BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Francesca Capetta is the Founder and CEO of the Caravan of Angels Foundation. She is an awarded Musical Theater and Jazz performer, who has appeared in major theaters in New York (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland and Off-Broadway), and in solo shows and concerts in Paris, Italy, Canada and Hong Kong.
With a degree in Economics and one in Musical Theater, Francesca founded the Caravan of Angels with the goal of bringing happiness and company to elderly people in nursing homes and to children in hospitals, with shows performed by professional musicians and singers in New York City and Italy.
Angelina, born in Detroit, Michigan, from an Italian family, is a Tony Winner Producer and a Broadway actress and singer. She has acted on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and in more than 50 plays. She is also the owner and Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theater, the longest continuously running Off-Broadway Theater in NYC. Her favorite roles: wife of Matt Williams, and mamma of Matisse Mulliez and Fredrick Emerson Williams.
Annalisa Conti, born in Milan, is a Director of Corporate Finance at Pfizer Pharmaceutical in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Space Engineering. With a strong passion for Broadway and theater, she is also a writer of women’s fiction and the President of the Alumni Association of the North American branch of Polytechnic University of Milan.
CAV. JOSEPHINE A. MAIETTA
Josephine, born in Sicily, is a distinguished educator and community activist for Italian language and culture and for Americans of Italian descent in New York City. She has been nominated “Cavaliere del Lavoro”, Knight for Service to Industry by the former President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. She is the president of the Association AIAE, Association of Italian American Educators and also the host of WRHU 88.7’s “Sabato Italiano” radio program.
Lisa came to the United States with her family at a very young age from the Italian region of Calabria. She has been working at the Consulate General of Italy in New York City for more than 40 years. Lisa is the priceless link between the Italian-American community and the Italian Consulate.