Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ | President
A German Jesuit, Fr. Zollner is president of the CCP, head of the Institute of Psychology (PUG), and Academic Vice Rector of the Gregorian. He serves as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and as a consultor of the Congregation for Clergy. Fr. Zollner 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 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 ongoing formation for Jesuits and clergy, combining a specific knowledge of the Bible with a deep love for Ignatian spirituality (exercises and spiritual accompaniment).
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.
Carolina García Rizo | Secretary
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.
Katharina Anna Fuchs | Research and 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.
Angela Rinaldi | Online Learning Admin
Angela Rinaldi, a native of Rome (Italy), is the CCP’s online learning admin. She has a master’s degree in development and international cooperation sciences from La Sapienza University (Rome) 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.
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 productions. She has an STL from the Pontifical Lateran University, a diploma in Safeguarding from the CCP (’16) and a background in communications.
Sara Boehk | Special Projects
Sara Boehk comes from Baltimore, Maryland (USA), and has worked for the CCP since 2016. She is the website admin and copyedits many of the CCP’s English texts. She has an STL in ecclesiology from the Pontifical Lateran University (Rome).