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.
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 schools, museums, 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 Trustees since 2019.
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.
Anthony Fuller is Global Head of Sourcing at Mitsubishi Tanabe, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, based out of their New Jersey office. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Anthony worked at Eli Lilly and Bristol-Myers Squibb, following several years spent on the pharma services supplier side. He brings with him knowledge and experience in a variety of areas including procurement, sustainability, HR and governance.
Anthony has long been a part of the FASP community as both of his children have attended the school from Maternelle onwards. In addition to his connection with FASP, Anthony was the founder and first president of Princeton’s Alliance Française, which is part of a worldwide network of Francophone cultural and educational organizations. He is also a published translator.
He is an alumnus of the Universities of Oxford, Sheffield and Northumbria, holding graduate degrees in business and politics, as well as law. Anthony has earned Six Sigma Greenbelt certification from ASQ and CPSM from the Institute for Supply Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply.
He lives in Hopewell with his wife Sarah, and children Colin and Claire. Anthony joined the Board of Trustees in 2021.
Mathieu Aussermeier is Vice President, Corporate Finance, and Treasurer at Integra LifeSciences, a global leader in medical technologies headquartered in Princeton, NJ. In his role, Mathieu leads the company’s annual budget and long-term strategic plan, partners with the company’s support functions including Human Resources, IT, and Research & Development, and drives global business analytics in support of strategic decision making as well as all treasury operations worldwide.
Mathieu has more than 15 years of diverse financial experience in the fields of audit, internal controls, treasury, financial planning & analysis, tax, and accounting. Prior to joining Integra LifeSciences, Mathieu worked for over 10 years at Bristol Myers Squibb, a leading bio-pharma company, where he held finance leadership positions in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Russia. Mathieu began his professional career at PwC in France and Germany.
Fluent in four languages (French, German, English, and Spanish), Mathieu has lived and/or worked in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa and traveled extensively.
He is active in his community as a board member and assistant treasurer at his local church. Mathieu also served on the Bristol Myers Squibb Diversity and Inclusion Council during his tenure. Mathieu joined the FASP Board of Trustees in 2022.
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.
Yeganeh (Yegi) Hayeri is a faculty of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Before joining academia, Yegi worked with several national engineering consulting companies in California, serving government agencies nationwide. She combines her expertise in engineering, economics, public policy, and behavioral decision theory for policy considerations and decision-making under uncertainty. Her academic research aims at quantifying the impacts of disruptive events and technologies (i.e., natural disasters, pandemics, automation, blockchain) on complex systems to increase a common understanding of risks. Dr. Hayeri has a dual Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Departments of “Engineering and Public Policy” and “Civil and Environmental Engineering.” She received her M.Sc. degree from the University of California – Berkeley in 2002 and her B.Sc. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000. In 2019, she was elected by the National Academies of Engineering as a US Frontier of Engineering and invited by the Royal Academy of Engineers in the UK to attend the Global Grand Challenges – 2019 Summit.
Yegi has been a part of the FASP community since 2018 when her daughter joined FASP, followed by her second child entering the school a year later. Since 2020, Yegi has been serving as the representative of FASP to the Princeton Common Ground. She is a strong advocate for what the school offers and believes in the school’s vision. She often says, “We came to FASP to expose our children to the French language; more importantly, we stayed at FASP for the academic excellence and the diversity it offers and the values it stands for.”
Yeganeh joined the Board of Trustees in 2022.
Chuck is Founder and President of Hopper Advisory Services, a Princeton-based consulting practice supporting the human capital needs of small businesses. Chuck started his career in financial disciplines (he has an MBA in Finance) and moved to the human resources discipline early in his career. For the last 20 years of his “corporate” tenure he was in HR leaderships positions at several organizations in the pharmaceutical (Covance), telecommunications (WinStar) and financial services (UBS) industries.
Chuck lives in Central NJ (Princeton area) with his wife and has two adult sons. He and his wife travel regularly, and he enjoys recreational sports, music, landscaping, and volunteering (he is actively involved with several other Central NJ non-profits, including board membership).
He joined the FASP Board of Trustee’s in 2022.
Founder and Creative Director of À Votre Service Events®, Marie Danielle Vil-Young has been named one of the top wedding planners in the world by Harper’s Bazaar and Top 50 Florists in North America by the prestigious Florists' Review. She has been quoted and featured in many media outlets, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Fox Business, NY Post, New York Magazine, Brides, Martha Stewart, Florists' Review, Accent Magazine, the Knot, CBS, NBC and many more. Marie Danielle has been a featured contestant on Discovery+, HGTV’s “Clipped” competing against other top talents in plant topiary design with Martha Stewart as the head judge.
Marie Danielle has a unique professional background as a classically trained scientist. While she holds a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry, botany has always remained a true, self-taught passion of hers, first inspired by extended trips overseas where she spent her days in nature among the Caribbean floras. Marie Danielle spent her early professional years in a lab as a research scientist, cloning DNA and doing protein engineering work, before finding her true vocation planning, coordinating, and designing high-end weddings and events. However, Marie Danielle still approaches planning all her events through a scientific lens, be it expertly managing precisely when her flowers will bloom- down to the minute, or masterfully calculating the square footage per guest count to maximize the event guest experience. Her impressive scientific background has perfectly complimented all aspects of her wedding, event and floral design work.
In addition to her full-service wedding and event planning and floral design services, Marie Danielle operates an online shop and her lifestyle offerings include floral subscription boxes, plants, curated gift items, delivery of flowers locally and shipping nationwide.
Marie Danielle joined the Board in 2022 and has been a part of the FASP community since 2016 when her daughter joined FASP.