Mary B. Handley was born in Halifax, England. After graduating from college in Liverpool she spent 2 years on teaching assignments in Kingaroy, Brisbane and Sydney, Australia before settling in Rome 36 years ago. For more than 22 years she followed a career in university administration but now is a busy event planner working with the Rome Chamber Music Festival, through “Marriage Italian Style” she assists foreign couples to tie the knot in Rome and is also the Rome based representative for Untours. Mary still finds time to contribute in a volunteer capacity to activities in the expatriate community, she has served on the AICR and American Community Roundtable committees, has been an AWAR member for many years and is currently the Treasurer of the Association of British Ex-Pats in Italy.
Rosa Fusco was born and grew up in London but originates from an Italian family. She has been exposed to both British and Italian traditions since an early age and is today able to appreciate the many qualities that both cultures afford. She moved to Rome in the early 90s where she still resides. She graduated from the Open University and received a Masters degree from the Institute of Education with a specialization in education and technology. She currently works as Director of Computer Services for the American University of Rome and supports the Association in her free time. Rosa is married to an Italian from Rome and has two teenage children.
Douglas Moffitt - Treasurer
Jessica Campbell Lyon Zagami - Book Club Co-ordinator
Mary Cordis - Social Media Co-ordinator
Joanne Fletcher - Cultrual Events Co-ordinator