Meet Our Passionate Board of Directors


Rob Smart is an independent consultant and a Senior Fellow with the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council, based in Washington, DC.  


Previously, Rob held senior management positions with AREVA, the global nuclear energy company in Paris, and AREVA Inc. and Framatome USA, Inc. based in Washington, DC. Before joining AREVA, Rob held the position of Director – Business Analysis and Management with Bell Atlantic Corporation. Rob also previously worked for Honeywell Information Systems in the Boston area.


Rob and his wife live in Georgetown, Washington DC and Sag Harbor, New York. Rob has an MBA degree and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. Rob is a member of the St. Andrews Society of Washington, DC.

Robert Smart

Board Chair

Stephen Smith is Managing Partner of  Stephen M. Smith & Company, L.L.C., Stephen has over 30 years experience in public accounting and advising clients in financial matters; particularly, in the entertainment and media services industries. Stephen received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Steven Smith


Robert Schwartz is President of American AWS Corp a remodeling company that specializes in making homes more energy efficient.

Having cofounded the company in 1986 and has led the company overseeing the many transitions that have led the company to its current status.

Robert has spent many years working with nonprofits to help make their homes less expensive to operate as well as being healthier and more comfortable.

He is very proud to have completed L’ARCHE’s first home on Long Island

He resides in the Village of Lake Grove where he also serves as the Chairman of the Planning Board.

Robert Schwartz


Tara Archer has worked in the banking industry for over 25 years. Tara currently serves as Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President at People’s United Bank at the Old Country Road branch in Riverhead.

Tara has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and has served on many Boards in the Riverhead community. Tara has held a leadership position at St. Mary’s Liturgical dance Ministry and the First Baptist Church of Riverhead

Tara lives in Riverhead with her husband and 3 children

Tara Archer

Rabbi Franklin originates from Yonkers, NY, and grew up at Riverdale Temple in the Bronx, where his father was a rabbi. He spent his childhood summers growing up at URJ Eisner Camp, and has returned to serve for several years on the rabbinical faculty at URJ Crane Lake Camp. 

Before receiving his ordination at Hebrew Union College (HUC-JIR), Rabbi Franklin attended Clark University in Worcester, MA. There he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and majored in History with a concentration in Jewish Studies. He also received a Masters degree from Clark in History.
Rabbi Josh resides in East Hampton, NY with his wife Stephanie and daughter Lilah and Amelia.
Josh Franklin

Mitchell S. Iden is a partner at Graubard Miller. Mr. Iden specializes in corporate law representing numerous privately held companies in all commercial and business matters including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and employment relationships, secured transactions, licensing, and real estate transactions.  Prior to joining Graubard Miller in October 1, 2010, Mr. Iden was a partner at Tannenbaum Dubin and Robinson, LLP.

Mr. Iden lives in East Hampton with his wife and two children.  His son Sam, is autistic.  Mr. Iden also serves as a trustee and vice president of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

Mitchell Iden

Judith Lanier


Romain Limouzin is a partner, Chief Operating Officer of Meridiam USA. Prior to joining Meridiam, worked for Project Finance and Structured Finance at Veolia Eau in 2008 where he took part in various large wastewater treatment and desalination projects. 

Romain joined Meridiam in 2010 and has worked on the bid preparation of several major projects in France (A63 motorway, LGVs, public buildings) and abroad (UK, Spain, Finland, US). In 2011, he was notably involved in the Nottingham Tramway PFI (NET Phase II) in the UK and recently participated in the successful bid and EUR 425M financial close of the E18 Motorway PPP in Finland.


Romain graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds a Master in Project Finance (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech – Université Paris Ouest La Défense). Romain lives in New York City with his wife and son. 

Romain Limouzin

Joy is currently the Director of Emerging Services at East End Disability Associates, Inc For 30 years Joy has been dedicated to supporting and advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  Joy began her career as a Direct Support Professional in a Day Treatment Program in 1984.  Her work is her passion.

Joy is active in the New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) community for many years tand is currently the Representative for the Long island Region. Joy is the Chairperson for the Long Island Family Support Services Network.  She volunteers her time as a member of the Board of Directors for the East End Special Players.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education, from SUNY New Paltz; a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies and Advanced Certification in Health Care Management from Stony Brook University.

Joy O'Shaughnessy

Robert G. Pine was the Vice President of Treasury Operations at Northwell Health System (“Northwell”), the nation’s third largest not-for-profit secular healthcare system. Mr. Pine joined Northwell in 2003 and stayed until his retirement in 2011. He was responsible for cash management, debt negotiation and management, and due diligence on investment managers for the 403b and $2 billion of pension, endowment and general funds.   


Prior to joining Northwell, Mr. Pine was Associate Director Finance/ Assistant Treasurer for New York-Presbyterian Hospital from 1987-2002.  Before working in health system treasury operations, he held several senior management finance positions with Bouygues S.A. in Clamart, France and their Nebraska subsidiary, HDR, Inc.  He started his career at American Express International Banking Corp. 


Mr. Pine received his B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut with a major in International Relations/Economics; an MSSFS – International Economics – Georgetown University; and an M.B.A. in Finance from European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD).  For many years Mr. Pine has served on the board of the Lycee Francais de New York. He was also interim director of the French American Chamber of Commerce in New York and more recently Board member and Treasurer of Surgeons of Hope Foundation, Inc. in New York.

Robert Pine

Jean Lanier has been in business in the financial industry of insurance and banking since 1970.

He was until 2004 CEO and founder of Euler Hermes a publicly listed company, the world leader in trade credit insurance. Since 2005 he has been an independent director serving on the board of banks and insurance/reinsurance companies. Jean and his wife Judith have been involved with L’Arche since 1992.
They have been friends with home of L’Arche in Paris and in Trosly (France) and share a special Friendship with Alain a core members of L’Arche in Paris.

Jean has been director then chairman of the board of the French Foundation “les amis de L’Arche”.

Since 2009 he has been a director on the board of the International Foundation of L’Arche chairing it since 2012. He is also a board member of l’Association Jean Vanier.

Jean Lainer passed away on July 19th, 2017.  On September 23, 2017 the Board of Directors of L’Arche Long Island unanimously voted to name the first L’Arche Long Island home Jeans Cottage located in Rivehead New York

Jean Lanier

Chair (2015-2017)

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