Staff & Governance

Each IFE program operates under the direction of a local Program Coordinator. Central administration and communication is carried out by IFE's Director and by the Outreach Manager.


The IFE team were/still are a haven for all their students, former and current. They were so kind and gave me so much support. They are one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and open-minded group of people you will meet

Jennifer. French, Marketing

IFE staff at 30th anniversary celebration in March, 2018. Former Paris staff Guillemette (from left) and Sarah, Outreach manager Emily, Brussels coordinator Sylvie, Paris coordinator Julie, Director Thomas, and former Co-Director Tim.



Thomas Roman, Director 

Emily Freeman, Outreach Manager



Nacho Ormaechea, program coordinator for the Asturias Field Study and Internship Program




Julie Corbé, program coordinator for the Paris Field Study and Internship Program

Dalphie Zowa-Sisalatoko, Paris program assistant



Tarek Amraoui, program coordinator for the Strasbourg Field Study and Internship Program



As legally stipulated for not-for-profit structures, a Board of Administrators oversees IFE operations, hiring, budget and finances. IFE operations in Spain are carried out under the aegis of the Spanish not-for-profit organization (Asociación sin ánimo de lucro) IFE Asturias, which enjoys formal affiliation with the University of Oviedo.

Board members

Timothy Carlson, Director Emeritus, IFE

Pascal Cauchy, Professor, Sciences Po (IEP Paris)

Stéphane Courtois, Historian, Senior Scientist of the National Scientific Research Foundation (CNRS)

Gilles Ferragu, Professor, University of Paris, Nanterre

Lucie Fougeron, Journalist at daily newspaper "l'Humanité" and "l'Humanité Magazine"

Lisa Gasbaronne, Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, USA

Antoine Picardat, Director of Family Services, City of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés

Thomas Roman, Director, IFE