Our People



Lynda Albertson - Chief Executive Officer

Crispin Corrado - Acting Academic Director


Key Contributors

Noah CharneyJournal of Art Crime, Editor-in-Chief

Urška Charney – JAC Designer and Distribution Director

Monica Di StefanoSocial Director

Kirsten HowerSocial Networking Correspondent and List-Serv Manager

Summer Kelley BellARCA Postgraduate Program Assistant

Marissa MarjosARCA Conference Coordinator and PA

Catherine Schofield SezginARCA Blog Editor-in-Chief

Maria Vano and Lauren Zanedis - ARCA Blog and Journal of Art Crime Proofreaders


Board of Trustees

Dennis AhearnHead of Safety, Security and Services, Tate Galleries – London

Lynda AlbertsonARCA Chief Executive Officer – Rome

Marc BalcellsCriminologist, Doctoral Fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice – New York, Barcelona

Noah CharneyARCA Founder and President – Rome/Ljubljana

Richard EllisDirector, Art Management Group and former Head Art and Antiques Squad Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard (retired) – London

Erik NemethCultural Security Analyst, CulturalSecurity.net and RAND Corporation  – Santa Monica

General B(a) CC Giovanni Pastore –  Vice-Commandant for the Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale (Retired)

A. J. G. TijhuisAssistant Professor Vrije Universiteit, Attorney IJdock Advocaten B.V. – Amsterdam

Arthur TompkinsDistrict Court Judge, Hamilton, New Zealand


Key Advisors

Stefano Alessandrini – ARCA Lecturer and Cerveteri Docent and Consultant  to Il Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali – Rome

Duncan Chappell – Chair of the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence in Policing and Security, Former Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology – Australia

René M. Du Terroil – International Education Consultant – Florence

Dick DrentDirector, Omnirisk, Corporate Security Manager, Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam (Retired)

Dr. Tom FlynnArt Historian, Critic, Art Market Consultant and Lecturer on Art & Business – London

Madi Gandolfo –  Italian Relations – Rome

Fabio IsmanARCA Lecturer and Investigative Reporter and Journalist covering Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Protection – Rome

Harold Johnson –  DNA Consultant – Chicago

Dr. Valerie HigginsAssociate Professor and Program Director for Archaeology and Classics and for the master’s program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage at the American University of Rome

Charles Hill – ARCA Lecturer and Independant Art Crime Investigator, Former Detective Chief Investigator to the Antiques Squad Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard (retired) – London

Dr. Matjaž JagerDirector, Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law – Ljubljana

Joshua Mix – Freelance editor and consultant on fine art and antiquities – Los Angeles

Dott. Maurizio Pellegrini Staff per Servizio controllo circolazione dei beni per Villa Giulia e la Soprintendenza Beni Archeologici Etruria Meridionale – Lazio, Italy

Dott.ssa Daniela Rizzo –  Risponsibile Servizio controllo circolazione dei beni per Villa Giulia e la Soprintendenza Beni Archeologici Etruria MeridionaleLazio, Italy

Dorit Straus – (Retired) Vice President and Worldwide Specialty Fine Art Manager for Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company – New York

Dr. Christos TsirogiannisForensic Archaeologist, Illicit antiquities researcher, University of Cambridge, Research Assistant, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice at Trafficking Culture University of Glasgow – UK