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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

Pria Hidisyan's picture
Pria Hidisyan
Board of Trustees Co-Chair
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Pria Hidisyan

Board of Trustees Co-Chair
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.
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Mark Westover
Board of Trustees Co-Chair
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Mark Westover

Board of Trustees Co-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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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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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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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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David Abernathy
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Alexandre Bayen
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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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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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Alexandra Erman
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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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Kristen Sidell
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Hannah Stott-Bumsted
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Alex LaGatta
Parents' Association Francophone co-president
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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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Michelle Mebine
Faculty Representative
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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.