Stefania Sinesi

NEVER GIVE UP Founder, Chairman and Scientific Manager

Psychologist, psycotherapist, Visiting professor at University of Perugia.

She carries out clinical and research work at Agostino Gemelli General Hospital in Rome –Operative division of Mental Health Consultation-
Area of developmental age, adolescence and perinatal psychopathology and eating disorder – and at University of Perugia – C.U.R.I.A.MO Center (University Center of interdepartmentalResearch on motor activity) for Clinical Care Program of EUROBIS project – European network EPODE for obesity in developmental age.

Manager for Focus – Psychological counseling service intended for the students of the University of Perugia.

Tutor at Eating disorders course in Medicine and Surgery degree course at Campus Bio-Medico in Rome.

She improved her clinical and research experience in national and international excellence frameworks like Children’s National Medical Center in Washinghton D.C., Universidad Complutense, l’Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón e Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús in Madrid, Maastricht University, London Maudsley Hospital-King’s College.

Simona Sinesi

Founder, Vice-President and Communication and Development Manager of NEVER GIVE UP.
Graduated in Economics with a twenty-year experience in strategies communication and development in large supranational corporations.

Ludovica Nicolai

Fundraising e Activation Coordinator.
She coordinates the fundraising activities and on the ground ones.
She is completing her studies in Sport Science at Foro Italico University in Rome. She has got a consolidated experience in the coordination and development of activities in social sectors.

Honor Committee

Janet Treasure

Psychiatrist, Ph.D, Manager of National Health System (NHS) Eating Disorders Center at London Maudsley Hospital. She is an international leading expert in Eating Disorder area.

Claudia Mazzeschi

Lecturer of Dynamic Psychology at University of Perugia, Head of Philosophy, Social, Human and Education Science Department, Scientific Head of C.U.R.I.A.MO Center – University of Perugia. Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Ph.D.

Laura Dalla Ragione

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Head of the Integrated Network of Eating Disorder of the Local Health Authorities of Umbria (structures of Todi, Città della Pieve and Umbertide), Scientific Consultant of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Youth for Eating Disorders and Coordinator of Consensus Conference on Eating Disorders of the Italian Institute of Health.

Stefano Erzegovesi

Psychiatrist, Nutritionist and Manager and Coordinator of the clinical and research activities of the Eating Disorders Center of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

Pietro Bria

Psychiatrist and Head of Psychiatry and Psychiatric counseling services at Agostino Gemelli General Hospital in Rome.

Alessandra De Coro

Didactic Psychoanalyst of AIPA (Italian Association of Analytican Psychology), Member of IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology), Lecturer and Head of Dynamic and Clinical Psycology Department at La Sapienza University in Rome.


Experts – Psychotherapists, Nutritionists, Psychiatrists, Endocrinologist and other specialists – who gained experiences in awareness, prevention, treatment, research and education on Eating and Nutritional Disorders.


Highly qualified staff whose mission is to attend to the contact between those who need NEVER GIVE UP and the NEVER GIVE UP Team.