Officers

CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS OF MAJOR ITALIAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS, INC.

OFFICERS ELECTED 2018

CHAIR/President: Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D. arsirey@gmail.com
Dr. Sirey is a retired psychotherapist. She is Founder and Chair Emerita of the National Organization of Italian American Women having served as the NOIAW’s first President and Chair for 32 years.

VICE CHAIR/Vice President: Nancy DiFiore Quinn.
Nancy DiFiore Quinn is currently serving as the National 1st Vice President of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. Back in June 2007, she was elected by acclamation as the 28th State President of the Grand Lodge of New York, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.  She is the first woman to be elected to this position … a true trailblazer in this great national organization.  

VICE CHAIR/Vice President: Basil M.Russobasil@orderISDA.org
Hon. Basil M. Russo is a retired Judge who serves as National President of the Order Italian Sons & Daughters of America, an Executive Committee Member of the National Italian American Foundation, and President of the Justinian Forum Italian American Bar Association.

VICE CHAIR/Vice President: Tom Vaughan. unicotomv@gmail.com
Tom is a Past National President of UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the US holding several positions in 20 years . Tom worked for the State of Connecticut for over 30 years, retiring as the State’s Training Manager for Financial System Core-CT.

SEC/TREASURER: Prof. Santi Buscemi. Sbuscemi11@comcast.net
Prof. Buscemi, current professor of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, N.J.  He is a member of the Italian American Legal Defense Fund. He is also a translator of Italian/Sicilian literature. 

Current Chair/President Aileen Sirey with past Chair Joseph Sciame.

IMMEDIATE past Chair: Joseph Gagliardo

EMERITUS Chairs:
Hon. Dominic R. Massaro
John F. Calvelli
John Alati   

PAST Chairs:
Paul S. Polo
Joseph Sciame

APPOINTED POSITIONS:
Rosemary De Luca – Deputy Secretary
Michael Rodi – Legal Counsel