Our Team Based in Rome


A German Jesuit, Fr Hans Zollner, SJ, is president of the CCP, head of the Institute of Psychology (PUG), and Academic Vice Rector of the Gregorian. Fr Zollner serves as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and as a consultor of the Congregation for Clergy. He has a doctoral degree in theology, is a psychologist and licensed psychotherapist, and is particularly interested in human formation in the training of seminarians and religious worldwide.



An Italian Jesuit, Fr. Stefano Bittasi SJ, is the Executive Secretary of the CCP. He has a doctoral degree in Biblical Theology, and studies and develops methods for the use of the biblical narratives in Social Sciences (mostly in the area of conflict resolution, and community leadership). He has also worked  in the field of Seminarian formation and the ongoing formation for Jesuits and clergy, combining a specific knowledge of the Bible with a deep love for Ignatian Spirituality (Exercises and Spiritual Accompaniment).


Katharina Anna Fuchs, a native German, works in the field of research and development at the CCP. As an associate professor of the Institute of Psychology of the Gregorian University, she is also co-responsible for the teaching and formation courses offered by the CCP (Diploma and Licentiate in Safeguarding, seminars, workshops, e-learning program). She studied at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany, and the Gregorian University, and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. Furthermore, she assists the Academic Vice Rector in scientific issues. Apart from safeguarding, she devotes her scientific interests in issues related to human formation in priestly formation as well as to emotion research and empathy.

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A native of Rome, Italy, Alessandra Campo is the CCP’s Network Coordinator. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from La Sapienza University (Rome), and studied at the Humboldt Universität of Berlin. After having collaborated in research and didactics at La Sapienza’s Faculty of Philosophy, she gained expertise in the field of training for third sector organizations, public relations, and cultural events management.


Sr. Karolin Kuhn, a German School Sister of Notre Dame, contributes her pedagogical knowledge to the further development of the various educational programs offered by the CCP. She is a social worker, theologian, and educator with a doctoral degree in theology. Before coming to Rome, she served as the principal of a Catholic girls’ high school in Germany. She is especially interested in competence-oriented models of teaching and learning that aim at the holistic growth of the entire person – something that is particularly important for future safeguarding professionals.


A native of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy, Annalisa Pisu is the CCP’s Secretary. She studied Foreign Languages and Librarianship at La Sapienza University (Rome). She’s been working at the Gregorian University since 2000 and joins the CCP after almost 15 years of work in the Secretary of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Institute of Spirituality.

The Research Team

AmaroCáceres 1

Sr Yesica Amaro Cáceres, CDP


Boehk 2

Sara Boehk


Hoedoafia 2

Sr Rejoice Hoedoafia, SOLT


Kiriyanthan 1

Fr Jo Paul Kiriyanthan


Lembo 1

Sr Mary Lembo, CSC


Melukunnel 2

Fr Jose Cyriac Melukunnel, SVD


Pawloski 3

Rebecca Pawloski


Rinaldi 1

Angela Rinaldi

Public Ethics


Sr Anna Mary Thumma, SMB