Scarsdale Board of Education Member Biographies

Leila Shames Maude (Term: 2013-2016), President: Ms. Maude has been a community volunteer since retiring in 2008 after a 28-year career in finance.  Her last position was at Citadel Investment Group where she was a managing director and portfolio manager in Citadel’s Fundamental Credit Group.  Prior to Citadel Ms. Maude was an analyst and acting portfolio manager at Katonah Capital, formerly an affiliate of Kohlberg & Co,, and at Bankers Trust for 13 years, serving in the Airlines and Aerospace group and in the High Yield Research group..Her volunteer positions include treasurer and member of the Executive Board of the Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association, vice president and member of the Executive Board of the Fox Meadow PTA, co-leader of a Girl Scout troop, co-leader of an English Language Group, and co-chair of Westchester Reform Temple’s Monthly Mitzvah charity collections. While her children were at Fox Meadow School she co-chaired the pizza lunch program, Art Fair, Staff Appreciation Lunch, New Family Orientation, and the school fundraiser. Ms. Maude holds a B.S. from Union College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She has lived in Scarsdale for 14 years with her husband Alan and her two children, one in the Middle School and one in college.
William Natbony (Term: 2013-2016), Vice President: Mr. Natbony is an attorney specializing in not-for-profit representation and complex business, fraud and healthcare litigation.  He also serves as an advisor to the New York Justice Resource Center, an organization dedicated to nurturing and developing corporate/school mentoring relationships, and actively mentors high school students interested in legal careers.  He has previously served as President of the Secor Farms Neighborhood Association and Scarsdale Little League, as Associate Village Historian, as a member of the Scarsdale Bowl Committee, and as Chairman of Scarsdale's Parks and Recreation Committee.  Mr. Natbony is a graduate of the High School for Performing Arts in New York City, the recipient of a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University, and the recipient of a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife Cheryl have lived in Scarsdale for over 20 years and have four children, three of whom have matriculated through Scarsdale schools from Kindergarten through SHS, and one who is currently a SHS student.
Pamela Fuehrer (Term: 2015-2018 ): Ms. Fuehrer’s work experience includes management consulting at KMPG and Ernst & Young in the higher education and health care practices respectively.  She moved to Scarsdale in 1998, and after the birth of her first child she left the corporate world.  Pam has served as a PT Council officer over many different years as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and was separately on the PT Council executive committee during her terms as President of the Edgewood PTA and President of the Middle School PTA. She has served on the board of directors for the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale, the Junior League of Central Westchester, the Drake Edgewood Neighborhood Association, the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol, and the Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College. She holds a BA in political science from Wellesley College and an MBA with a nonprofit management concentration from Columbia Business School.  Pamela and her husband Craig, a Scarsdale native, have three children attending SHS, SMS and Greenacres.

Christopher Morin (Term: 2014-2017): Mr. Morin is an investor, financial advisor and volunteer. Before retiring from banking in 2013, Mr. Morin spent most of his career working in the Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse in New York, Hong Kong and London, initially as a banker and ultimately as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategy. He also worked for the New York Stock Exchange in London, managing the Exchange’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and for Thomson Financial, where he ran the Investment Banking, Private Equity and Institutional Research Segment. He graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. His wife, Mei, works as a substitute teacher in kindergarten through fifth grades in Scarsdale. Their son and daughter both attend Scarsdale Middle School. The Morins moved to Scarsdale from Hong Kong in 2009.
Arthur S. Rublin (Term 2015-2018): Mr. Rublin is Managing Director and Senior Counsel at the investment firm BlackRock, specializing in structured finance offerings.  Previously, Mr. Rublin was at the law firms Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and McKee Nelson, and served as a Law Clerk for the late Stanley S. Brotman, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.  Before joining the Board of Education, Mr. Rublin served as Chair of the Coalition for Scarsdale Schools, on the Board of Directors of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association, and on the Scarsdale Forum Education Committee.  Previously, Mr. Rublin served on Scarsdale’s Citizens Nominating Committee and Procedure Committee.  Mr. Rublin graduated from Harvard College with a Concentration in Government, and received a J.D. from Columbia University School Law.  Mr. Rublin and his wife Erika have lived in Scarsdale since 2002 and have three sons, all of whom are attending Greenacres Elementary School.
Suzanne Seiden (Term: 2010-2016): Ms. Seiden is an attorney, formerly practicing in the area of labor and employment, She served as general counsel of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under President Clinton, and as director of special projects in the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, where she helped coordinate the Administration's anti-sweatshop initiative. Mrs. Seiden has served as president of the Quaker Ridge and Middle School PTAs, vice-chair of the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol, co-chair of the PT Council Young Writers' Conference, and publicity chair of the High School PTA Scholarship Fund. Ms. Seiden is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston University School of Law. She and her husband, Kevin Thurm, have three children; one at the High School, one in college, and one college graduate.
Scott E. Silberfein (Term: 2014-2017): Mr. Silberfein is an attorney at NYC-based law firm Moses & Singer LLP where he specializes in business, equipment lease financing, class action defense, employment, and bankruptcy litigation. His volunteer positions include Vice President of Westchester Reform Temple, a director of the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club, a director of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America, and as Vice President of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. In the past, he has served as a member of Scarsdale's Board of Ethics,  Vice President of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association,  President of the Men's Club of Westchester Reform Temple, as a youth soccer, basketball and softball coach, and as chair of various committees of the Greenacres Elementary School PTA. Mr. Silberfein holds a BA (Political Science) from the University of Delaware and a JD from the Cardozo School of Law. He and his wife Joey have lived in Scarsdale since 2006 and have three daughters, one attending the Middle School and two attending Greenacres Elementary School.