Board of Directors


BS: Civil Engineering (Michigan State University)
MS Masters in Construction Management (Michigan State University)
Director of Facilities and Capital Planning (Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences)
Former Foreign Service Officer (United States Department of State)


MBA diploma HEC 1976.
Realtor in the Bay Area since 1985.
Past finance & cost control manager, in charge of information systems.
Alumni parent.


BA:  Major in French and Philosophy – University of Santa Clara
Past President of AATF-NC (American Association of Teachers of French-Northern California)
Past President of FLASCC (Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County) and of
Executive Director of CLTA (California of Language Teachers’ Association)
Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques


MA in Education and MBA
Past substitute and ESL teacher, French immersion school, Petite – 8th grade
Past Industry Technical Training Manager, Instructional Designer, and Instructor
Technology Marketing Manager in Education, Semiconductor, and Service Provider Markets
Alumni parent


MA – Instructional Technology (San Jose State University) & Special Education
(University of Santa Clara)
BA – French, University of California, Berkeley
Past President of AATF-NC (American Association of Teachers of French-Northern California) and of FLASCC (Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County)
Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Acad


BA: Major in French and Spanish – Fresno State University
Past President of FLASCC (Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County)
Past President of CLTA (California Language Teachers’ Association)
Governor’s Representative on CWLP (California World Language Project)


Ph.D. Mathematics Paris VI
FASSV Alumni Coordinator
Former FASSV PTA Co-President
Former Parent (Class of 2008, 2010 and 2012)



Senior Attorney/Interim General Counsel, Paragon Legal Group
Former General Counsel and Head of IP, Samsung Electronics, US R&D Center
Former General Counsel, TeleNav, Inc.
Former, Associate General Counsel, Kineto Wireless, Inc.
Board Member and Member of Finance Committee, Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
Member, Women’s General Counsel Network (WGCN)
Corporate Mentor, Everwise Inc.
Doctorate, Law, Santa Clara University 1994
Member, California State Bar
Alumni parent


DEC (Diplome d’Expertise Comptable)
MS in Computer Science
Executive MBA
Associate Director of Finance at Stanford University

Hervé le Mansec

FASSV co-founder
Past President of the Alliance Française of Santa Clara Valley
Past Professor of French Language and Culture University of California,Santa Cruz
Past Honorary Consul of France in San Jose

Colette Siegel

FASSV co-founder
Language Studies at University of La Sorbonne and London University
Past President of the Alliance Française of Santa Clara Valley
Past Teacher of French

Dale Freeman

Lawyer in immigration & nationality law
B.A. Yale University and J.D. from Harvard University
Former teacher at University High School (San Francisco)
Former teacher at the Chinese University (Hong Kong)

Anne-Marie Brest

MS in Electrical Engineering (California Institute in Technology, Pasadena)
Diplome d’ingenieur (Ecole Superieure en Electronique et Electrontechnique)
Past Electronic Industry Consulting Services Director, Project Manager, Instructor, Consulting Engineer
Independant Consultant (Professional Services, Project Management, Change Management)
Alumni Parent

Virginie Metivier

MS in Electrical Engineering (ENSEEIHT, Toulouse)
Biomedical equipment master’s programme (University of Technology, Compiegne)
Past product manager, sales & business development manager
Alumni Parent

Alain Labat

1992 and 2010
FASSV co-founder, former Chairman of the Board
Business executive
Diploma of INSEEC, France
MBA, International Management
Alumni parent

Teresa Holland

BA English Literature (Cal State University Northridge)
Tax Principal, Family Office Services
Certified Financial Planner
Alumni Parent

Kenneth Hall

1996 and 2012
BS in Business Administration (Accounting, Economics)
Past accounting professor at De Anza College
Past President of Kiwanis club of Cupertino
Certified Public Accounting
Alumni parent (one of the original seven founding families of FASSV)

Bernard Moreau

MA in French Literature and Education (Université de Lille)
Honorary Member of the American Association of Teachers of French
Past Linguistic Attaché at the French Embassy (Sweden and USA)
Past Advisor for Technology in Higher Education at the French Ministry of Education (Paris)
Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Past Head of School

*Board members are added by invitation only, based on the community contacts, skills, and experience needed by the board at the time.