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Board of Directors


  • Prof. Ernesto Caffo – He is Senior Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is full-time Director of the Department of Pediatrics for the Azienda Ospedaliera-University of Modena, and Director of the 6th edition of the Master “Estimation and Intervention in situations of abuses of childhood and Pedophilia” at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Ernesto Caffo is founder and President of the S.O.S. Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus, and President of the Foundation Child.


Board Members

  • Prof. James Leckman - MD, he is the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics at Yale. He served as the Director of Research for the Yale Child Study Center from 1983 to 2010. Dr. Leckman is a renowned child psychiatrist and patient-oriented clinical investigator. His peers have regularly selected him as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Leckman is the author or co-author of over 300 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals, seven books, and 120 book chapters.
  • Mr. Maurizio Milan - President of the Italian Association of Trainers (AIF) since 2017 and Executive Director of Ernst&Young from 2017 to 2021, in the last 20 years he has expressly dedicated himself to the theme of learning and education in Digital Skills, Change Management and Learning Organization.

  • Prefect Giuseppe Procaccini - In 2008 he received the position of Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Interior, a position he will keep with three different Ministers, until his detachment from the Administration and his career in 2013. He is awarded OMRI honors over the years, up to that of Knight of Grand Cross signed by the President of the Republic Napolitano in December 2010. After detachment from the Administration, he served as Director of the Center for American Studies,of which he is now Board Member and member of the Executive Committee.

  • Prof. Michele Colajanni - Full Professor of Computer Science at Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna since 2021. For twenty years he has been Full Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, maturing over the years a series of objectives: Director of the Master Program "ICT Security - Technology and Law; since 2003, Director of the Interdepartmental Research Center on Security and Security and Risk Prevention (CRIS) since 2007 and founder of the Cyber Academy

  • Amb. Pietro Sebastiani - From 2017 until January 2022, Amb. Pietro Sebastiani served as Italian Ambassador to the Holy See. In previous years he held as many diplomatic posts, including, Ambassador of Italy to Spain and Andorra. Since 2016 he is Director General for Italian Development Cooperation at MAECI.

  • Dr. Katja Manuela Iuorio - Psychologist, journalist, has worked at Il Telefono Azzurro since its origin dealing with the telephone lines. Afterwards, she started to follow the international activity of the association and moved to New York to coordinate the projects of the Children First Foundation. She then worked at The Walt Disney Company as a professional journalist dealing with the coordination of some editorial projects. In 2014 she started the activity Katja Iuorio Educational Consulting, to support young people who decide to undertake a course of study abroad. Since 1995 she has been the editor in chief of Azzurro Child.