Founder, Partner And Business Development
Heidi James-Fisher has worked in art, architecture, and interior design for the last 20 years. Her interest in architecture spans centuries and cultures. Although she has worked daily with modern-day contemporary architecture and art, the far past is her real passion. Heidi’s master’s degree focused on some of the remaining Greco-Roman cultural heritage sites of Syria and Iraq. This passion for ancient architecture and far-flung travel has led her to become a member of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), join the board of the New York City AIA society, Chair AIA-NY Friends and become a national member of AIA’s Cultural Heritage committee. Heidi has also worked as a field archaeologist and mosaic conservator at a Roman terraced villa in Vaccone, Italy. In the summer of 2019, Heidi taught students from UC Berkeley Architecture program about a Phoenician site located in Guardamar Spain. The relationship between architecture and archaeology has always been central to Heidi. The idea of a container to house humans, perform ritual, or participate in community are concepts that are both ancient and contemporary. Heidi started her career in the contemporary art-world working for BlumHelman Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and Peter Halley. These interests and her professional career have led Heidi to develop Ethica Heritage, Inc. which is a company that incorporates traveling, archaeology and art, local food, and wellness in conjunction with trips to archaeological sites and unique programming that supports cultural heritage. Ethica Heritage follows the path of early Italian history with particular interest and travel to unexplored Italy. Heidi’s daily yoga and fitness practice, with immense interest in healthy local foods led her to consider how these elements can work together to share a passion of the past.
Ethica Heritage, Inc. engages with a diverse audience to educate and to inspire while traveling together. Ethica Heritage supports overall travel well-being by providing local experiences with specialized food and health programming.
Dr. Vincenzo Pascale
Head Of International Programming
Dr. Vincenzo Pascale was born and raised in Italy. He holds a Doctoral degree in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory. History and Literature which have always been his passions. Dr. Pascale considers himself a modern explorer. He was appointed a representative of the NGO Migrantes at The United Nations, and in 2020 he became the Head of Organization for NGO Migrantes. Since 2014 Dr. Pascale has taught classes each semester at New York’s Long Island University including Classical Rhetoric, Cultural and Digital Diplomacy. In 2013, Dr. Pascale was bestowed Knight of the Italian Republic in the Order of Star of Italy for his cultural involvement between Italy and the United States. Dr. Pascale is also the 2021-22 appointed Cultural Consultant at the Italian Cultural Institute.
Dr Pascale studied in Germany, Freiburg, as a participant in the Erasmus program and in Edinburgh, Stevenson College. In 2019 Dr Pascale was granted a fellowship at Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of two Books: Lo sguardo e la storia: Il Sorriso dell’Ignoto Marinaio and Il Secolo delle Navi. Global Migration and Cultural Heritage are among Dr Pascale main cultural topics of research and teaching. He has published articles for the Italian Daily: Corriere del Mezzogiorno, La Stampa and Il Foglio.Dr. Pascale is a marathoner and has participated in 13 New York City Marathons. For him running is a way of unifying people and cultures. He is an archaeologist of knowledge and a true explorer. As a partner with Ethica Travel and Ethica Heritage he shares his love of travel and exploration especially of his birthplace Italy.