Barbara Bouquegneau

Executive Director

Barbara Bouquegneau

Barbara has worked at the French Cultural Center for more than 20 years. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in electrical engineering from her native Belgium, where she pursued research in biomedical engineering, and another in film production from Boston University, that led her to produce a number of independent films. Barbara has been at the very heart of the Center her whole career: from Film Assistant to Executive Director, Barbara has evolved through various positions such as Cultural Programs Manager, Director of Programs and Communications, and Chief Operating Officer. Her career has enabled her to forge many friendships and ties in the local Francophone and Francophile communities.

Barbara has represented the Center and Alliance Française of Boston throughout the years and has most recently been appointed board member of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA. An avid reader and film buff, Barbara presents the Center’s monthly ciné-club and relishes discussions with each enthusiastic audience.

She is committed to pursuing the extraordinary mission of the French Cultural Center and believes that the Francophone world is worth exploring in all its different cultures. She wishes that visitors of the Center experience the welcome embrace of French and Francophone cultures together, as a community.

Our Staff


Adrien Argentero

Communications Officer

Every day brings an opportunity to learn from each other. The Center is rich by the experience, multiculturalism and multilingualism of its team and being a part of it is a delight.
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Christianne Beasley

Head Librarian

I feel fortunate to play a small part in the promotion of French literature in the United States. I look forward to sharing my passion for French and libraries with each member of the Center's community.
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Benjamin Capellari

Executive Assistant - Office Manager

Wonders are built where cultures meet.
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Hayley Fallon

Education Administrator

My French journey has taken me across the ocean, across the country, across the Saint Lawrence, and now to Boston. I look forward to seeing where it will take each of our visitors!
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Anna Hirson-Sagalyn

Head Receptionist, Office Manager

I am constantly enthused by the vivacity of the Center’s visitors, their curiosity and openness.
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Elisabeth Karnoub

Director of Education

Being multilingual has allowed me to travel to many different places and meet great people along the way!
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Ingrid Marquardt

Library Assistant

I am consistently amazed by the people, opportunities, and joy that French has brought into my life. I look forward to sharing my love of libraries and language with our visitors!
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Fabrizio Mazzetta

Adult Programs Manager

If language is a positive factor contributing to a better knowledge of a specific culture, multilingualism is an unending source of great discoveries.
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Amanda McGuire

Events Manager

I fell in love with French language and culture on my first trip to Paris many years ago. Though I don't get to go back as often as I'd like, walking through the doors of the French Cultural Center every morning is like taking a red-eye to Europe, minus the jetlag.
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Jessica Nussenbaum

Cultural Programs Manager

Through our cultural events we strive to promote the similarities and exchanges across geographical, national or historical boundaries. I am happy to contribute to fostering Franco-American relationships.
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Donna Rebibo


I have met people who have become friends and introduced me to different foods, music, etc., while showing me how alike we all are.
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Kate Riester

Senior Development Advisor

I am passionate about working with our team to promote cultures and a language that bring significant joy and inspiration to our Francophile community.
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Joshua Stone

Marketing Associate / Graphic Design

Being at the French Cultural Center allows me to be surrounded by new cultural experiences daily.
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Pierre-Antoine Tiberi

Youth Programs Manager

I like to think we play a small part in shaping the current and future global citizens of our community.
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Our Teachers


Sally Assaad

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Evelyne Ayivi

Dakar, Senegal
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Benjamin Capellari

Paris, France
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Sandra Chaouche

France and Tunisia
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Mégan Christ

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Héloïse Darcq

Evry, France
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Julien Delbasty

Dordogne, France
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Liz Frothingham

Boston, MA
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Stéphanie Maksimenko

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Sophie Lowery

Paris, France
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Nora Massoc

Lorraine, France
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Camille Pécastaings-Christie

Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Patricia Richoux

Brussels, Belgium
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Rafik Taileb

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Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria
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Athie Tschibelu

Democratic Republic of Congo
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