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JCCIA Women's Division President


JCCIA Women's Division

A bit about Rose Mary

Rose Mary Ranallo is the chief financial officer and manager of her family businesses, NS Builders and Arno Decorating. Rose Mary is the current President of the JCCIA Women’s Division since 2008 and has served as a committee member for the Columbus Day Queen contest and The JCCIA Women’s Division Impresa Award Luncheon. Additionally, Rose Mary has also held the position of treasurer of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Women's Division, and has chaired the Women's division Italian Heritage Ball and Cotillion as well as its Scholarship Benefit Dinner and Fashion Show. Rose Mary was awarded The Spirit of St. Daniel Camboni Award and the Adam Knoerr Community Spirit Award for her dedication to the community. Additionally, her incredible work in raising funds at the Casino Night Fundraiser for the Neoblastoma Cancer Foundation is much appreciated.

Rose Mary is married to Guy and the mother of three children Natalie, Guy Anthony, and Nat, and four grandchildren.

JCCIA Women's Division Second Vice President


First Vice President


Secretary of Maria S.S. del Carmine di Noicattaro (Bari, Italy)

Member of Maria S.S. della Croce di Triggiano (Bari, Italy)

Chairman of the Scholarship and Fashion Show for over 10 years

A bit about Carmela

As the eldest of 3 sisters, Carmela grew up in a traditional Italian family. Since her early childhood, her appreciation for the rich Italian culture, language, and traditions, have made a positive impact throughout her adult life. A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, she is a teacher of Italian, French and Business at Carmel High School in Mundelein. She has been involved as Secretary of Maria S.S. del Carmine di Noicattaro, member of the Maria S.S. della Croce di Triggiano, and honored with the prestigious Mother Cabrini Award for her dedication to community and church. Married for over 4 decades to Pasquale (Pat) Capriati, the couple are the proud parents of Rosanna and Costantina, and proud grandparents to Alessia, Christian and Rocco J.P. Carmela is the 2nd Vice President and Chairman of the Scholarship and Fashion Show  of the JCCIA Women’s Division for over 10 years. In 1987, Carmela and her sister Teresa, opened Monalisa Boutique in Evanston, and later moved to Addison, where it thrives today.

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Second Vice President


Member Women's Division 


A bit about Anna

Born in Italy Anna Maria Castellese migrated to the United States at the age of ten with her parents, George and Maria Castellese, along with her brother, Joe, and sister, Concetta.


Anna has been a member of the JCCIA Women’s Division for the past 6 years.

She served as Secretary of JCCIA Women’s Division for 2 years.


She enjoys cooking and sharing her experiences with her nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. She loves keeping the spirit of her Italian heritage and traditions alive.





JCCIA Women’s Division

Italian American Executives of Transportation

Casa Italia Dancing Under the Stars Committee

Casa Italia Christmas Village Volunteer

JCCIA Women’s Division Fashion Show and Heritage Ball Committees

Former Treasurer of St Marcelline Church Women’s Club

Former Sacristan and Greeter St Marcelline Church

A bit about Theresa

After graduating from Rosary College, Theresa married her High School sweetheart Mike and has 2 children.

She has devoted her life to raising her family and volunteering at her children’s schools, her Church, and the Italian Community.

When Theresa is not working at her husband’s Accounting Business, she enjoys her favorite hobbies of cooking/baking Italian Cuisine, and teaching traditional family recipes to the next generation.





JCCIA,Women’s Division Fashion Show Committee
Presently Secretary JCCIA, Women’s Division


A bit about Sharon

Sharon DePrizio joined the JCCIA Women's Division as a member in 2021. She is a weekly volunteer in the JCCIA office on Mondays.

After retiring from a career in healthcare marketing, Sharon says she finds her membership with the Women's Division vital to her happiness.



Corresponding Secretary


JCCIA Women’s Division

Casa Italia Christmas Village Volunteer

JCCIA Women’s Division Fashion Show and Heritage Ball Committees

Pi Beta Phi former Vice President of Membership

A bit about Daniella

Daniella graduated from Bradley University in 2017 with a bachelors degree in social work. She continued her studies at Aurora University where she received a masters degree and is currently working as a social worker for Alexian Brothers.


Daniella found her passion for dance at a young age and was a dedicated member of her high school and college dance teams. Above all, Daniella has always loved spending time with family: cooking, laughing, eating together and sharing stories. She enjoys learning Italian recipes that have been passed down in her family for generations and plans to continue these traditions. 

JCCIA Women's Division Advisor




JCCIA Women's Division Past President

Past Chairperson-Italian Heritage Ball and Cotillion

Mazzini Verdi Ladies Club-Treasurer

A bit about Lilia

Lilia Leonardi Juarez is the current Advisor to the Women’s Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. Prior to this position, she was the immediate past president of the JCCIA Women’s Division and the past president of the West Suburban Division of the JCCIA. Presently she is the treasurer of the Mazzini Verdi Ladies Club and this summer will be the 2021 Woman of the year for the Lucchesi Nel Mondo Club.

Before these positions, Lilia was a past president of the Maroons Ladies Club and an elected official on the School Board for four years in Oak Brook Illinois District 53 where her three sons attended school.  Since one son attended the University of Illinois in Champaign she became a vice president in the Mother’s Club at the University.
Lilia attended Providence High School, graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor's degree in Education, and received a Master’s degree from Governor State University in Bilingual Education. She retired in 2007 from the Chicago Board of Education after 42 years of service with the last 14 years as Assistant Principal at Pickard School. 

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