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Our Board

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.

Jean-Pierre Jabart

Jean-Pierre has joined our board in October 2015. He retired several months previously from L’Oréal. 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.

Dominique Rivière

Dominique joined the Board in April 2018.

She moved  to the United States in 1982 when her husband was transferred from Paris to New York. She co-founded the Music School of Westchester in 1983. They have 3 daughters who have been students of FASNY. She and her husband live now in Rye.

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.

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.

Nick Carlucci

Nick Carlucci joined the board in September, 2021. He is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. Married, one grown son. Nick lives with his wife in Rye Brook.

Michel A. Perez

Michel A. Perez is a consultant and academic, expert in financial compliance. A dual citizen of France and the United States, he has worked in the banking industry for three decades in France, Haiti, Brazil and the US. He lives in Larchmont with his family since 1985 and has taught at AFW.

Rachelle M. Sanders

Rachelle M. Sanders is the Chief Development Officer for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, supporting leading scientists in the U.S., U.K., France, Switzerland, Australia and Canada. She has more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, strategic planning, marketing/communications, and nonprofit management, and lives in Scarsdale, NY, with her two children.

Joy Campbell Priveterre

Joy Campbell Priveterre is an Administrative Law Judge for the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and the principal of her own mediation and arbitration practice. 
She is lifelong admirer of Francophone culture, and resides in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

Irena Turner

Irena Turner has studied French at Alliance Française of Westchester and at FIAF in Manhattan. Irena is currently a leader for IBM overseeing aspects of due diligence on mergers and acquisitions and was formally a Wall Street executive for over 15 years. She lives with her 11-year-old twins and husband in Scarsdale, NY.

Angela Eiref

Angela Eiref joined the board in October 2021.  She studies French at Alliance Française of Westchester and is an admirer of Francophile culture. Angela is an attorney and an artist specializing in impressionistic style paintings.  She is married with two sons.

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.