Pria joined the EB Board in 2018. She is an urban planner by training with more than a decade’s experience in long range, regional planning and consulting for state agencies and local municipalities, focused on community development and sustainability. Beyond her planning work, she is an active real estate investor in Oakland. Pria graduated with honors from Brown University, and received a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in planning. She and her husband Ben have two children at EB: Arek and Lucine.
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mark Westover serves as the chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee. He is the Founder of Nishioba Consulting providing management consulting to early stage start ups. Mark was previously CFO of Xmatters and has held a variety of leadership positions in Strategy, Corporate Development and Finance at LiveOps, Sybase, BearingPoint and AT&T. Mark received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. He and his wife, Dr. Barbara Galligan, have two children at EB.
M.B.A in Finance and Sustainability, Yale University Nick Waugh serves as the chair of the Finance Committee. He is an investment banker in the Higher Education & Nonprofit group at George K. Baum & Co where he provides underwriting and financial advisory services to colleges, universities and other institutions. Nick was previously a Director in the Education group at Standard & Poor’s where he rated nonprofit institutions. Before that, he consulted companies on their social and environmental practices at Business for Social Responsibility. Nick received his B.A. in economics from Williams College and his M.B.A from Yale University. He and his wife Riley Bove have two children at EB.
MA in Financial Engineering, ESSEC Business School Jean-Philippe Kouakou-Zebouah served as the co-chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee. He was born in the Ivory Coast and grew up in Paris, France where he completed his undergraduate (CNAM-Paris) and graduate (Essec-Paris) studies in Accounting and Financial Engineering respectively. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Jean-Philippe has 20+ year experience in Forensic Auditing, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis and Strategic Consulting. He and his wife Jesica have one daughter at EB.
Emma Shepherdson Gimon, Chair, joined the Board in July 2014, left for a sabbatical during the 2019-2020 school year, and is now back at EB. Emma is a structural engineer by training with more than a decade’s experience both in active practice and in teaching. Her focus was on the interface of structural design and architecture. A native Australian, she has worked in academic institutions and in the private sector in Boston, New York, the Bay Area, and Brisbane, Queensland. Emma graduated with honors from the University of Queensland and received a doctorate in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Not being able to help herself, she went back to school and completed a Master of Science in 2012 at UC Berkeley in the Energy and Resources Group. Someday soon she hopes to use this degree to transition to working for a non-profit involved in the necessary societal change for our sustainable future. Right now, Emma is busy with the board and running around after her children. She and her husband Eric have three children at EB.
Certified Fraud Examiner Steve Levine is an EB alumni parent. He served on the EB Parent Association Board for many years and also chaired many committees served in numerous other volunteer positions at the school.
David Abernathy is an alumnus of Ecole Bilingue. He attended the school for 10 years, graduating in 1999. He works as Executive Vice President for Business Solutions at a cannabis data, analytics, and research firm and has spent more than a decade in the fields of cannabis investment and market research. Since his time at EB, David has founded and/or led three companies and five nonprofit organizations. In addition to his position on EB's board of trustees, David sits on the board of directors of a nonprofit cat rescue and serves as co-chair of the Finance Committee at the Minority Cannabis Business Association. He also teaches Economics at Oaksterdam University and co-owns a miniature golf company called Subpar Miniature Golf.
Alexandre Bayen joined the board in 2019. He is the Liao-Cho Professor of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently the Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). He is also a Faculty Scientist in Mechanical Engineering, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He received the Engineering Degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, in 1998, the M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was a Visiting Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the Research Director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aérodynamiques, (Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of Major. He has been on the faculty at UC Berkeley since 2005. Bayen has authored two books and over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate in Accountancy, Concordia University Christine served on the Finance Committee before joining the Board. Christine is originally from Quebec, Canada and moved to the Bay Area in 2000. She is a CPA and after more than 20 years in public accounting and consulting firms, is now the Director of Forensic Accounting Services at Morrison & Foerster LLP. At MoFo, Christine specializes in providing assistance with internal and SEC investigations, cases involving the securities law, and other disputes involving accounting issues. Christine and her husband, Neill, have one son who is starting Kindergarten at EB in the Fall of 2018.
MA in Management, HEC Business School Paris Antoine Carriere is a French citizen who emigrated to the US in 2007, he has worked in corporate finance as an analyst, in management consulting, and in the Internet sector (as founder of a web start up, and in the past five years as a manager at Google). Antoine is passionate about resolving growing pains in highly uncertain environments. He identifies priorities, gets the basics right (people, KPIs, processes, decisions), jumps in as needed, then ensures that scaling the business results in further efficiency gains without compromising execution velocity. The three values he puts on top of everything else in business are Insight, Impact, and Trust. At home, Antoine is married and has three children, including two at EB.
Alexandra joined the Board in 2019 after three years on the Finance Committee. Alexandra is French and has been in the USA since 2006. She currently serves as Agorapulse's Head of People, Finance and Administration, she also helps SMBs as a consultant. Prior to this she was with CeramConcept as Head of Finance and Administration. She started her career as an art dealer and small business owner. Alexandra was a lifer at Ecole Active Bilingue Jeanine Manuel in Paris. She has two boys at EB.
Kristen Sidell joined the Board in 2019 and serves as the chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee. She is a principal at Sidell Pakravan Architects, where she designs a range of residential and commercial spaces. Kristen also teaches architecture as an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Kristen received her M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts and holds a B.A. in Art History from Stanford University. She and her husband, Paul Abboud, have two children at EB.
Hannah Stott-Bumsted joined the EB Board in 2019. She is currently a partner at the Brunswick Group. Hannah joined Brunswick from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she was the Counselor to the Deputy Secretary and advised on a number of high-profile policy and programmatic issues. Before joining the Department of Health and Human Services, Hannah was a senior official at the Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining the government, Hannah practiced law at Williams & Connolly and represented dozens of companies in adversarial matters, including litigations, investigations, and arbitrations. Hannah has two sons at EB.
Jeremy Bled became the Francophone Co-President of Parents' Association in the 2020-2021 school year. He is the founder and owner of Souvenir Coffee, an independent coffee company in the Bay Area. He previously worked as an Analytics Manager (IT) in The Permanente Medical Group. He was born and raised in Berkeley and is an alumnus of Berkeley High and Carleton College in Minnesota. Along with his wife Katherine, he has three daughters at EB.
Rhonda Goldstein became the Anglophone President of the Parent's Association in the 2020-2021 school year. As Senior Counsel for the University of California, Rhonda handles litigation matters on behalf of the campuses, medical centers and laboratories within the UC system. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. Along with her husband, Jacob, she has two children at EB.
Mark David joins the Board in 2021. He is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he represents companies and individuals in commercial litigation, particularly in cases involving cybersecurity and data privacy, and securities fraud. He obtained his B.A. degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the University of Iowa. Mark David’s roots extend back to his Cajun family Louisiana, which taught him only enough French to know that he needs to do much better for his children. He and his wife Claire have a son at EB, and a younger daughter bound to join her brother at EB soon.