Neil Powell

President of the Board. Founder and CEO, investment bank and partner, private equity fund; retired.  Board member since 2007.

Beth Stephens

Beth was a student at the Alliance Française for several years before she joined the Board in 2014. She has worked in finance for many years. She and her husband have three sons. She’s a veteran member of many community organizations. She’s an enthusiastic gardener, too.


Cheri K. Targoff

Retired attorney, board member since 2009.


Fran Greenberg

Fran has been a Board member since 2013. She came to the Alliance Française of Westchester as a student in 2007. She’s a committed Francophile with a goal of becoming fluent. She’s lost count of the number of her trips to France, but she thinks it’s around 17. She’s married with two sons and a granddaughter. She retired from running her graphic and web design studio three years ago.


François Chavel

François Chavel is our newest board member. He is a retired insurance senior executive who moved from Paris to the United States with his family in 1984. Francois and his wife Christine have been living in Westchester County since. They hold dual citizenship.


Jean-Pierre Jabart

Jean-Pierre has joined our board October 2015. He retired several months previously from L’Oreal. He has worked in France, in Canada and the US. He’s married, with two children. Born in France, he has lived in the USA since 1983.


Julie Faure

Julie Faure is a retired Division Head from the French-American School of New York.  She has a background and extensive experience in Education and Second Language Acquisition from the Sorbonne and Temple University and has been a board member since 2012.


Robin Ishmael

Robin joined the Board in Spring of 2016. She immediately set about making our financial record-keeping more efficient. She is the Board Treasurer.


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