August 2, 2017

PDS Welcomes New Trustees to Board

Princeton Day School has welcomed the following new trustees to its board: Ashley Aitken-Davies, Lucy Englander van den Brand ’78, Karen Law, Oye Olukotun, and Lorraine Sciarra.

Ashley Aitken-Davies works as a financial consultant and private investor, in addition to volunteering at local nonprofits. She worked in the investment banking and fixed income divisions at Goldman Sachs for nine years, and holds a BA from Colgate University. She is the co-chair of the PDS annual fund leadership gift committee, and the mother of three PDS students in the Lower School.

Lucy Englander van den Brand ‘78 is the owner of Cruise & Travel Experts, and received her BS in business administration from Ithaca College. Both an alum and past parent, Ms. Englander has served in several volunteer roles, on the development committee of the Alumni Board, and will serve as the president of the Alumni Board for the next two years.

Karen Law is an attorney working in family law related matters through her law offices of Karen S. Law, LLC. She attended Colgate University and received her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was a member of the Maryland Law Review. Ms. Law is the mother of three PDS students and an active volunteer at the school, serving as an annual fund grade captain and in several roles on the Parents Association Board. She will serve as the president-elect of the Parents Association on the board.

Oye Olukotun, MD, MPH, FACC is a managing partner of CR Strategies, LLC, a medical products consulting company, and the vice chairman of CardioVax Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative cardiovascular therapies. A past PDS parent, he received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and obtained a MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as the American Heart Association.

Lorraine Sciarra is an expert in nonprofit law, and serves as the vice president and general counsel at National Audubon Society.  Prior to Audubon, she was senior University counsel at Princeton University, and an associate at Morrison & Forester in San Francisco. Ms. Sciarra received her BA in art history from Pomona College, her JD from Boston University, and an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is currently chair of the board of the Wenner-Gren Foundation in New York City.

The Princeton Day School board of trustees promotes the school’s mission, appoints and oversees the head of school, establishes broad policies, plans strategically for the school’s future, and develops and stewards the school’s financial and capital resources. Composed of 25 members, including the head of school, the board of trustees meets six times each year.