Board Of Directors
JOIN THE LFNO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The LFNO Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for new board members. 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.
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.
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 three children and is proud to be a part of the Lycée community.
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.
Immediate Past Chair
Michael is a Shareholder at Liskow and Lewis APLC. He joined the Board in 2013 and served as Board Chair from 2016-2018. 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.
Dr. Lisa L. Tropez-Arceneaux
Dr. 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.
Graham is an attorney and the founder and Principle of Bosworth Legal, LLC. He was raised in
New Orleans and is a graduate of the Orleans Parish Public School System. Since returning to New Orleans after law school, Graham spent five years in the District Attorney’s Office. In 2010, he formed his own private practice handling criminal defense and civil litigation. In 2016, Graham was appointed judge, pro tempore, of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section “D.”
Graham also serves on a number of boards and committees, including serving as the Chair of the Louisiana Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee and President of the Board of the Southeastern Louisiana Adult Soccer Association, as well as serving as a member of the Broad Community Connections Board of Directors and the Lift, Louisiana Advisory Board. Graham is also the former Chair and President of the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors.
Graham and his wife, Amy, are raising two children in New Orleans. His eldest daughter attends Lycée Français. He is committed to the continued improvement of public education in New Orleans, and the growth and success of Lycée specifically, and is honored to be serving on the Lycée board.
I served on a K-8 School District for 12 years in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago. I was publically elected 3 terms each 4 years, 11 of which the Board President. Those years taught me the many the facets of a global perspective of education. There was no term limit and I am sure that if we did not move to New Orleans, I might be serving still. I also served as a board member and then President for Youth Outlook, a non-for-profit in the Chicago area for 5 years. I also started my own non-profit, The Outreach House, 10+ years ago, providing services to low-income families with young children. My husband Richard, a Graphic Artist/Web Designer and daughter MacKenzie, Loyola Graduate, have lived New Orleans since 2013.
As a Community Social Worker, currently a Social Service Coordinator with Jefferson Parish Head Start, I feel strongly that early engagement of children and parents in school, produces positive outcomes for life. Being a resident of the Carrolton area, I am committed to the vision of Lycee and am dedicated to the rebuild of the Priestly School, for the children of New Orleans. Being familiar with the school district model, I am committed to the children in the Carrolton area to be able to also attend a neighborhood school of such high quality and standards of LFNO.
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.
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Updated September 17, 2018.