Our Staff

Our international team of journalists and editors is committed to quality journalism that contributes to promoting peace, freedom, justice and truth. Each staff member’s experience and expertise enrich the magazine’s reportage on current events, trends, world issues and people.


People can change the world, even with small actions. A passion to tell how this can be done is why Susanne Janssen decided to become a journalist. The German-born journalist and editor got her start at the University of Münster, where she got a Master in Science of Communication, Literature and Science of Music. After a brief excursion with television, she worked as a reporter and editor at various German newspapers for more than 15 years. She then spent two years in Los Angeles as a correspondent for German and Swiss publications, and joined the Living City team at the beginning of 2013.
Susanne Janssen
  Chiara has recently joined the editorial staff after her return from an 8-year stint in various cities of Italy, where she worked as translator, youth minister and English teacher at the Academia Brittanica in Perugia. Before that, she enjoyed working with multicultural students as an ESL high school teacher in Los Angeles and San Jose, California. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Political Science and a Master's in English. To relax, she loves to read, take walks along the beach and spend time with her big family.  
Chiara Catipon

Emilie Christy

She is former Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with a Master Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. who has worked for the Archdiocese of New York and its related healthcare facilities.

She started working for Living City in 1984 as art director and in 2002 she assumed the role of managing editor. She holds a Master’s in Natural Science/Paleontology from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy and a certificate of magazine design from Parsons School of Design, New York. She is passionate about the possibility of sharing the ideal of unity and peace with many people through Living City. She loves mountain climbing and is a trustful source to identify mushrooms.
Clare Zanzucchi


T. M. Hartmann

Miguel Tejerina

Graphic designer and collaborator with Living City since 2002, Miguel has used his artistic and technical talents to create the covers that have been Living City’s “front door,” inviting all our readers and friends to open each issue of the magazine and discover what’s inside.


Bronius Motekaitis

Philomena Sheridan
Originally from Dublin, she came to New York just for one year to work for a bank. Now she lives in the States for almost 40 years and loves every bit of it. Without her and her more than 30-year experience, Living City would never make its way to the reader. She loves tennis, especially the US Open, and enjoys a good ping pong match.
ASSISTANT: Marceline Fon-Sing
CONTRIBUTORS: Marilyn Boesch, Mary V. Cass, Martina Hart, Thomas Hartmann, Joseph Klock, Susan Kopp, Lucia Martinez, Nancy O'Donnell, Sharry Silvi, Amy Uelmen, Maria Villar
CORRESPONDENTS: Liliana Mugombozi (Africa), Alberto Barlocci (Argentina), Lorraine Lipson (Australia), Bennie Callebaut (Belgium), Gilvan D. De Sousa (Brazil), Maria Clara Ramirez (California), Maria Dalgarno (Canada), Jade Giacobbe (U.S. Mid West), Emilie Tévane (France), Clemens Behr (Germany), Frank Johnson (Great Britain), Susan Gately (Ireland), Aurora Nicosia (Italy), Jose Aranas (Philippines), Kate O’Brien (Texas), Silvano Malini (Uruguay)
COPY EDITORS: Roberta Rubin, Yvonne Tibbitt
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Megan Wasik, OP, Maureen Kelly-Cranley
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: John Chesser, Jerry Hearne, Tom Masters, Donald Mitchell, Fr. Julian Stead, OSB
CONSULTING EDITORS: Maria Wienken, Joan P. Back, Luigino Bruni, Roberto Catalano, Paul O’Hara, Judy Povilus, Joseph Sievers, Diego Goller, Rita Mussallem
CIRCULATION ASSISTANT: Geraldine Timoney, Marie Riordan, Rula Shamieh
CUBE OF LOVE PROGRAM:  Emilie Christy, Mary Ann Cottone, Elena Freeman, Pat Gildard, Laura Kellerman, Ana Paula Panzarini, Debbie Scianimanico