Robin Ishmael

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

Neil Powell

Honorary Chairman. 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.

Carina de Naurois

Board member since fall 2017. Founder & Programming Director at French Movie Nights LLC.

Eli Mattioli

Eli joined the Board in 2017.  He is a retired lawyer now working as a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.  He and his wife Elaine are students at AFW.  They reside in Scarsdale, New York, and Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France.

François Chavel

François Chavel 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.

Ghassan Bejjani
Ghassan Bejjani is a retired venture capital and information technology executive. He and his wife have lived in Larchmont since 1993. Prior to that, they lived in Tokyo, Japan; and New York City. They have two daughters. Board member since fall 2017.