Board of Directors

Michael Henry: Chairman of the Board (President-
Dr. Paul Gerson: President (MD)
Sujiro Seam: Vice President (Consul General – French Consulate)

Caroline Guirette: Secretary (Physician)
Chris Williams: Treasurer (Rocaceia Energy Services)

Chris Brown: Board Member (Houston City Comptroller)
Sylvie Christophe: Board Member (Cultural Attache – French Consulate)
Isabelle Kieffer:
Board Member (Vice President Finance -Refining & Petrochemicals USA at TOTAL)
Gary Gerson:
Board Member (Philanthropist)
Yvonamor Palix:
Board Member (Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts)
Geoffroy Petit:
Board Member (President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Houston)
Jean-François Poupeau: Board Member (Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Communication Schlumberger Limited)
Nikki Suarez: Board Member (Camp For All; Lulac)
Thierry Simien: Board Member (Consultant)

Dallas/Fort Worth
Kaki Hopkins

Paris, France
Dominique Chastres: Project Manager, TFAA Paris (International Cultural Agency – France

Advisory Board

TFAA Chair: Jane Seam
Frederick Baldwin & Wendy Watriss: President and Artistic Director – Fotofest
Matthew Dirst:
 Artistic Director – Ars Lyrica
Todd Frasier:
 Executive Director – Young Audiences of Houston
Joseph Havel:
 Director – Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Rich Levy:
 Director – Inprint
Marian Luntz:
 Curator – Film Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Claudia Schmuckli: Curator – Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston
Sixto Wagan: Director of the Center for Arts Leadership at University of Houston
Lina Corinth: Executive Assistant to ENGIE and Sister Cities of Houston Director-at-large


Karine Parker-Lemoyne: Executive & Program Director
Patricia Rozenberg: Project Manager
Caroline Edmundson: Communication & Project Assistant


Anne-Lise Billeri: Communication
Alyssa Chavez: Communication




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