Trustees

2016 / 2017

President
Mr. Tim James
A partner in Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP, a law firm specializing in matrimonial and family law. He is a Vice Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee and a member of the board of directors of the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Term ends 2017

Secretary
Mrs. Denise O. Matthews-Serra
A parent of two daughters and has been a member of the community for over 20 years. She is Communications Chair of the Gedney Neighborhood Association and Co-President of the White Plains PTA Council. Currently, she is a Certified Pension Consultant and Compliance Analyst at Pentegra Retirement Services here in White Plains.
Term ends 2016

Ms. Luz Barrera
An economist dedicated to empowering small business owners, employees, students and parents by providing Personal Financial Education through her organization Because Your Money Matters. She has been a White Plains resident for the last 15 years and is an active member of the local Hispanic community.
Term ends 2017

Ms. Denise J. D’Ambrosio
An attorney with the law firm Phillips Nizer LLC, a parent of three children who attended the City of White Plains Public Schools, and a resident of the City of White Plains for more than 26 years. She also is a Director of The White Plains League of Women Voters and a member of the White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals.
Term ends 2016

Dr. Paul R. Fried
Dr. Fried comes to White Plains after a five-year Superintendency in Montville Township, NJ, and prior to that, spent five years as Superintendent in Mamaroneck. Previously he was with the Ossining School District for 19 years and is well acquainted with Westchester.
Ex-officio

Mrs. Hope Furth
A retired mathematics teacher. She has lived in White Plains for over 50 years and is a dedicated White Plains Public Library user. She is also a member of the Westchester Library Association Board of Trustees and an emeritus, but still active Trustee of the Smithsonian Institute Libraries.
Term ends 2018

Ms. Yuki Itoh Haynes
A former intellectual property legal assistant who has resided in White Plains with her family for more than 15 years. She is currently at home raising her two children while working as a substitute teaching assistant in the White Plains school district.
Term ends 2018

Mr. Thomas Scherer
A resident of White Plains since 1977 and the father of three recent graduates of the White Plains school system. He retired from bond insurer MBIA in 2008 and now works as a municipal bond analyst for Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corporation in Stamford, CT.
Term ends 2016

Mr. Paul Schwarz
A retired teacher of English and Public Speaking, Board President of Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains, and devotes time to various other local not-for-profit boards and organizations involving seniors, youth and inter-generational programming.
Term ends 2018