Board of Directors and Officers

Board of Directors

Carmen Ana Reyes - President
Sabine Kerael- Treasurer
Pierrette Lacour - Secretary

Born in Burgundy…in Dallas and a member of the Alliance Française for close to 30 years…Pierrette lives in Oak Cliff and works as assistant to Dr. Richard Brettell, The Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art & Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas.

She is also coordinator for FRAME in North America (French Regional American Museum Exchange), a consortium of 25 regional museums (12 French, 12 American and 1 Canadian, see whose purpose is to promote regional museums and their collections in both countries. Pierrette has two sons, Pierre and Paul and one daughter, Jeanne.

Paola Buckley
Jean-Hugues Romain
Laurent Spamer
Matthew Wallach


Beatrice Recoussine - Executive Director

Béatrice Recoussine moved to Dallas in 2011.

A Master in Psychology from Bordeaux University (France), Beatrice Recoussine started her career as a Human Resources agent in France. Moving to the city of Casablanca (Morocco) in July 2005, she pursued her career of a school teacher and trainer before joining the Consulate General of France in Casablanca where she mainly set up the Job Training Center for people seeking employment, training, and/or business. A mother of three, she arrived in Dallas in the fall with her husband who was relocated to Dallas.


Laurence Orleans - Office Manager
Desiree Brienne - Pedagogical Coordinator