Our Board Members:
Nick Gazzolo, President of the Sag Harbor Partnership, is a founding Partner in a Denver-based Solar Fund, SolRiver. He has also been an early investor in successful software companies Riskalyze and Intelligent Generation. Nick has worked in training and business development for over 20 years. Long term contracts include Habitat for Humanity International, Options Xpress, and Charles Schwab. Nick serves/has served on the boards of John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor Partnership, and Save Sag Harbor.
Judi Caron, having lived and raised her family in Brittany, France, is happy to now call Sag Harbor home. Since her move back to the US, she has played an active role in supporting and advancing a multitude of cultural and youth focused organizations, including Independent Curators International and Student Sponsor Partnerships. Judi has served on the boards of the French American Cultural Exchange and Julia Mandle Performance Organization and is the current Chair of East End based i-tri for Girls.
Tom Gardella moved to Sag Harbor in 1986, after serving in the US Army Airborne. A father of 6, he is a former President of the Sag Harbor Little League, where he coached for seven years. Former Chief of the Sag Harbor Fire Department, Tom helped secure grants for the Fire Department as well as being in charge of containing 2016’s extremely dangerous fire that destroyed part of the Cinema and neighboring buildings. He is currently Grand Knight of Council 584, Knights of Columbus, and serves on the Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Tom owns T. Gardella Plumbing and Heating, and is proud of his long residency in the Village of Sag Harbor.
April Gornik, Vice President of the Sag Harbor Partnership, is an artist and community activist/organizer working with the Sag Harbor Partnership, which will act as fiscal sponsor until the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center achieves 501(c)(3) status. She has fundraised for local and national causes, and believes in the power of culture to unite and move a community forward.
Diana Howard teaches legal skills and writing at a law school aimed at broadening access to legal education to traditionally underserved populations. She formerly practiced law for ten years and worked as a writing instructor at the undergraduate level. She has served on the advisory board for the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School.
Phyllis Hollis is currently the CEO/CMO of CAVU Securities LLC, a boutique Investment Bank. She has more than thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry. Her responsibilities include the firm’s business strategies, day-to-day management, and overseas business development, marketing, compliance and institutional client services across various business lines. Phyllis's true passion is supporting the arts and education community. She is a trustee of Guild Hall and previously with the YWCA and RUSH Philanthropic. Phyllis resides in Bridgehampton.
Susan Lacy created the celebrated PBS series, American Masters, and served as its executive producer for 29 years. She then formed Pentimento Productions. Under an HBO exclusive, multiyear production contract, she has completed a film about Steven Spielberg and is in production on films about Jane Fonda and Ralph Lauren. Under Susan’s leader ship, American Masters earned a record 71 Emmy nominations and 28 wins, along with 12 Peabodys, three Grammys, two Oscars, and a host of other awards, including the Producers Guild award for best documentary series for three consecutive years. The multi–award-winning films she has directed include subjects as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, David Geffen, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Lena Horne, Rod Serling, and Judy Garland.
Hilary Mills Loomis, Secretary of the Sag Harbor Partnership, is the author of Mailer:A Biography. She is a former syndicated book columnist, and her non fiction work has appeared in Vanity Fair and other national magazines. Her fiction work has appeared in Southampton Review and Manhattan Magazine.
Susan Mead Treasurer of the Sag Harbor Partnership, is a partner in a major law firm specializing in land use and municipal law. She has many years of pro bono experience serving as chair and on the board of many nonprofits dedicated to the arts and historic preservation.
Carol Ostrow is the Producing Director of The Flea, the award-winning off-off-Broadway theater located in Tribeca that will open a new three theater performing arts facility this September. Carol is a Trustee of Vassar College, a member of the Board of Advisors to the Yale Drama School as well as a board member of The MacDowell Colony, the oldest arts colony in the U.S. and LAVA, a feminist acrobatic dance collective in Brooklyn. She is a Trustee of Central Synagogue and on the Board of Directors of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Ostrow and her family are also happy SagHarbor residents and The Sag Harbor Partnership rounds out her non-profit affiliations.
Jayne Young spent over 25 years in the magazine publishing industry leading iconic brands. As President and Publisher of The Atlantic Monthly, she is credited with reviving the publication through revamping its brand and rebuilding its business base leading to profitability for the first time in decades. Successful marketing platforms were created including the establishment of The Influential Americans research and the televised public policy series The Atlantic Monthly Forum. Under her leadership The Atlantic became the first consumer magazine online in 1993 when it also launched the first-ever online live conferences. The Atlantic won numerous awards including several prestigious National Magazine Awards and inclusion on Adweek’s Top Magazine List. Prior to The Atlantic, Jayne held several executive positions including at Institutional Investor magazine. Jayne is a native New Yorker and now full time resident of Sag Harbor where she is immersed in local issues and sits on the board of Save Sag Harbor and the Sag Harbor Partnership.