Beatrice Carrot, President
In 2006 Beatrice had the honor of meeting Christian and Marie-France des Pallières, founders of “Pour un Sourire d’Enfant” during their French fundraising tour. Their outstanding effort and impact to elevate children from poverty to dignity in Cambodia compelled her to establish the US chapter of PSE (aka “For a Child’s Smile” ) when she relocated with her family of six in the the Bay Area. As President of “For a Child’s Smile”, Beatrice incessantly volunteered and worked towards converting the entity to a 501(c)(3), under the name “American Friends of PSE”, in 2020. Beatrice holds a Masters from EM Lyon Business School, and has contributed her in-depth knowledge to pro-profit as well as non-profit organizations over the last 20 years.
Brigitte Zelenko, SECRETARY
Brigitte was born in Lyon, France. Before moving to Washington DC in 2000, she worked for a French consultancy firm, Cegos, as a finance and banking consultant in Paris.
Since her arrival in the United States, she has worked for several non-profit entities as Treasurer or CFO. Alongside this work, Brigitte also paints and sculpts and has used her organizational skills to plan various art events. Brigitte joined PSE (For a child’s smile) in 2016 and has held the position of Treasurer ever since and was recently appointed Secretary of the Board
Delphine Magnier, TREASURER
Delphine was born in Marseille, France. A finance professional, Delphine moved to California in 2007 to serve as the Chief Financial Officer at Shopping.com, an eBay company. In 2015, she decided to follow her passion for food and entrepreneurship with a career change by co-founding and managing Les COOKettes catering company in San Francisco. She joined PSE (For a Child’s Smile) in 2021, as the Treasurer
Katherine has supported PSE over nearly a decade with translation projects, fund raising, and sponsoring. She studied writing pedagogy at the University of California San Diego, and has been involved in education, tech, and Internet startups. At ROLM, the company that invented voicemail, she worked in employee communications. At Softbank Expos, she was an early witness to the Web explosion, working as a web architect. At ZDNet, she was part of feeds and content partnerships. For the last decade, she has worked in the nonprofit world, where she has been a grant writer and educator for organizations with a focus on youth, social justice, and empowerment through educational attainment, and therapeutic writing and art. She currently teaches language arts with SharePath Academy.
An American, a native of New York State, and a former French teacher, Fred has had a nearly forty-year career in nonprofit fundraising and administration in education and human services. He is now a freelance translator of French and Italian to English under the banner of his firm, Pour Ainsi Dire LLC. Fred has a deep historical interest in the countries of the former Indochina — particularly Cambodia, which he has visited twice. His third visit, in January 2024, will be a séjour with PSE.