Board Members of FFFA

Honorary Chair:
Phillip Frost, M.D.

President:
Melissa Patrylo
Ms Patrylo is university professor of school administration and curriculum. She is also a partner in an educational consulting company and is a former senior high school principal and French teacher. She is a recipient of the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques’ by the French government.

Vice President:
Steve Edelsteinl
Steve Edelstein is a founding member of the FFFA and an attorney at law. His firm, law offices of Steven A. Edelstein, which is located in Coral Gables, represents many French non-profit organizations in South Florida. He was also named ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite’ and more recently ’Officier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’honneur’ by the French government.

Vice President:
Jean-Pierre Miquel
Jean-Pierre has served on the boards of numerous for profit and non-profit organizations in the US. He is a decorated veteran of the Algerian war and was knighted in the order of the Crown by HRM King Baldwyn I of Belgium. More recently he was named ’Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite’ by the French government.

Secretary:
Mimi Gregory
Mimi is the President of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA and of the Alliance Française of Bonita Springs. She is also the Program Chairman of the Naples, Florida Council on World Affairs.

Secretary:
Denise-Marie Nieman
Denise-Marie Nieman is a government lawyer who enjoys creative writing, all things French, and traveling to Paris often.

Treasurer:
Aline Darmouni
Managing Partner & CEO, EXCO US Atrium Aline DARMOUNI has been a Miami resident for 8 years with her family. Aline is a French Expert Compatible Fellow ACCA and CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Partner and CEO at EXCO US ATRIUM in Miami, a full-service CPA firm that assists European companies and entrepreneurs in setting up their foot in the US since 2010.

Officers:

Jacques Brion

Michele Wiseheart

Brigitte van den Hove Smith

Fausto de la Cruz

Members:

Barbara Frey

Honorary members:

Clément Leclerc
Consul General of the French Consulate in Miami

Vanessa Selk
Cultural Attache of the French Consulate in Miami

Kimberley Gaultier
Cultural Officer of the French Consulate in Miami
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Martine Johnston
Cultural Officer of the French Consulate in Miami
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Last modified on 17/08/2017

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