About FIAO

Our Leadership


The Italian American community has a rich cultural heritage that is worth preserving and embracing. This is precisely what the leadership at FIAO is committed to doing. With decades of volunteer service, the FIAO leadership team has been at the forefront of promoting Italian American culture through works of charity and community service.

Their tireless efforts have helped to preserve the traditions, values, and beliefs of the Italian American community, while also making a positive impact on society. From promoting education to providing social services, the FIAO leadership team has proven time and again that they are visionary; dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in their community. 

Board of Directors

Philip Guarnieri
Frank Naccarato
Carlo Scissura, Esq. | President
Rocco Ferraro
John Mazzola | Secretary
Vito Parente
Sudha Patel, MD
Salvatore Fronterre
Hon. Robert J. Miller
Marvin Reiskin
Hon. Pasqualino Russo, Esq.
G. Jack Spatola | Chairman
Ana Oliviera
John Sparacio

FIAO Executive Director

Nancy R. Sottile


Msgr. David Cassato | Spiritual Advisor
Gregory Lendino, Esq. | Legal Advisor


Emeritus Members

Barbara Pascarella

Founding Members

Cav. Joseph Baglieri
Cav. Gaspare Valenti
Michelangelo Danza

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Support FIAO

FIAO is committed to promoting and preserving the Italian-American culture, providing educational opportunities to youth, and offering essential social services to those in need. With your help, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in our community. Whether you make a one-time donation or become a monthly supporter, your contribution will help FIAO continue its vital work. Join us in making a difference and supporting our mission today!