Back L-R:Colleen Brown; Robert Klein; Jessica Resnick-Ault; James DuganFront L-R: Suzie Hahn Pascutti; Amber Yusuf, President; Ron Schulhof, Vice PresidentScarsdale Board of Education Member Biographies
Amber Yusuf, President (Term: 2020-2023): Ms.Yusuf's professional experience is focused on the world of technology and consulting. She is currently a Director of Service Delivery for the Acceleration Project, a nonprofit that is focused on creating a more equitable economy by delivering high-caliber and impactful services to under-resourced small businesses. She has dedicated much of her free time to organizations in her community, with a focus on activities related to education in our District. Ms.Yusuf has served as PT Council President, PT Council Vice President, Heathcote PTA President, STEAM Day Co-Chair, and Heathcote After School Clubs Chair. She has also served on the boards of the League of Women Voters, the Scarsdale Bowl, and the Scarsdale Citizens Nominating Committee. Ms.Yusuf holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Ms.Yusuf and her husband, Inder Grewal, have two sons in High School.
Ronald Schulhof, Vice President (Term: 2022-2025): Mr. Schulhof is a pro bono consultant and private investor. Prior to this work, Mr. Schulhof worked in finance at Bear, Stearns & Co., and FBR Capital Markets, and in corporate strategy at Deloitte. Since moving to Scarsdale in 2013, his local volunteering includes serving as chair of the PT Council and Quaker Ridge PTA Sustainability Committees, member of the District Sustainability Committee, mentor to SHS student interns and City 2.0 project teams, chair of the Village Conservation Advisory Council, member of the Food Scrap Recycling Committee, chair of the Village LED Streetlight Committee, Board of Directors of the Scarsdale Forum, member of the Citizens Nominating Committee, member of the Westchester Reform Temple Connections Task Force, and as a Little League coach. Mr. Schulhof holds a B.A. in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He and his wife Rachel have two sons. They both attend Quaker Ridge School.
Colleen Brown (Term: 2022-2025): Ms. Brown’s professional career focused on school administration, K-12 education, and health & wellness. She was an educational leader and teacher for over 10 years. Since moving to Scarsdale, Ms. Brown has been an active volunteer in the community, with her efforts focused on the education and well-being of our children. Ms. Brown has served as a member of the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee. She was PTA president for Quaker Ridge, as well as a co-Chair for the Learning From Our Differences program. She served as a member of the Parent-Teacher Council (PTC), and co-Chair of the PTC Calendar. Ms. Brown currently sits on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Scarsdale Library and is an active volunteer for organizations including Mott Haven Fridge, Cycle for Survival, and the Salvation Army. Ms. Brown and her husband David have two children that attend Scarsdale Public Schools. Their son is currently at Scarsdale Middle School, and their daughter attends Quaker Ridge.
James Dugan (Term: 2021-2024): Mr. Dugan is an attorney and volunteer who has been active in Scarsdale since moving to the community with his family in 2006. Mr. Dugan has served as a member of the Citizens’ Nominating Committee and the Procedure Committee. He was a member of the Overhill Association Board as well as its President; and has been active in the Episcopal Church of St. James the Less. Mr. Dugan was a co-founder of the Coalition for Scarsdale Schools, a community organization of engaged parents of Scarsdale students. Mr. Dugan is a partner in the litigation department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where his practice focuses on high-stakes corporate litigation. He has a BA in English Literature from the Pennsylvania State University and a JD from Cornell Law School. Mr. Dugan and his wife Shirley have three daughters who attend Scarsdale Public Schools; two are in Middle School, and one is in High School.
Suzie Hahn Pascutti (Term: 2022-2025): Ms. Hahn Pascutti is a parent-volunteer who formerly worked in finance. Ms. Hahn Pascutti has dedicated most of her volunteer efforts in school-related roles which include Treasurer of the Scarsdale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, President of the Quaker Ridge School PTA, Directory and Membership Chair of the PT Council, Webmaster of Scarsdale Middle School PTA, and Chair of Quaker Ridge PTA After School Clubs. Ms. Hahn Pascutti has served on several community boards, including the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale, where she was the School Portfolio Chair. She is also on the board of Hoff-Barthelson Music School and has served as Vice-President of Friends of Music & Arts. Prior to moving to Scarsdale, Ms. Hahn Pascutti worked for 11 years at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co. where she was a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Convertibles Trading. Ms. Hahn Pascutti holds a B.A. from Harvard University where she studied English Literature, and has lived in Scarsdale with her two children since 2010.
Robert Klein (Term: 2020-2023): Mr. Klein is an architect and strategic facilities planner as well as an active board member and volunteer for a variety of national and community organizations. He is a founding board member of Neighbors for Refugees, a 501(c)(3) Westchester non-profit and resettlement organization, and also sits on the board of the Clay Arts Center, based in Port Chester, which is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of the ceramic arts. He has served twice as the President of Chavurat Tikvah, a home-based Reform Jewish congregation. Locally, he was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and currently is a board member of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association, where he has lived for 36 years and where he and his wife, Jane, raised their two children, both graduates of Scarsdale High School. Mr. Klein graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture, having studied for his third year at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. Presently semi-retired, Mr. Klein's career focused on health care planning and institutional design; he received a graduate diploma in Health Facility Planning and Design from the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) of North London University, UK. He is a licensed architect in both the United Kingdom, where he lived and worked for five years, as well as New York State.
Jessica Resnick-Ault (Term: 2021-2024): Ms. Resnick-Ault is a journalist and active local volunteer. She has worked in financial journalism, reporting primarily on energy companies and markets and their impact on municipalities for nearly two decades. Ms. Resnick-Ault is currently Vice President of Special Situations and Financial Communications at Edelman in New York and was previously a team leader at Reuters News, worked for Bloomberg, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, and the Providence Journal. She is the co-author of Hess: The Last Oil Baron (Wiley, 2015). She and her teams have been recognized for excellence in public-service journalism by the New York Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and other professional organizations. Since moving to Scarsdale in 2014, her local volunteer work includes co-founding the Grant a Wish(list) initiative of local 501(c)3 foundation Bake Back America, serving as a member of the Junior League of Central Westchester, volunteering as a member and chair of Edgewood PTA committees, serving as a class parent at the JCC pre-school, and volunteering with athletic organizations including Tailwind Track Club. Ms. Resnick-Ault served as a regional and state chair for interviews for prospective students to Brown University, has served on the board of the Alpha Delta Phi Society, a gender-inclusive literary society, and is a member of the corporation of the International Institute in Madrid. Ms. Resnick-Ault holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Classics from Brown University. She and her late husband, Peter, have one daughter who attends Scarsdale Middle School and attended Edgewood School from K-5.