The purpose of the Greater New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee is to promote the spirit and celebrate the history of the Greater New Haven Italian- American Community and the Community at large.

Membership is open to all persons who subscribe to the purpose of the committee and shall be members by virtue of their own personal involvement and interest in promoting the activities of the committee.


Chairman of the Board: Laura Florio Luzzi
President: Terri Vailette
Vice President: Robert Parente
Secretary: Mary Pursell
TreasurerSalvatore DeCola


Robert H. Bonanno
Paul Criscuolo
Giancarlo DeStefanis
Luciano Havens
Arthur Giulietti
Emilio Troiano
Michelle Benivegna - (1 yr Term)

Director Emeritus

Frank Consorte
Dominic Corraro
Barbara Criscuolo
Louis Criscuolo
Peter Desio
Edward F. Flynn, Jr.
Rita Barbieri-George
Joanne Mallinson
Richard Ramadei
Magdalen Sparaco
William Zampa

First Year Committee Members

Carol Cangiano
Laura Parisi
Karen Pomarico
Victoria Verderame