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.
Scarsdale Board of Education Member Biographies
William Natbony (Term: 2013-2016), Vice President: Mr. Natbony is an attorney specializing in nor-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.
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.
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.