Members of the Board and Staff

Marc Randazza

Attorney – Randazza Legal Group

Founder

President

Charles Panarella

Co-Founder

Board member

Barbara Bird

Lead Faculty Italian Department at CSN

Board Member

Antonio Stefania

Executive Director

Board Member

Claudia Costantino

Director of Marketing & PR

Board Member

Marta Soligo

Events Coordinator

Board Member

Valerio Zanoli

Board Member

Alessandro Tagliapietra

Webmaster

Francesca Comand

Web Designer

Consultant

Hal Jones

Consultant

Lodovico Manfredini Veronesi – Teacher

Lodovico Manfredini Veronesi was born and raised in Vignola, a little town between Modena and Bologna, known for the amazing cherries and the well preserved medieval castle. After a 19 years career in the law enforcement, in 2014 he got his Master degree in Sociology and moved to Vegas with his beloved wife Laila. He started right away teaching Italian language at the College of Southern Nevada, where he had the opportunity to introduce many students to that beautiful language. After a year spent as an English Language Arts teacher in a public middle school, in 2017 he started his career as a Real Estate Consultant, continuing at the same time to pursue his love for teaching and sharing the culture and language of his mother land.
Lodovico loves to sing and never misses an Italian karaoke night (he won the 2018 edition as most entertaining performance), and he’s convinced that having fun is the best way to learn a language!

Nicole Repetto – Teacher

Nicole Repetto was born and raised in Genova. In 2007 she earned her Bachelor degree in Arts, Literature and Business Entertainment at The University of Genova. While at University, she also started her performer experience in a Musical Theater company as singer, actress and dancer. She performed on stage for over seven years with hundreds of live events and many theater contests. She became Assistant Director for musical theater productions and workshops. In 2011, She worked for a training company in Genova teaching Italian for foreigners, communication and public speaking.

In 2012 She moved to Las Vegas and she started to work as private tutor teaching Italian language and culture with students of all ages and skill levels. In January 2017 she started to teach Italian at CSN- College of Southern Nevada. She loves being able to share with my students the passion and the love she has for her country, its culture and history. She loves cooking and she’s doing her best raising her little boy Massimo with 100% Italian cuisine at home. The two mottos she loves and lives by are “Non mollare mai” (never give up) and “Non si finisce mai di imparare (you never stop learning).

Valeria Sabatini – Press Coordinator

Valeria Sabatini was born in Cosenza and raised in Terni. After graduating as elementary teacher she pursued the career of freelance reporter and collaborator for several local TVs in Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Calabria, national press agencies, and international newsmagazines. She moved a first time to USA in 2003 traveling for a whole year from California to the East Coast. From 2006 to 2010 she was correspondent from South Italy for the Italian language daily newspaper America Oggi. She was also called to teach techniques of writing news in a high school in Terni. Alongside the practice of journalism she taught in a preschool in Reggio Emilia and has been the curator of art’s catalogues for the painter and scenographer Franco Bonetti, an international recognized Emiliano-Romagnolo artist. She moved definitively to US in 2012 after marrying an Air Force officer. They have a five year old boy called Leonardo.

Marta Soligo – Events Coordinator

Marta Soligo is PhD student in Sociology at University of Nevada Las Vegas and is Research Assistant at the International Gaming Institute (UNLV). She is also Heritage and Cultural Studies researcher at Università di Bergamo (Italy), where graduated (Master’s degree) in Planning and Management of Tourism Systems in 2012. In 2013 the Theater, Film, and Television department at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) invited her for a semester as a visiting scholar. She presented her academic work at several conferences promoted by international organizations, such as UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) and ICOM (International Council of Museums.) Soligo is also working with Italian websites and media, publishing articles on her research topics. She collaborates with Lecco-Lombardia Film Commission (Italy) and with the creative hub Mediars (Italy – Los Angeles).