Scarsdale Board of Education Member Biographies
Scott E. Silberfein (Term: 2014-2020), President: Mr. Silberfein is an attorney at NYC-based law firm Moses & Singer LLP where he specializes in commercial and business, equipment lease financing, class action defense, employment, and bankruptcy litigation. His volunteer positions include Vice President of Westchester Reform Temple, director of the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club, and director of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Crohn's Colitis 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, as chair of various committees of the Greenacres Elementary School PTA and as Vice President of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. 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 Scarsdale High School and two attending Scarsdale Middle School.
Pamela Fuehrer (Term: 2015-2021), Vice President: Ms. Fuehrer’s work experience includes management consulting at KPMG 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. Ms. Fuehrer has served as PT Council 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 and the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol. She has chaired numerous child-focused committees in Scarsdale including the Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund for College, Young Writers Workshop, Safety Town, Wayside Cottage, and the Edgewood Fair. Ms. Fuehrer is currently a consultant with The Acceleration Project, which provides business advice primarily to minority and women-owned small businesses. She holds a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. with a non-profit management concentration from Columbia Business School. Ms. Fuehrer and her husband Craig, a Scarsdale native, have three children, one SHS graduate, one in the High School, and one in the Middle School.
Nina Ledis Cannon (Term: 2016-2019): Ms. Ledis Cannon is on the faculty of Hunter College as an academic advisor in the Pre-Health Office, where she assists students applying to graduate schools in the health professions. Ms. Cannon also provides college essay, application, and advising services to high school students in the tri-state region, and volunteers her college advising help to students at the Harlem Village Academies. Ms. Cannon also worked in the publishing industry as a freelance copy editor for Penguin Random House and Macmillan, as well as other publishing firms. Prior to her involvement in education and publishing, Ms. Cannon was a corporate attorney for ten years at several large New York City law firms. Since moving to Scarsdale in 1992, Ms. Cannon has participated in many school and community programs including chair of the afterschool clubs program at Greenacres School, environment chair of the Scarsdale League of Women Voters, and parent coordinator for the Varsity Raiders. Ms. Ledis Cannon graduated summa cum laude with honors in political science from Dickinson College and received her juris doctor degree from Duke University School of Law. She and her husband David, a Scarsdale native, have three children, all graduates of the Scarsdale schools.
Leila Maude (Term: 2013-2019): 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 have included 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 16 years with her husband Alan and her two children, one in the High School and one in college.
Christopher Morin (Term: 2014-2020): 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, has been teaching in Scarsdale since 2012, and their children have been attending Scarsdale schools since the Morins moved to Scarsdale from Hong Kong in 2009.
William Natbony (Term: 2013-2019): 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, all of whom have matriculated through Scarsdale schools from Kindergarten through High School.
Alison Tepper Singer (Term: 2018-2021): Ms. Singer is Co-Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative autism research and supporting the needs of people with autism. Since 2007, Ms. Singer has served on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee at the National Institutes of Health, as well as on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Alliance for Mental Health Research Progress. She currently serves on the executive boards of the Yale Child Study Center, and the Seaver Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as on the external advisory board of the CDC’s Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and the New York State Immunization Advisory Committee. Prior to founding the Autism Science Foundation, she served as executive vice president of Autism Speaks and as a vice president at NBC. Ms. Singer graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She served on the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee for three years, and chaired the SBNC Administrative and Joint Committees. She is also a past chair of Scarsdale CHILD. Ms. Singer and her husband Dan have lived in Scarsdale for 19 years. They have two daughters who went through the Scarsdale schools, and three nephews who attend Quaker Ridge School and the Middle School.