Board of Trustees
At the French American School of Princeton, decision-making authority at the highest level resides in a volunteer Board of Trustees that includes individuals with related expertise. The functions of the Board focus on three areas critical to the success of the School:
- It selects, evaluates, and supports the Head of School, to whom it delegates authority to manage the School
- It upholds the mission of the School and develops broad institutional policies that guide the Head of School in running the School
- It is accountable for the financial well-being of the School
Mark Solomon joined Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, as General Counsel in January 2016. Prior to Rider, he was a partner in the Princeton office of the Philadelphia-based law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP with a practice concentrating in land use and zoning, real estate and related litigation. He started his legal career in NYC as a litigator with Shea & Gould. In 1986 he returned to his hometown of Princeton to join the firm of Jamieson Moore Peskin & Spicer. The Jamieson firm merged with Pepper Hamilton in 2001. Mark received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1978, a M.A. in Physical Anthropology from Yale University in 1980, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1984. Mark and his wife Christine have been married for 25 wonderful years. They have two children, ages 22 and 20. Mark was introduced to FASP many years ago when the school used his firm for real estate related matters.
Mark Solomon has served on the Board of Trustees since 2017.
Laurene Isip joined in Integra Lifesciences in 2016 as the global head of corporate communications and public relations function. Prior to this role, she led corporate communications and public affairs for healthcare organizations including Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Covance Inc. Earlier in her career, she held positions in marketing, advertising and brand management at the IBM Corporation, the Kellogg Company, Jordan McGrath Case & Partners, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, working in Asia, Australia, Latin America and the United States. Laurene completed her bachelor’s degree in business economics at the University of the Philippines. She received her master’s degree in business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is now part of Arizona State University. Laurene and her husband have one daughter, currently in Grade 5 at FASP, and an older son who is an FASP alumni and a senior in high school.
Laurene Isip has served on the Board of Trustees since 2017.
Lovepreet Buttar is a director at Mercadien, P.C., CPAs and a member of the firm’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group. Ms. Buttar has more than 10 years of experience performing and overseeing engagements for various nonprofit clients, including associations, schools, private foundations, and health and human services organizations. This includes training and supervising staff along with the planning and completion of audit testing procedures. Lovepreet’s experience encompasses performing financial statement and compliance audits and reviews and compilations.
Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance, Rutgers University & Masters of Business Administration Degree, Rutgers University. As an active member of the community, Lovepreet is involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Princeton Area Community Foundation and others.
Alison Easterling has been on the faculty of the Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, NJ) since 2005, where she has taught history, served as history department chair, and now as assistant dean of faculty. Before coming to the Lawrenceville School, Alison served as a co-director of international programs for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Alison lived and worked in Toulouse, France for several years, the hometown of her husband. She has two sons, one of whom spent a year at a French lycee in Avignon before completing high school at the Lawrenceville School. As a member of a bilingual and bicultural family, she is deeply committed to the mission of FASP.
Nigel Brown is CEO of Princeton Healthcare Advisory, a consulting organization supporting M&A, and corporate strategic planning needs for globally active healthcare companies. He is also a Partner at Trevi Health Capital, a NYC-based private equity group. Born in the UK, Nigel started his career as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline), before progressing to executive leadership roles at MDS, and then Covance. Nigel holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford, an MBA from the UK’s Open University, and currently serves as a Board Member for a number of school’s, museum’s, and social services charities. He lives in the Princeton area with his daughter, Sofia, who currently attends High School.
Nigel Brown has served on the Board of trustee’s since 2019.