Ecole Bilingue’s Board of Trustees’ purpose is to decide and enact policy that contributes to the benefit and longevity of Ecole Bilingue while fostering the school’s mission. The Board meets monthly to determine the long-term strategy for the school’s academic and financial success. Board members are not paid for their position and receive no financial benefits for their service.
2022-2023 Board of Trustees are:
Charlotte Collins Meade – Chair, is an attorney with Meade Young, LLC, and the mother of four children who attend Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Prior to forming Meade Young, LLC with her husband and law partner, Charlotte worked in the Professional Liability and Commercial Litigation department of Deutsch Kerrigan, LLC for twelve years. Charlotte graduated from the University of Virginia in 1999, and received her JD from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 2005. Between undergraduate and graduate school, Charlotte worked in Washington, D.C., first for the U.S. House of Representatives and later Adams and Reese, LLP. Charlotte enjoys gardening, running and spending time with her family and friends in New Orleans, where she grew up.
Clayton Randle – Vice-Chair, is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of RGP Partners and a Managing Director at Ajax Holdings. The firms’ primary focuses are hotel, restaurant, and real estate investments. Clayton has spent his career working in real estate investment banking and private equity for Bear Stearns Co, Inc, Eurohypo, AG, SVP, and Smith Barney in New York City and Southern California. Throughout his career, Clayton has been responsible for originating, underwriting, and structuring a variety of investment opportunities including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use assets, and operating company investments. Clayton graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he served on the Alumni Board of Directors from 2014-2017. Clayton was a Mayo Clinic Foundation Scholar. He served on the Executive Committee as Chairman for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute Board. He also served on the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) Board, was a New Orleans Junior Achievement Rising Star, was one of the 50 People to Watch in San Diego in 2013, and was a Knight Institute Community Catalyst in 2010. Clayton is married to Boo Randle, an interior designer, and have twins that have attended Ecole since they were two years old.
Edwin (Eddie) W. Dennard – Treasurer, is a physician and currently the Chairman of both the Academic Department of Family and Community Medicine at Tulane University and the Clinical Department of Family Medicine for Tulane University Hospital and Clinics. He also serves on the Tulane Medical Group’s Board of Directors and was the Chairman of its Clinical Compliance Operations Committee for ten years. Eddie is a lawyer and formerly a shareholder at Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans, where he practiced corporate finance law. He is a Navy veteran, having served as gunnery officer on the frigate USS McCandless in the Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets. He has a BA from Tulane University, a JD from Cornell, and an MD from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is a native of Houston, Texas, who came to New Orleans for college and decided to settle here. He is a father of four and a grandfather of three; his youngest child, Haydee, was a student at Ecole Bilingue for seven years, starting in Toute-Petite Section two months after Hurricane Katrina. She is grown now but still has French language fluency, EB’s lasting gift to her. Eddie and his wife, Malise, are francophiles and have remained friends with many in the EB community, attending picnics, Soirees and volunteering at Fête. They are committed to EB’s long-term growth and prosperity.
Maggie Runyan-Shefa – Secretary, is the Chief Operating Officer of New Schools for New Orleans and has been on the NSNO team since the fall of 2007. Maggie oversees NSNO’s school investment, school support, human capital investments, internal operations and organizational culture. In her time at NSNO Maggie has helped to fund or launch 31 schools, doubled the size of NSNO’s human capital portfolio, and was a chief architect of the Common Core programming offered to 33 schools across the city. Before coming to NSNO, Maggie founded and led KIPP STAR College Prep Charter School in Harlem, New York City and she is a graduate of the KIPP School Leadership Program. Under her leadership, KIPP STAR was among the highest performing open-enrollment public schools in Harlem and its graduates have gained acceptance into some of our nation’s finest college preparatory high schools and colleges. She was recognized by the Robin Hood Foundation with its Hero’s Award in 2004 and is a member of the 11th Cohort of Pahara Aspen Education Fellows. Maggie is a former Teach For America corps member (Mississippi Delta ’97) and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Charles Booker – Trustee, joined Advantage Capital Partners in 2003. Charles serves as Chief Operating Officer for BizCapital, the small business lending division of Advantage Capital. BizCapital has invested more than $500 million in promising small businesses since its inception in 1999. Charles is also involved in the firm’s capital raising transactions, national expansion efforts, sourcing and structuring of investment transactions, and portfolio monitoring. Charles has a wide variety of experience, including principal investing in real estate and real estate development. As an attorney, Mr. Booker worked in the real estate sections of Mayer, Brown and Platt in Houston and McGlinchey Stafford in New Orleans. As a commercial broker, he worked with Property One and Stirling Properties, focusing on retail properties. He also has worked in asset management and development for others and on his own real estate projects. Charles graduated magna cum laude from Tulane School of Law, where he was a member of the Tulane Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Vanderbilt University. In 2012, Charles was recognized with a “Leadership in Law” award by New Orleans CityBusiness. The award honors professionals who have helped move the legal community forward with energy, innovative ideas, achievements and a commitment to excellence. He is a former board member of the Preservation Resource Center and a current member of the PRC’s Historic Preservation Easement Committee.
Robin Borne – Trustee,
Robin Bordelon Borne, a native of Bayou Lafourche, has always been a part of our city’s rich hospitality industry. Formerly the first female Maitre’d of Commander’s Palace, Robin has since opened two businesses. Before having children, Robin owned söpö, a clothing and gifts boutique located in Mid City. Robin currently owns and operates Re:Borne Bakery, a local bakery business specializing in gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free baked goods. Robin served on the board of Friends of City Park for over 10 years with four years on the executive board. Robin and her husband Scott both had French speaking grandparents, a fact which played a big part in their decision to be a part of the EB community. Robin loves to spend time with her children, Millie, age 9, and George, age 6. Together, they enjoy cooking, gardening, music festivals, playing games, and visiting City Park.
Michael Henderson – Trustee, is an Associate General Counsel at Freddie Mac, responsible for managing a nationwide portfolio of litigation and disputes involving real estate, mortgage default issues, consumer protection laws, securities and contract matters. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Michael worked in private practice for 10 years representing various companies in a wide range of commercial disputes. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Florida State University and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Michael relocated to New Orleans in 2019 after stints in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami and Tampa. He and his wife, Shaneika, have 3 children at Ecole Bilingue.
Alissar Kellow – Trustee, is a strategist, motivator, and experienced healthcare leader with a passion for bringing forth the best in individuals and transforming teams through strategic planning and leadership development. She possesses a proven track record spanning more than fifteen years of consulting and leading strategic projets of HealthNet, Pacific Gas & Electric, Blue Shield of California, multiple local and international non-profits, and most recently, Ochsner. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Philosophy, attended Medical School and, when she realized that medicine was not her calling, completed a dual Masters degree in Health Administration and Epidemiology. She is PMI certified. Alissar moved to New Orleans from the Bay Area with her husband, Bashar and two children, Sarmed and Armani, in 2014. She is proud to call New Orleans her home.
Andrew Lapeyre – Honorary Member, is a graduate of Tulane University and is employed by Intralox, a world-wide conveyance solutions company, for 24 years. He is married to Crickett and they have twin daughters, Martha & Vivienne who attended Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orléans from 2003-2013. Additionally, Andrew volunteers as Assistant Treasurer for the Church of the Annunciation in New Orleans. He is a past President and has served on the Board of Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans since 2010.
Helen LeBourgeois – Trustee,
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Dauphine M. Sloan – Trustee,
Dauphine Sloan is Senior Professor of Practice and Undergraduate Advisor at the Department of Political Science, Tulane University, where she teaches International Development. She was previously Director of the Payson Graduate Program in Global Development at Tulane
University Law School. She received her Doctorate in Sociology and her Masters in Applied Modern Languages (English/Russian) from the University of Paris, as well as a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Soviet and East European Studies from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris
(Sciences Po Paris).
At Tulane, Dauphine has been teaching a number of core courses such as: Introduction to International Development, International Political and Economic Relations, and International Development Theories and Strategies since 1945. She also teaches a series of electives such as Migrants, Refugees and Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Development, Leadership and Management for Development, and Development in the Francophone World. Before her appointment as International Development full-time faculty, she was the Director of the French Language Program and Professor of Practice at the Department of French and Italian at Tulane, where she taught courses on French society, institutions, and media, as well as French language. Dauphine was previously Assistant Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, DC. Subsequently, she managed the ACE Program (Action for Cooperation in the field of Economics) in Brussels, a European Union assistance program to the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, funding research projects on all aspects of the region’s transition from planned to market
Scott Wolfe, Jr. – Trustee, is an entrepreneur who loves working on products that level playing fields and inspire passionate teams. The founder and CEO of Levelset, Scott raised $46M+ of venture capital and sold to Procore (NYSE: PCOR) in 2021 for $500M; the second largest venture-backed construction tech exit. Today, Scott is an advisor, investor, and/or board director to a number of startups and organizations, and is a leader in Procore’s fintech group, a startup division focused on capital, insurance, and risk products. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University, and his law degree from Loyola New Orleans College of Law.
Julien Worms – Trustee, is Vice President of Picardie which he founded in 2009 with his wife and business partner Christina Worms. Today the millwork and preservation shop has greatly grown with several major key projects, a 67,000 square foot facility in the Bywater, and 15 full-time employees. Julien grew up in France where at a very young age made the decision that would shape the rest of his life. At 15 years old, he left home to pursue his calling and start the rigorous training at France’s most prestigious trade school les Compagnons du Devoir du tour de France. There he learned and mastered the skill of timber framing and millwork throughout his 10-year training. Today Julien is on the Board of Directors for the French-American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter and an active member of the Preservation Resource Center. He participates in volunteer projects throughout the Gulf coast for organizations like the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio. He is also a part of the Timber Framers Guild, the Architectural Woodwork Institute, and will forever be a part of les Compagnons du Devoir. Julien and his wife have three children, Pierre, Didier, and Jean, who all attend Ecole Bilingue.
Julie Fabian – Chair Emeritus
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