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Board Roles and Responsibilities

Our board members are the fiduciaries who steer Festa Italiana Seattle towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies. Over the years they’ve ensured we have adequate resources to advance our mission ~ and we appreciate their service.


Executive Director: Dennis Caldirola
President: Joanne Spino Marchese
Vice President: Doug DeLaurenti
Secretary: Martin Nigrelle
Treasurer: Mike Carrosino


Matthew FitzGerald
Gary Galeotti
Audrey Manzanares


Dorene Centioli-McTigue
Nello Prissinotti
Joel Patience
Nancy Grossi

In Memoriam

Photo of Constantino "Tino" Lazzaretti

Tino Lazzaretti
March 23, 1928 – June 30, 2010

Photo of Carolyn Jackson

Carolyn Jackson
August 11, 1926 – April 20, 2012

Photo of Catherine Orsi

Catherine Orsi
March 9, 1958 – March 14, 2016

Nick Grossi, in memoriam, photo

Nick Grossi
May 3, 1925 – May 6, 2018