The Italian Academy Foundation announced that Kim Brizzolara has joined its board of directors. Ms. Brizzolara is a feature and documentary film producer and serves as an advisor to several non-profit organizations. She is executive vice chair of the Hamptons International Film Festival, serves on the Board of the We are Family Foundation, and Creative Visions, and is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the School of Government at Harvard. Previously, she worked as a grantsmaker for the Threshold Foundation, as acting director of the Coexistence Center at Baruch College School of Public Affairs, as conference coordinator for Economists Allied for Arms Reduction, and at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center. Ms. Brizzolara’s lifelong commitment to the arts and culture corresponds with IAF’s mission cultural diplomacy. “I am thrilled to be part of IAF and work with the other members of the board,” she said. Ms. Brizzolara, a former reporter with The Philadelphia Inquirer, has a M.S. in Journalism from Boston University and a BA from American University.