Trustees

President
Mr. Paul Schwarz
A retired teacher of English and Public Speaking, Board President of Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains, and lifetime resident of White Plains. He devotes time to various other local not-for-profit boards and organizations involving seniors, youth and inter-generational programming.
Term ends 2021

Secretary
Ms. Yuki Itoh Haynes
A former intellectual property legal assistant who has resided in White Plains with her family for more than 20 years. She has two children in the White Plains school district where she works as a substitute teaching assistant. She is also a longtime member of the White Plains Library Foundation.
Term ends 2021

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 2023

Ms. Denise J. D’Ambrosio
A Partner in the law firm Allen & Desnoyers LLP with offices in White Plains, a parent of three children who attended the City of White Plains Public Schools, and a resident of the City of White Plains for over three decades. She also serves on the Library Board Foundation, White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Westchester County League of Conservation Voters.
Term ends 2022

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 2021

Ayodele Higgs
A speech and language pathologist for the New York City Department of Education, a mentor with Good for Girls, and a member of Pi Iota Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and a lifetime resident of White Plains. She is also a devoted mother. Her passion is enhancing people's quality of life through improved language skills.
Term ends 2022

Mrs. Denise O. Matthews-Serra
Past President
A parent of two daughters and has been an active member of the community for over 20 years. Denise is a Certified Pension Consultant, has a Master in Project Management and holds a position at Mutual America Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. Besides being Past President of the White Plains Library Board, she is a Past Co-President at the White Plains High School, a Girl Scouts Troop Co-Leader, serves on the board of the Westchester Library System, and volunteers for various professional and non-profit organizations.
Term ends 2022

Elaine Summers
A native of Ecuador, Ms. Summers grew up in New York City and has called White Plains home for over 20 years. She is a member of the White Plains Lion’s Club and a District Leader in the district of downtown White Plains, wherein she resides. She is a frequent visitor to the White Plains Public Library and has oftentimes taken part in its programs and services.
Term ends 2023

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Joseph Ricca