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Appointed 2023

General Counsel, SunVest Solar, LLC
Former Chief Legal Officer, Renesas Electronics Corporation
Adjunct Professor, University of Tokyo
Juris Doctorate, Northwestern University 2009

Appointed 2021

Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Masters, Finance & Law Emlyon Business School
Audit Committee Member SFMOMA
Native French Speaker

Appointed 2017

Sales Enablement & Support Manager, Renesas Electronics
Former Product Marketer
Former UCLA Alumni Scholarship Selection Committee Co-Chair (Silicon Valley Region)
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Silicon Valley Native

Appointed 2021

Global Workplace Strategist, Cepheid
Former Architect, Studio DesignLink 
Dual BA Architecture / Near Eastern Studies and Paralegal University of California, Berkeley


Appointed 1997

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

Appointed 2023

Appointed 2023

Joie Lê
Appointed 2016
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

Joanna Sobala

Appointed 2018
MA in Economics, SJSU
MA in English, University of Toronto
TESL Certificate, University of Toronto
Hon BA in English and Philosophy, University of Toronto
College Instructor at Mission College, WVMCCD

Pete Woodhouse

Appointed 2018
Pete is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sibly, with 30 years of experience as a developer and leader in technology organizations.
Pete started his career as a Software Engineer in Hewlett-Packard, moving into management roles and working at various companies in a number of countries. He has worked as an engineering leader or consultant at companies including H-P, Agilent Technologies, PRTM, Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung. Pete was at PayPal for seven years in various positions, including building PayPal’s Global Solutions Engineering team, scaling from 13 to 150 engineers and most recently as CTO of PayPal’s Credit Division, delivering products for consumer and merchant credit in a $1B division.
In addition to serving as Sibly’s CTO, Pete regularly advises and mentors engineering managers across various industries. He is a mentor for a number of startups in the Santa Clara University Miller Center for Global Social Entrepreneurship program.
He has a B.Sc. In Electronics Engineering from Plymouth University (UK) and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
In his spare time, Pete enjoys spending time with his family, goofing around with technology and racing large sailboats. He lives in San Jose with his wife Nousheen and daughter Sophia, who is in 3rd grade at FASSV.

Anne-Loraine Bahi

Appointed 2015
Ph.D. Mathematics Paris VI
FASSV Alumni Coordinator
Former FASSV PTA Co-President
Former Parent (Class of 2008, 2010 and 2012)

Cyril Isnard

Appointed 2017
Retired International luxury Hospitality Industry Executive. Managed large hotels in France and in the USA for Fairmont, Meridien, All Nippon Airways and EuroDisney in San Jose, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston and Paris.
Married with Carole who is the Executive Assistant of the Mountain View -Los Altos School District Superintendent. Father of 3 grown sons who attended French-American schools in San Francisco and in Paris.

Chris Chay

Appointed 2014
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)
Former Parent

Christine Saint Georges

Appointed 2016
DEC (Diplome d’Expertise Comptable)
MS in Computer Science
Executive MBA
Associate Director of Finance at Stanford University

Gil Mendez

Appointed 2012
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)

Michele Vospette-Kraemer

Appointed 2017
M.S. in Meteorology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
B.S. Sciences, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Former FASSV PTA President
Alumni Parent (class of 2017, 2013, and 2007)

Francis Rolland

Appointed 2011
MBA diploma HEC 1976.
Realtor in the Bay Area since 1985.
Past finance & cost control manager, in charge of information systems.
Alumni parent.

Lorraine D’Ambruoso

Appointed 2011
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

Hervé le Mansec

Appointed 1992
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

Appointed 1992
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

Appointed 2003
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

Appointed 2007
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

Appointed 2010
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

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

Teresa Holland

Appointed 2007
BA English Literature (Cal State University Northridge)
Tax Principal, Family Office Services
Certified Financial Planner
Alumni Parent

Kenneth Hall

Appointed 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)

Helen Chan

Bernard Moreau

Appointed 1999
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.