Serving all of Louisiana

Board Of Directors

David Amoss, Chair damoss@lfno.org
Luke Clary, Vice Chair & Treasurer lclary@lfno.org
Carson Strickland, Secretary cstrickland@lfno.org
Michael Williams, Immediate Past Chair mwilliams@lfno.org

Dr. Lisa Tropez-Arceneaux, larceneaux@lfno.org
Margarete Wabnig, mwabnig@lfno.org
Ben Castoriano, bcastoriano@lfno.org
Luc Soleau, lsoleau@lfno.org

JOIN THE LFNO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The LFNO Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for new board members; Lycée parents are not eligible at this time. If you are interested in shaping the future of Lycée, we encourage you to check out the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools’ website. You will find FAQs, highlights of the past year, videos and even a 10-point “I’m Ready” checklist to help guide your decision to apply for a position on the board. Interested candidates need to fill out The TOP Shelf application. Please specify your interest in participating on the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans Board of Directors in the application section entitled “Your Motivation” or in the section beginning “Please share anything else…”  Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to Lycée.

For public records request, please contact Marina Schoen, CEO & Custodian of Public Records. Email: mschoen@lfno.org . Phone: 504.620.5500.

Board By-Laws

David Amoss

Chair
David Amoss, CFA is an Equity Research Analyst covering the Midstream and Upstream energy sectors with Heikkinen Energy Advisors. Prior to joining Heikkinen, Mr. Amoss covered the Upstream energy sector at Howard Weil and Iberia Capital Partners. He previously worked as an economic consultant for AECOM in both Chicago and Sydney Australia, specializing in front-end traffic and revenue forecasting for transportation and energy projects. Mr. Amoss is a CFA Charterholder and currently serves on the Board of CFA Society of Louisiana where he has held the positions of President and Treasurer previously. He has been a member of the Finance Committee at LFNO since 2014 and was Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Board of Crimestoppers New Orleans. David lives in Lakeview with his wife Missy and their three children.

Michael Williams

Immediate Past Chair

Carson Strickland

Secretary
Carson Strickland is a financial advisor at Stokes & Hubbell Capital Management, an
independent investment advisory firm in New Orleans. In that role, he conducts investment research and management, as well as financial planning services, for a wide range of individuals, businesses and retirement plans throughout the Gulf Coast area. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional and earned his BA from the University of Georgia and JD from Tulane Law School.A native New Orleanian, Carson appreciates the opportunity to serve on the Lycée Board of Directors and help continue the school’s educational mission within the community. He lives in the University area of New Orleans with his wife and two children.

Luke Clary

Vice-Chair, Treasurer
Luke joined the board in 2014. He is a CPA at the professional services firm PwC, in New Orleans. Luke lives in Lakeview with his wife Rebecca and their two children and is proud to be a part of the Lycée community.

Dr. Lisa L. Tropez-Arceneaux

Board Member
Lisa L. Tropez-Arceneaux, Psy.D. is a Pediatric Psychologist in New Orleans, Louisiana where she conducts psychological evaluations for children and adolescents. She also works with Physicians for Peace where she currently provides training and pediatric burn care to patients in South and Central America.

Dr. Tropez-Arceneaux received her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2006, she was awarded for her Excellence in Clinical Work with the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse in the prevention of adolescent dating violence and as well as her work with the military and local Hawaiian population from 2001-2005. Dr. Tropez-Arceneaux completed her clinical training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, her internship at Howard University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C. and her Fellowship in Pediatric Burn Psychology at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Baltimore, Maryland.

Margarete Wabnig

Board Member
Margarete Wabnig is a New Orleans native, born and raised. She is overjoyed to return to New Orleans after 33 years of absence: 13 years in New York and 20 years overseas, primarily in Germany and Austria. In New York Margarete worked with Citibank in their management training program. She also served as a foreign currency trader. Fluent in French and German, she became the European specialist for Foreign Exchange Sales. In Kronberg, Germany, Margarete helped fundraise for Nourish the Children and became a certified health coach. Today Margarete works in New Orleans as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty. She is the first Certified International Property Specialist in Louisiana. Margarete is also active with the Preservation Resource Center.

Luc Soleau

Board Member
Luc Soleau is a dual French-American citizen who was born and raised in France. Luc has a master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Tours in France, and holds an MBA from Tulane University – A.B Freeman School of Business. Luc founded The Soleau Group which specializes in exporting agricultural parts to Africa, the Caribbean and South America. He is the New Orleans Vice President of the French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Chapter. He practices Hapkido and is currently training for his black belt. His wife, Jeanne, is a native New Orleanian and they live in the city with their two sons, Martin and Simon.

Ben Castoriano

Secretary
Ben Castoriano is a dual French-American citizen who has lived in New Orleans for more than 10 years. He moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane Law School in 2004 and now practices law primarily in the area of commercial litigation at the law firm Frilot L.L.C. He was born in France, attended a school in London throughout his childhood, followed by public high school in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and University in Richmond, Virginia. Ben has always had a strong interest in education and seeks to bring his diverse cultural and educational experiences to the Lycée Board of Directors. He is also actively involved in the French-American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter. Ben has greatly enjoyed his time so far serving on the Lycée Board and looks forward to the school’s continued success and growth in the future.

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS & AGENDAS

  • Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, July 30 at 6:30PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding public meeting of the Board of Directors on Monday, July 30 at 6:30 PM. The committee will meet at 600 Eleonore Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.  The agenda can be found here: bit.ly/2OhZaNz Our Mission is that Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into the finest colleges and universities […]
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding public meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 PM. The committee will meet at 600 Eleonore Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.  The agenda can be found here:  Our Mission is that Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into the finest colleges and universities […]
  • Nominating Committee Meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding public meeting of the Nominating Committee Meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:45 PM. The committee will meet at 600 Eleonore Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. This meeting is for the nomination of board members, not for the new CEO position. The agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/2JqQXnl Our Mission is […]
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 PM – SPECIAL MEETING

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding public meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:30 PM. The committee will meet at 5951 Patton Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. Please note this meeting will be held in the Resto! cafeteria and include the announcement of the next CEO. The agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/2GZvJe0 […]

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Updated April 18, 2018.