About

American Pilgrims to Italy (API) is the American confraternity of pilgrims who walk the historic pilgrim routes in Italy. Fashioned after American Pilgrims on Camino, API offers counsel to pilgrims, establishes community around pilgrim walking, and ultimately will provide credentials for Italian cammini.

Board of Directors:

  • Alba M. Diaz, San Antonio, Texas (Camino de Santiago 2013)
  • Barbara Wood, Portland, Oregon (Camino Frances, 2015; Camino Portuguese 2016; Via di Francesco 2017)
  • Catherine Murphy, Birmingham, Alabama (Camino de Santiago, 2016; Via di Francesco, 2017)
  • Erinn Zavaglia, Edmonds, Washington (Via di Francesco 2016)
  • Gayle Peacock, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Camino de Santiago, 2016; Via de Francesco, 2017)
  • Jackie Blackwell, Thomasville, North Carolina (Camino De Santiago Frances, 2013; Cotswold Way, Hadrian’s Path 2014; Camino Portuguese 2015; Via di Francesco, Via Francigena Aosta to Pavia 2016; Via Francigena Pavia to Rome, 2017)
  • The Rev. Mark Goodman, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Via di Francesco 2017)
  • Paul Bernardino, Beverly, Massachusetts (Via di Francesco, 2017)
  • Rho Densmore, Ramona, California (Frequent traveler to Umbria)
  • Rod Hoekstra, Seattle, Washington (Camino Frances, 2016; Via della Costa, Via Francigena, partial 2017, Via di Francesco, 2017)
  • The Rev. Sandy Brown, Seattle, Washington (Camino Frances 2008, 2011; Camino Sanabres, 2010; Camino del Norte 2012; Via di Francesco 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017; Via Francigena 2016)
  • Taralynn Carter, Seattle, Washington (Camino Frances 2016; Via della Costa & part of the Via Francigena, Spring 2017; Via di Francesco 2017)
  • Tricia Chin, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago (Camino de Santiago, 2010)
  • Fr. Vincent Gilmore, Edmonds, Washington (Via Podiensis, 2012, Camino de Santiago 2012)