Meet The Board


FACEP’s board is comprised of people who bring a wealth of knowledge to help continue to make this non-profit successful. Their experience in various backgrounds allows FACEP to continually grow and improve.

Not only does each board member value international exchanges and building international friendships, but they all have first-hand working knowledge of the benefits this program offers the families and students who participate. Each board member’s family and children have participated in this program at least once.

Executive Director & Administrative Assistant

Jamie A. Aumend

Executive Director

Jamie has 20+ years of classroom experience at both the middle school and high school level.

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Donna Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Donna Thomas is a recently retired teacher having spent 19 years in public education at the elementary...

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Current Board Members

Linda Duvall


Linda Duvall, president of the FACEP Board, is a retired teacher who has lived and worked on six continents.

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Jason Patterson

Vice President

Jason Patterson, Vice President of the FACEP Board first experienced the value of cultural exchange as...

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Anne Kowalczyk


Anne Kowalczyk, treasurer of the FACEP Board, is the chief financial officer for a large non-profit in...

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Sylviane Mayer

Marketing and Cultural Advisor

Sylviane grew up in France, in the Alsace region, next to Germany. She moved to Michigan in 1998...

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Kimberly Patterson


Kimberly Patterson is a social worker specializing in mental health services for the past 25 years.

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