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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustee Intro

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley’s Board of Trustees is comprised of current parents, the Head of School, staff members, alumni and alumni parents, and individuals drawn from the community at large.

Key Responsibilities

Board responsibilities include:

  • Upholding and safeguarding the school’s mission
  • Selecting, evaluating and supporting the Head of School
  • Assessing the performance of the school
  • Overseeing the school’s financial condition
  • Monitoring facility uses and needs
  • Contributing to the school’s fundraising efforts
  • Supporting the school’s programs and special events
  • Serving as ambassadors for the school in the larger community
  • Undertaking long-range planning to ensure the school’s financial and programmatic health and sustainability

EB’s Board of Trustees does much of its work in committees and meets as a full board roughly once a month between September and June. Learn more about board committees.

The board welcomes input and questions from the community. Please contact the board at ebboardchair@eb.org

Directory

Emma Gimon's picture
Emma Gimon
Board Chair
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Emma Gimon

Board Chair
Ph.D in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Emma Shepherdson Gimon, Chair, joined the Board in July 2014. 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.
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Jeff Loustau
Secretary
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Jeff Loustau

Secretary
MA in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jeff Loustau chairs the Building & Grounds Committee. His professional experience at the California Housing Consortium, BRIDGE Housing Corporation, and The John Stewart Company has focused on developing mixed-use/mixed-income housing.  He served on the Board of the MAITRI AIDS Foundation for fifteen years and is active in two French guilds, Ligue Henri IV and La Gauloise. A licensed architect, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He and his wife, Eileen, have two children at EB.
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Nick Waugh
Treasurer
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Nick Waugh

Treasurer
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.
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Alexandra Thusy-Privat
Member at large
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Alexandra Thusy-Privat

Member at large
MSc in Global Marketing, Staffordshire University Alexandra Thusy-Privat is the founder and CEO at Peek a Green LLC, an online green boutique for babies and children since 2008. Before that, Alexandra worked as Vice President & General Manager at WDHB Consulting Group for five years and as a Management Consultant for two years. Alexandra holds a BA in Business from the Université de Savoie, as well as a Master in Marketing from l’Institut d’Etudes Supérieures de Marketing and a MSc in Global Marketing from Staffordshire University. Alexandra and her husband have one child at EB.
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Michael Pincus
Member at large
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Michael Pincus

Member at large
M.A. in English and history, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg Michael Pincus has worked in education in South Africa, Australia and the U.S.A. since 1972. In this capacity, he has taught and been a school administrator. He gained his B.A. and B.A.(Honours) degrees – the latter is equivalent to a M.A.– at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, majoring in English and history. His post-graduate work was done in history with a focus on the emergence of separate development in the urban areas of South Africa. There he also gained his teaching credential. From July 2000 to present, he was Assistant Head and Continuing Head of the Upper School (fourth through eighth grade) at Saint Mark’s School in San Rafael.
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Antoine Carrière
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Antoine Carrière

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.
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Paul-André Abboud
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Paul-André Abboud

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Paul-André Abboud is a board-certified emergency physician with The Permanente Medical Group. Originally from the East Coast, Paul completed his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by two years of working alternatively in patient outcomes research and teaching sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, before obtaining his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.  As the Site Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Emergency Department, he represents a staff of over 200 emergency physicians, nurses, and technicians who care for patients 24 hours a day. Paul also serves on the Medical Executive and Emergency Management committees of the Kaiser Permanente East Bay Medical Center. He is very happily married to his wife, Kristen, a licensed architect, and mother of their two children at EB. Paul’s appreciation of multiculturalism is innate; he grew up in a polyglot immigrant family with a cultural heritage encompassing Italy, Bohemia, Malta, Greece, and the Middle East.
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Stephanie Walton
Development Committee Co-Chair
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Stephanie Walton

Development Committee Co-Chair
BA of Broadcast Journalism and Spanish, Pepperdine University Stephanie Walton is the mother of two children at EB. Steph and her family feel privileged to belong to the EB community. She is passionate about the relationships she has developed with the wonderful EB families and fund raising for the school. Steph is a mortgage banker, singer in the EB parent band, Crisis, and host of The Lady Brain Show on Comcast television.
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Jaime Araujo-Bezian
Marketing Committee Co-Chair
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Jaime Araujo-Bezian

Marketing Committee Co-Chair
MBA, INSEAD Business School Jaime recently returned from France where she spent fourteen years working in the wine industry, first at LVMH and then later with Terravina, the marketing and strategy consultancy she founded and ran for over ten years. Having worked predominantly in Europe and Asia, Jaime came back to California in 2016 to become a partner in her family’s new wine, Accendo Cellars, based in the Napa Valley. With her came a French husband, Stephane, and two bilingual and bicultural children, for whom a bilingual education was a key priority of the move back to the US. Having been lucky enough to find a school as wonderful as EB, it seemed logical to find a way to participate more fully in the life of the school and give back to this very unique and special institution. Jaime helped with the wine auction at the Gala in April 2017 and has also served on the Marketing Committee. 
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Jean-Philippe Kouakou-Zebouah
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Jean-Philippe Kouakou-Zebouah

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.
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Aaron Ross
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Aaron Ross

B.A. in Philosophy, Cornell University Aaron Ross has served as Talend’s General Counsel since August 2015. Prior to joining Talend, Aaron held senior in-house legal roles at technology companies Flex, Atmel and Technicolor. Prior to going in-house, Aaron was an associate in the London and Paris offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and the San Francisco offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University and a J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
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Christine Beliveau
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Christine Beliveau

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.
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Pria Hidisyan
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Pria Hidisyan

Master of Law and Practice in Urban Planning, University of Southern California
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Steve Levine
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Steve Levine

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.
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Karine Tripier
Parents' Association Francophone co-president
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Karine Tripier

Parents' Association Francophone co-president
BA in Computer Science and Networking, Institut National des Télécommunications Karine Tripier joined the EB board in 2018, after 3 years at the PA Board as Room Rep Coordinator for the Lower School and Middle School. Karine is a French citizen who moved to the South Bay in 2000, and then moved to Berkeley in 2014. She has held product management and program management roles at leading software and hardware companies. Currently at NETGEAR, Karine manages the program management team deploying networking devices and applications in Cloud. Karine and her husband have three daughters: two alumni and one attending EB at the Lower School. When not involved in the EB community, Karine enjoys cycling, hiking and skiing.
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Brian Turner
Parents' Association Anglophone co-president
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Brian Turner

Parents' Association Anglophone co-president
MS, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley Master of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
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Emmanuelle Ragot
Faculty representative
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Emmanuelle Ragot

Faculty representative
Emma Ragot is originally from the Western region of Vendée in France. She studied psychology and education and taught at the elementary level for nine years in the south of France. In 2002, she and her family moved to Berkeley to start a new adventure. Two years later, she was hired at EB to teach in Preschool, and then in K and most recently, in 1st and 2nd grades. Emma has three children who have all gone through EB, two of them have graduated and are now at Cal and St Mary´s College High School and the youngest one, Eliott, is in Grade 3. Besides spending time with her family and teaching, Emma enjoys reading, cooking, camping, attending to her vegetable garden and her chickens!
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Pascal Hoffmann
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Pascal Hoffmann

MBA, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Master of Engineering, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech) in Paris Pascal Hoffmann grew up in France and spent most of his adult life in the Bay Area. Pascal has 20+ years of professional experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing, and management consulting, most recently with McKinsey and Accenture. Pascal is passionate about learning and teaching. He started teaching Mathematics in High School, taught Financial Derivatives in the ESCP Business school in Paris, and taught several professional courses. He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Master of Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech) in Paris. Pascal and his spouse Tegan have two sons, one of whom is at EB.
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Stephanie Sullivan
Development Committee Co-chair
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Stephanie Sullivan

Development Committee Co-chair
Master of Science in Nursing, Columbia University Stephanie Sullivan serves as the co-chair of Development on the EB Board. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with 20 years experience in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. She was born and raised in San Francisco, completed a BA in evolutionary biology at UCSB, then went on to complete a BSN and MSN (Nursing) at Columbia University. Her professional experience has included non-profit clinical practice and management, academic medicine (UCSF), and for the last ten years, gynecologic oncology at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been active in the EB community in many volunteer capacities, including as the Annual Fund Vice/Co-Chair. Stephanie and Paul have two children at EB.
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Mark Westover
Vice-Chair
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Mark Westover

Vice-Chair
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.
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Patrice Zauret
Faculty representative
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Patrice Zauret

Faculty representative
Patrice is from Côte d'Ivoire. He graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure and University from Abidjan with a bachelor degree in literature and a teaching credentials. He works for few year in Abidjan as a French teacher in high school and a technical institution. He joined EB in 1997. He is passionate about sport and coaches soccer. He cares about his family and friends. He has two kids at EB, King in G2, and Prince in TPS. He enjoys spending some times walking in the nature or fishing and reading.