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Board Of Directors

Michael Williams, Chair mwilliams@lfno.org
Mary Jacobs Jones, Vice-Chair mjacobsjones@lfno.org
Ben Castoriano, Secretary bcastoriano@lfno.org
Luke Clary, Treasurer lclary@lfno.org
Alysson Mills, Immediate Past Chair amills@lfno.org

Dr. Lisa Tropez-Arceneaux, larceneaux@lfno.org
Tim Graytgray@lfno.org
Margarete Wabnig, mwabnig@lfno.org
David Amoss, damoss@lfno.org

For public records request, please contact Keith Bartlett, Principal, CEO & Custodian of Public Records. Email: kbartlett@lfno.org. Phone: 504.620.5500.

Board By-Laws

Michael Williams

Chair
Michael Williams is a Shareholder at Liskow and Lewis APLC.  He joined the Board in 2013 and was re-elected to a serve a second term which will expire in June 2018.  Michael received his undergraduate degree from Samford University and received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Michael and his wife, Linh, have four children and live in Metairie.

Mary Jacobs Jones

Vice-Chair
Mary Jones is a Project Director with The New Teacher Project (TNTP). Her work with TNTP focuses on talent management, most specifically implementing human capital strategies, including support for recruitment and retention for large and urban districts, the implementation of teacher evaluation systems and targeted talent coaching and feedback.

Prior to joining TNTP, Mary worked for WestEd and collaborated with state departments in Kansas, Nevada and Pennsylvania on standards alignment and assessment. Mary started her career as a high school English teacher, a mentor teacher and a Fulbright scholar.

Mary holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Public Policy from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from San Francisco State University.

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 private 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.

Luke Clary

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.

Alysson Mills

Immediate Past Chair
Alysson joined the board in 2013 and is serving a two-year term. She is a lawyer at the law firm Fishman Haygood, LLP, in New Orleans. She is proud to be a part of the Lycée community.

Tim Gray

Board Member
Tim Gray was elected to the board in April 2013. He served as the 2013-2014 board chair. He was recently re-elected to serve a second term which will expire in June 2017. Tim and his wife Robin have five children. His family has lived in New Orleans since May 2010. A phi beta kappa graduate of Millsaps College, Tim received his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1995. He is now partner in the law firm of Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP. Tim’s prior non profit experience includes serving as chair of the board of Goodwill Industries in Jackson, Mississippi.

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.

David Amoss

Board Member
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.

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS & AGENDAS

  • Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, April 10 at 6:30 PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding a public meeting of the Board of Directors at Carrollton Campus, 1333 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Monday, April 10 at 6:30 PM. The agenda may be found here: LFNO Board Agenda April 10 2017 Our Mission: Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into […]
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, March 13 at 6:30 PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding a public meeting of the Board of Directors at Carrollton Campus, 1333 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 PM. The agenda may be found here: LFNO Board Agenda March 13 meeting Our Mission: Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into […]
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, February 20 at 6:30 PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding a public meeting of the Board of Directors at Carrollton Campus, 1333 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Monday, February 20 at 6:30 PM. The agenda may be found here: LFNO Board Agenda February 20 2017 meeting Our Mission: Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate […]
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, January 9 at 6:30 PM

    Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be holding a public meeting of the Board of Directors at Carrollton Campus, 1333 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Monday, January 7 at 6:30 PM. The agenda may be found here: lfno-board-agenda-january-9-2017 Our Mission: Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into the finest colleges and universities […]

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Updated March 14, 2017.