspoli
Private Banker, Banca Generali
President, John Cabot University Alumni
Rome, Italy

Mr. Braden Smith
President, Wintrust Private Client
Chicago, IL

Ms. Kem Turner
Project Implementation Asia Region/Funding Liaison Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, Italy

Mr. Angelo Vivolo
Vivolo Consulting, LLC
New York, NY

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

Frà Richard J. Wolff, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, NHSA
New York, NY