Board of Trustees & Corporation

AOSR is a non-profit, independent day school in the heart of Rome that is governed by a 12 member board of trustees.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for appointing the Head of School, strategic planning, and fiscal oversight of the school.


AOSR Board Chair Cynthia Chaplin

Ms. Cynthia Chaplin

Board Chair

Board Members

  • Ms. Cynthia Chaplin, Chair 
  • Ms. Georgia Chrysikopoulou, Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Francesca Nanni, Treasurer
  • Mr. Theodore Diehl, Secretary 
  • Mr. Dror Altman
  • Ms. Arianna Anastasia
  • Dr. Michael Andrews
  • Ms. Anette Bjorklund Brifalk
  • Mr. Massimo Di Gregorio
  • Mr. Frederick Hawkins
  • Mr. Fabrizio Iliceto
  • Ms. Virginia Keener
  • Mr. Brian Lambert
  • Ms. Elif Sallorenzo

Honorary Board of Trustees

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

Board of Trustees Committees

  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Facilities 

To contact the AOSR Board of Trustees, please write to

The American Overseas School of Rome is owned and operated by the parents of the students who attend the school. All parents are eligible to join the AOSR Corporation.

AOSR Corporation

The AOSR Corporation is responsible for electing the members of the Board of Trustees and for approval of the yearly Audited Financial Statement. This occurs at the Annual Assembly of the Corporation which is held in November.