People in Fondazione

Fondazione brings together the skills and passions of many people who participate in promoting the right to quality education.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall be assigned all the powers of ordinary and extraordinary management of the Foundation. Currently, the Board of Directors consists of:

Carla Rinaldi

Carla Rinaldi

President of Fondazione Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi
Annamaria Contini

Annamaria Contini

Director DESU Dipartimento Educazione e Scienze Umane at UNIMORE
Margie Keith Cooper

Margie Keith Cooper

Co-Chair of NAREA (North America Reggio Emilia Alliance)

Serena Foracchia

Responsabile Reggio Emilia Parma e Piacenza - Demetra Srl
Harold Valdemar Göthson

Harold Valdemar Göthson

Senior Consultant of REI (Reggio Emilia Institutet)
Giuseppe Zizzo

Giuseppe Zizzo

Head of Medical Operations - Diaverum Italia

Scientific Committee

The Foundation can rely on the aid of a multidisciplinary Scientific Committee of international significance, which provides advice and guidance on institutional activities. The Scientific Committee is composed of:


The Ambassadors of Fondazione Reggio Children are influential people, appointed by the Board of Directors, on the basis of their affinity with Fondazione in terms of ideas, history and values. Ambassador of Fondazione:

Jay Wilson Weatherill

Jay Wilson Weatherill

Chief Executive of Thrive by Five, a Minderoo Foundation’s initiative


The staff of Fondazione Reggio Children is characterized by multidisciplinarity: pedagogistas, atelieristas, architects, educators, researchers, project managers who share a broad and participatory vision on knowledge and human beings.

Massimiliano Massimelli

General Coordinator

Valentina Conte

Middle Management Research, Architect

Barbara Donnici

Middle Management Research, Institutional relations

Benedetta Melloni

Middle Management Design

Marina Rossi

Middle Management Administration

Chiara Baldelli

Evaluation and Monitoring

Cristina Castagnetti


Silvia Cocconi

Remida Project

Mara Davoli

Collaborator - Atelierista

Eloisa Di Rocco

Remida Project, Atelierista

Elisa Ferrari

Project Officer

Giulia Ferrari

Fundraising, Institutional relations

Luisa Gabbi

Press Office, Journalist

Lorenzo Manera

Researcher in collaboration with UNIMORE

Elena Sofia Paoli


Laura Pedroni

Remida Project

Giulia Sberveglieri

Social Media, Graphic Design

There are currently no open positions, but you can send in your unsolicited application

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