Our Board Members:
Gail Gallagher, Board President, has over 38 years experience in the Financial Services Industry specializing in Municipal Bonds. She is also, a painter with an in-depth historical and art blog called Painting the Hamptons and manages social media for the Partnership. She calls Sag Harbor home.
April Gornik is an artist and community activist/organizer working with the Sag Harbor Partnership and is Campaign Chair for the restoration of the Sag Harbor Cinema. She is co-founder with Eric Fischl of The Church Sag Harbor. She has raised funds for local and national causes, and believes in the power of culture to unite and move a community forward.
Emma Walton Hamilton, Secretary, with Steve Hamilton, co-founded Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater in 1991, and served as its Co-Artistic Director for 17 years. She is now a faculty member for Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA's in Creative Writing and Film, where Emma is director the Children’s Lit Fellows program and the Young Artists and Writers Project. Emma is a NY Times bestselling children’s author, and the co-creator - with her mother, Julie Andrews - of the Netflix series for preschoolers celebrating the arts, JULIE'S GREENROOM. Her recent extensive book tour celebrated the release of Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews, which she co-authored and is co-author of the new podcast Julie's Library.
Diana Howard, Treasurer 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.
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, Judy Garland and Ralph Lauren.
Hilary Mills Loomis 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 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 Sag Harbor residents and The Sag Harbor Partnership rounds out her non-profit affiliations.
Renee V. H. Simons is President of SANS Sag Harbor, which is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the SANS beach neighborhood, a Post-WWII and Jim Crow era site, listed on the National and State Registry of Historic Districts. Previously, she held executive business roles across various Fortune 500 companies and engaged in marketing, advertising, corporate & technology communications, media management, and financial services. She has received professional recognition and held Board leadership positions at The Advertising Club of NY, Covenant House of NY, and private Boards. Today, she volunteers and is very committed to community activism to make a difference.
Susan Sprott lives in Sag Harbor village in an 1830s cottage where she is an avid gardener and is an active supporter of the local arts and community causes. A New York native, Susan's earlier career in international fashion marketing included positions at Grey Advertising as fashion stylist for Revlon as well as at Vogue Magazine as Fashion Promotions Editor. Susan began her career in luxury real estate at the landmark firm, Allan M. Schneider Associates, Inc. in 1990 and, in 2007, she joined Sotheby's International Realty where she currently works specializing in properties throughout Long Island's South Fork.
Jayne Young, Vice President, 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.