All Executive Committee Operations Advisory Committee Adult Education Board of Directors

Jessica Strauss

French Teacher

Jessica Strauss is a Francophile at her core. She has had the immense privilege of living in France on three separate occasions including Angers, Cholet, and Poitiers. Her decade of teaching experience has centered on international education. Having graduated with a degree in both French and Theatre from Butler University, she is enthusiastic about sharing […]

Jocelyne Kongolo

Board member; Treasurer

Jocelyne Kongolo is of French, Central-African and Portuguese descent and has been living in Indianapolis for the last 11 years. She has spent the greater part of the professional life in banking; in the last 3 years has transitioned as a self-employed French-Sango-English interpreter for medical and judicial worlds as well as for educational and […]

Julien Simon

Director, Education Program

Julien is a native of the Loire Valley region in France. He is currently an Associate Professor of French and Spanish at Indiana University East and has taught these two languages in the US for more than twenty years.

Jean Minka

President & Executive Director

With Jean's leadership, the Organization has attained a 501c3 status, improved the balance sheet and ensured compliance of financial statements with GAAP, and established its first ever headquarters at the heart of the multi culture-trendy city of Carmel, Indiana.