Our Team

Gilda Campbell 


Gilda is a long-serving member of the CO.AS.IT. (SA) Board of Management and has been serving as President since 2015. Gilda brings a wealth of experience from both the Federal and State Government public sector, non-for-profit and community sector, as well as her background as a Social Worker.

Tina Taddeo

Vice President

Tina is deeply passionate about the South Australian Italian community. Tina has served on other Italian regional club committees such as the Casa D’Abruzzo Molise Club and brings a wealth of knowledge from her business background and experience heading Finance divisions of national household brands.

Lisa Canale


As a chartered Accountant, Lisa brings invaluable financial expertise to the CO.AS.IT. (SA) Board of Management and in assisting to secure further government funding for our community.

Joe Scalzi


Joe, a High School Teacher, has been involved with CO.AS.IT. (SA) for over 10 years. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge from the education sector, which has contributed to the many education programs delivered by CO.AS.IT. (SA).

Domenic Musolino

Board Member

Domenic is a trained nurse and the President of APAIA (Association of Pensioners and Older People in SA). Dominic is committed to assisting ageing members of our community and ensuring CO.AS.IT. (SA) initiatives are reflective of what this community needs.

Frank Naso

Board Member

Frank is a trained physiotherapist and the Director of Major Initiatives and Innovation at The Society of Saint Hilarion Inc. Aged Care. Frank has over 24 years of experience working within the aged care community and is passionate about increasing wellbeing in this group.

Christian Verdicchio

Board Member

Christian is an Exercise Physiologist and currently completing his PhD in Medicine within the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide. Christian has been involved with the South Australian Italian community as a board member for the South Australian Italian Association Inc. and is currently the elected President of Com.It.Es South Australia which is the peak representative body for Italians abroad under the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Andrea Planamente

Board Member

Andrea has only recently become an Australian citizen, but has been actively involved in the ageing Italian community since arriving in Adelaide 5 years ago. Andrea has an academic background in Clinical Psychology and has assisted with developing the wellbeing and resilience programs run by CO.AS.IT. (SA).

Angela Vaccari

Board Member

Angela currently works as a Patronato and has been helping ageing Italian Australians with their pensions and other issues for many years. Angela is passionate about working with the Italian community and brings a wealth of knowledge from her background.