Hillary H. Hughes
Hillary H. Hughes is a partner in the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer in New York, New York, where she practices Corporate, Sports and Entertainment and Technology law. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University.
Hillary is dedicated to pro bono service to both non-profit organizations and individuals unable to afford legal services and to personal volunteer service to a variety of public charities. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Park Slope Schoolhouse Child Care Center, Inc., and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of SKIP (Sick Kids Need Involved People) of New York, Inc.
Hillary has two children, both alums of the Park Slope Schoolhouse and its predecessor, the Berkeley Carroll Child Care Center.
Amy Dashoff works in Marketing at Ernst & Young, LLP and also manages her husband’s law firm. She has an MBA from Baruch College and a BA from Boston University.
Lyn S. Hill
Lyn S. Hill is the Vice President for Communication and External Affairs at New York Methodist Hospital. She received a BA and an MA from Queens College and a PhD from the City University of New York.
Lyn is active in numerous community organizations, including the Park Slope Civic Council and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. She was president of the board of the MHB Childcare Center and later a member of the board of the Berkeley Carroll School, during the years after Berkeley Carroll took over the Child Care Center. She has been a member of the board of the Park Slope Schoolhouse since it became an independent organization.
Lyn was married to the late Forbes I. Hill, a professor of media studies at Queens College. Their three grown children have, to-date, produced seven grandchildren.
Elissa C. Icso, AIA, LEED AP
Elissa C. Icso, AIA, LEED AP is the Founder / Principal of Urban X Studio Architecture, PLLC and has been a practicing registered Architect in New York State for over 15 years. Prior to founding her own practice, she was a senior architect and Associate at the prize-winning architectural firm Platt Byard Dovell White Architects.
Elissa received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1991. Her current architectural practice focuses on educational and cultural facilities, as well as residential design. Elissa was one of the original founding members of the board of the Park Slope Schoolhouse Child Care Center, Inc. and was responsible for the architectural design of the new center at 556 5th Avenue.
Elissa is married to Robert W. Balder, an urban planner and the Executive Director of Cornell University’s NYC AAP Center. Their two children are alumni of the former Berkeley Carroll Child Care Center and the Park Slope Schoolhouse Child Care Center and currently attend neighborhood schools in Park Slope.
Avani Shah is an attorney in the management liability group at Liberty International Underwriters, and previously worked as a litigation associate in the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. She received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University.
Born in Staten Island and raised in Queens and Long Island, Avani now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Rahul Agarwal, and two sons, the oldest an alum of PSS and the youngest, currently in the 3’s Class!