Staff in Rome


Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ | President

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.



Fr. Stefano Bittasi, SJ | Executive Secretary

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 | Psychological Development

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. 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.


Sr. Karolin Kuhn | Pedagogical Development

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.


Alessandra Campo | Network Coordinator

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.

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Angela Rinaldi | Online Learning Admin

Angela Rinaldi, a native of Rome (Italy), is the CCP’s online learning admin. She has a Laurea Magistrale in Scienze dello Sviluppo e della Cooperazione Internazionale from La Sapienza Università di Roma and a licentiate in public ethics from the Pontifical Gregorian University. A doctoral student of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Gregorian, her concentration is in social doctrine of the Church and public ethics.


Annalisa Pisu | Secretary

A native of Oristano in 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.

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Carolina García Rizo | Special Projects

After undergraduate studies in Spain and Germany, Carolina García Rizo obtained a masters degree in international relations at the International University of Andalusia and followed post-graduate courses at the College of Europe (at the Natolin campus in Poland). She gained wide experience in the field of European politics and business through various positions within public and private institutions in Brussels (Belgium). She recently completed a masters degree in pastoral care in the context of migration.

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Rebecca Pawloski | Special Projects

Rebecca Pawloski is native to the United States and has worked on a variety of projects for the CCP, especially video production, graphic design, and information architecture. She has an STL from the Pontifical Lateran University and a background in communications.

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Sara Boehk | Special Projects

Sara Boehk comes from Baltimore, Maryland (USA) and has worked for the CCP since 2016. She is the website admin, online research librarian, and copy editor for CCP English texts. She taught history in the US and has a licentiate in ecclesiology from the Lateran (Rome).


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Sr. Yesica Amaro Cáceres, CDP


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Sr. Rejoice Hoedoafia, SOLT


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Fr. Jo Paul Kiriyanthan


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Sr. Mary Lembo, CSC


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Fr. Jose Cyriac Melukunnel, SVD



Sr. Anna Mary Thumma, SMB