Our People



Lynda Albertson – Chief Executive Officer

Crispin Corrado – Academic Director, Italy Programming


Key Contributors

Noah CharneyJournal of Art Crime, Editor-in-Chief

Urška Charney – JAC Designer and Distribution Director

Monica Di StefanoSocial Director, Italy Programming

Kirsten Hower – Digital Media Officer

Summer Clowers – ARCA Postgraduate Programming Assistant, Blog Editor and Events Coordination

Samer Abdel Ghafour – International Coordinator for Capacity Evaluation and Development Cooperation

Angelina Giovani – ARCA Blog – Journalist, UK

Valerie Higgins – Academic Consultant, Associate Professor and Program Director for Archaeology and Classics and MA Program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage, The American University of Rome – Rome

Marissa MarjosARCA Conference Coordinator

Catherine Schofield SezginARCA Blog Editor-in-Chief , Journalist USA

Summer Tappmeyer ARCA Postgraduate Program Assistant, Italy Programming


Board of Trustees

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

Lynda AlbertsonARCA Chief Executive Officer – Rome, Italy

Marc Balcells – Criminal Defence Attorney, Criminologist Professor Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche Consultant Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Graduate Teaching Fellow at The City University of New York – John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Barcelona, Spain

Noah CharneyARCA Founder and President – Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

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

Edgar TijhuisSubject Matter Expert and Independent Researcher – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arthur TompkinsForensic Expert, District Court Judge, New Zealand Ministry of Justice – 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 – Lawyer and Criminologist Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney Conjoint Professor in the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence in Policing and Security. Former Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (1987-1994) – Sydney

Dick DrentMuseum Security Expert, Law Enforcement and National Security Expert Director, Omnirisk Associate Director, Holland Integrity Group Corporate Security Manager, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (retired), Amsterdam

Dr. Tom Flynn – Art Historian and London Art Lecturer, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Richmond The American International University, London Sr. Lecturer and Course Director, RICS-Accredited Art Market & Art Appraisal Kingston University, Lecturer, History of the Art Market, Art & Business, IESA/Wallace Collection – 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

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

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

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

Eric Nemeth – Cultural Security Analyst, CulturalSecurity.net and RAND Corporation – Santa Monica, USA

Maurizio Pellegrini Staff per Servizio controllo circolazione dei beni per Villa Giulia e la Soprintendenza Beni Archeologici Etruria Meridionale – Rome

Daniela Rizzo –  Risponsibile Servizio controllo circolazione dei beni per Villa Giulia e la Soprintendenza Beni Archeologici Etruria Meridionale Rome

Laurie Rush –  Board Member, US Committee of the Blue Shield –  New York, 

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

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