Board Member Biographies
Suzanne Seiden (Term: 2010-2016), President: 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. Ms. 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 Middle School, and two in college.
Sunil Subbakrishna (Term: 2011-2014), Vice President: Mr. Subbakrishna is a management consultant who helps organizations increase their competitiveness through information technology. His clients are financial institutions and other global corporations, as well as major nonprofits. He has served as co-chair of the Scarsdale Technology Advisory Council, and board member of the Overhill Neighborhood Association. Mr. Subbakrishna has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Washington University in St. Louis. He was born in Bangalore, India and raised in Evanston, Illinois. He and his wife Geetha have lived in Scarsdale since 1994, and have two children, one at SHS and one SHS alumnus.
Mary Beth Gose (Term: 2009-2015): A community volunteer, Ms. Gose's professional background is in investment banking and government consulting with international experience. Before joining the Board, she was a trustee on Scarsdale's Village Board where, among her many community liaison and committee assignments, she served as Fire Commissioner and chair of the Village Board's Finance, Recreation and Personnel Committees. A former president of the League of Women Voters of Westchester, she has also served with the Scarsdale League of Women Voters, was treasurer of the Scarsdale Forum (TVCC), and chair of its Education Committee. Ms. Gose graduated from Dartmouth College and earned her MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She has two children, both at college.
Lewis Leone, Jr. (Term: 2010-2015): Mr. Leone is vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5 and WWOR-My9, FOX Television Stations' New York duopoly, and is a board member for the New York State Broadcasters Association. He is also on the board of PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning), the New York City Police Museum, and the Westchester Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He serves as a corporate advisory board member for the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families and is a member of the Business Committee for the Metropolitan Museum. In Scarsdale, Mr. Leone has been very active coaching youth sports for the past decade, including football, baseball and lacrosse. He has served on the boards of Maroon and White and Scarsdale Youth Football. Leone is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1977; he and his wife Wendy have two children, one at SHS and one in college.
Jonathan Lewis (Term: 2011-2014): Mr. Lewis is a co-founder of Samson Capital Advisors where he serves as Chief Investment Officer and a Managing Principal of the firm. He is president of the Westchester Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and a former vice president and trustee of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is a member of the investment committee of the Phi Beta Kappa Foundation and a former trustee of The Fellows of Phi Beta Kappa. He has served as president of the Scarsdale Forum (TVCC), vice president of the Scarsdale Historical Society, vice president of the Arthur Manor Neighborhood Association, and a member of the SBNC. He has been a Scarsdale Little League coach and a presenter at the Scarsdale Young Writers Conference. He is the author of Spy Capitalism: Itek and the CIA and co-author of Reflections of a Cold Warrior, both published by Yale University Press. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds an MA in history from New York University and an MBA in finance and management of organizations from Columbia University. He and his wife Laura have two children, both of whom attend Scarsdale Schools.
Leila Shames Maude (Term: 2013-2016): 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 was a managing director at Bankers Trust during her 13-year tenure there. Her volunteer positions include treasurer of the Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association, vice president 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 is a retired Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.S. from Union College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She has lived in Scarsdale for 12 years with her husband Alan and her two children, one in the Middle School and one in SHS.
William Natbony (Term: 2013-2016):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.