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The Board of Directors is the governing body of YHIS. It consists of seven voting members. The Board is responsible for the establishment of policy, the appointment of the Head of School, and the development and preservation of the school’s mission, finances, and programs.
  • Members of Board of Directors

Bob Eng
Bob Eng, Ed.D., Chair ()
Dr. Eng has had a unique career as both an educator and investment professional. A product of 11 years of after-school Chinese language education, he also taught bilingually in New York.  Bob holds a master's degree in bilingual childhood education from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York and a doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.  In addition to NYC public schools, Bob has taught in the education department at Colgate University and graduate education courses at the New School and New York University.
Stacy Schuster
Stacy Schuster, Trustee ()
Ms. Schuster is the associate vice president of college relations at The College of New Jersey, where she manages the institution’s government and community relations and oversees a portfolio that includes strategic events and partnership-building efforts. She works closely with development on the College’s fundraising endeavors. She joined TCNJ in 2007 as the College’s first director of external relations and was charged with building strategic partnerships aimed at growing awareness, understanding, and support of the mission, vision, and value of the institution. Previously, Ms. Schuster was the chief executive officer of an independent, full-service communications and political consulting firm that provided strategic planning services to candidates for political office and various political organizations. She has a background in government, political campaigning, and marketing and has worked in diverse professional environments to advance the causes of organizations, candidates, and initiatives. In 2007, Ms. Schuster served as the mid-Atlantic regional political director for John McCain’s successful presidential primary bid where she worked to build relationships with elected officials and opinion leaders and develop support structures to advance the campaign. Previous to that, she held the position of New Hampshire state political director for the Republican National Committee where served as a liaison with federal and state party leaders, candidates, campaigns and media. Ms. Schuster began her career in New Jersey politics and has held multiple positions in the state’s government and political arena. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate degree from Rider University.
Wade Speir
Wade Speir, Trustee ()
Wade Speir is a YingHua parent. He has had a twenty-year career as a management consultant specializing in strategy formulation, project and risk management, as well as problem solving and decision making. While he primarily works in the pharmaceutical industry, Wade's past clients include the Harvard Business School, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and the Library Company of Philadelphia (founded by Benjamin Franklin). He has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations (including The Friends of the New Jersey State Museum and the Historical Society of Princeton) and he currently is on the boards of both non-profit institutions and for private companies. He holds a BA in history from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Georgetown.
John Wang
John Wang, Vice Chair ()
Mr. Wang is a Director of Portfolio Procurement at Centerbridge Partners, a private investment firm. In this role, he actively partners with portfolio executives to drive supply chain and operations transformation. Prior to that he was a Principal in the consumer and retail practice at A.T. Kearney where he advised global companies on diverse topics including Branding, Innovation and Operations. Mr. Wang began his career as a Designing Engineer at General Motors. A proud YingHua parent, Mr. Wang has lectured at The MIT Sloan School of Business and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon on topics ranging from business strategy to project management. In addition, he is an active member of The Centerbridge Foundation, focused on serving low-income children and families in the areas of education and youth development. He holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School and a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.
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Vito Pulito, Trustee ()
Vito Pulito, recently retired from GE Healthcare division. Vito’s career has spanned over 40 years of experience within Corporate Finance. Previous positions include Vice President Finance Global Medical Diagnostics Commercial at Amersham Health, Corporate Controller at Nycomed, Corporate Assistant Controller at Eastman Kodak and Director of Financial Reporting at Sterling Drug. Vito began his career at Peat Marwick as an auditor. Vito is a degreed accountant, CPA and has his MBA in Finance.
Henry T. Chou
Henry T. Chou, Trustee ()
Henry T. Chou is an attorney and partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the Business & Commercial Services, Foreign Direct Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Emerging Markets, Renewable Energy & Sustainability, Land Use and Environmental practice groups. He concentrates his practice in areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, corporate and employment law, environmental permitting, renewable energy projects, commercial real estate transactions and land development matters. He has represented domestic and foreign companies, public entities and non-profits in a wide variety of commercial, employment, environmental, renewable energy and land use matters. He has also represented foreign entities in various corporate and litigation matters related to their investments and transactions in the United States. Mr. Chou is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey (2000) and Pennsylvania (2000) and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey (2000). He received his law degree from Rutgers Law School. Following law school, Mr. Chou served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Lawrence M. Lawson, Assignment Judge of Monmouth County. He is an honors graduate of the University of Georgia. He has served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Access and Fairness and the Board of Directors of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Chou has also served as a Coadjutant Instructor of the Rutgers University Center for Government Services. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
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Parker Block, Trustee ()
A native of Chicago and an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, Parker is a retail and e-commerce executive with over 20 years of experience, including ten years in Europe and Asia. Parker's experience with YingHua dates back to 2007 when he and his wife, Annie, became one of the earliest families to join the YingHua community. Cumulatively, their three sons have spent 15 academic years at YingHua. Parker was also deeply involved with the efforts to introduce language immersion and an inquiry-based curriculum as a local public education option as a founder of the proposed Princeton International Academy Charter School (PIACS) where Parker focused on marketing, enrollment, and public relations. An avid hockey player, Parker is a coach at Nassau Hockey on weekends.
 
 

Committees

The Board shall maintain the following standing committees: Executive Committee, Governance and Legal Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, Development Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Nominating Committee, Personnel Committee, and Safety Committee.
 
Each committee shall include a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary or Treasurer, and Head of School. Members of committees may also include faculty, staff, parents and/community members with special expertise or interest who are not affiliated with the Board.
 
The Chair of the Committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the Board, and such chairs shall serve until the next annual meeting. After the annual open meeting the Board Chairperson and each Committee Chair together shall appoint the other members of each committee who shall serve until the next annual meeting.
 

Executive Committee


The Executive Committee shall comprise of the elected officers of the Board (e.g. chairperson, treasurer, secretary) and the President/Head of School (Chief Executive Officer).
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Keeps the full Board of Directors informed about the Executive committee’s activities;
2. Oversees the strategic planning process;
3. Ensures the Board of Directors performs an annual self-evaluation;
4. Meets with the President/Head of School (Chief Executive Officer) for purposes of conducting the annual performance review;
5. Makes recommendations to the full Board of Directors on hiring a new President/Head of School (Chief Executive Officer);
6. Assigns and monitors the work and recommendations of standing committees; and,
7. Meets in the event of an emergency in the interim between regular meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall have all the powers of the Board of Directors, except that it shall not reverse any action of the Board of Directors or approve any major expenditures not previously authorized by the Board of Directors.
 

Audit and Finance Committee


The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer, who shall Chair the committee and a minimum of 3 other members appointed by the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee shall have principal responsibility for the financial affairs of the school.
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Monitors financial policy;
2. Preparation and oversight of operating budgets prepared by the Chief Financial Officer and President/Head of School--and recommends to the Board of Directors for approval;
3. Works with staff regarding revisions at least once per year to reflect changes in revenue and/or expenses;
4. Reviews capital spending plans, compensation, and benefits plans;
5. Delivers quarterly finance reports and reports to the Board of Directors concerning the organization’s financial condition;
6. Appoints and supervises sub committees that have the responsibility for specific aspects of financial management, as needed;
7. Engages and oversees annual audits;
8. Monitors the investment portfolio of the corporation and meets with the professional advisor.
 

Development Committee


The Development Committee, working with the Administration, is responsible for increasing student enrollment, enhancing family retention, creating marketing and communication messages, external fundraising, and encouraging parental engagement.
 

Academic Affairs Committee


The Academic Affairs Committee, working with the President/Head of School and faculty representative to the Board shall have the responsibility for ensuring that the school offers programs that most effectively meet the needs of our students and support the mission of the school. The committee shall lead Board participation in any accreditation process.
 

Nominating Committee


The Nominating Committee, an elected committee, shall consist of five (5) members from the school and a minimum of two (2) members from the Board of Directors. Its members shall be representative of all sections of the school and the community it serves. The President/Head of School and Board Chairperson shall be ex officio members of the committee but without the right to vote.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Anticipates vacancies on the Board of Directors;
2. Communicates with all Board of Directors the qualifications and qualities of candidates the committee is looking for;
3. Encourages the full Board of Directors to submit the names of good candidate prospects;
4. Screens applicants for Board of Directors membership and submits the names of finalists to the full Board of Directors. If approved, the slate is presented to the membership for a vote;
5. Recommends individuals to fill Board of Directors vacancies that occur during the year;
6. Works with a sub-committee to nominate and present a slate of Board of Director officer candidates and a sub-committee to train Board of the Directors members and provide mentoring opportunities; and
7. Maintains an active ongoing file of qualified candidates who might be approached in the future.
 

Personnel Committee


The Personnel Committee works closely with the Head of School and other senior administrators to ensure that YingHua attracts and retains exceptional talent while providing the organization with the support to and tools to ensure their continued success. In performing with duty the Personnel Committee supports key activities like leadership recruiting, organizational performance management, professional development, and succession planning.
 

Safety Committee


The Safety Committee, working with the Administration, is responsible for the safety and security of YHIS students, employees, contractors and visitors. The Committee ensures the maintenance of a safe and secure environment conducive to learning and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. The Committee supports the Administration and Faculty in efforts to communicate with parents, students, and other stakeholders on matters regarding physical and emotional safety, code of conduct, and harassment, intimidation and bullying.
 

 

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