Molly Bishop, Executive Director, is an experienced development, outreach and strategy consultant whose previous work experience includes the Wellness Foundation, Southampton Arts Center and Bay Street Theatre as well as numerous local political campaigns. Molly is the thirteenth generation of her family to reside on Eastern Long Island. As such, she brings a strong love for and knowledge of our villages and our local population.
Our Board Members:
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.
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, Co-President 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, Co-President is an independent theater producer in New York City. Ostrow began her producing career at Vassar, where she developed and founded the Powerhouse Season, a collaboration between Vassar and New York Stage and Film, now celebrating its 35th season. She went on to become producing director of the award winning Classic Stage Company, where she produced Sigourney Weaver and other notable artists in reimaginings of the classics. In the wake of 9/11, Ostrow became the producing director of The Flea, where she produced over 100 world premieres. She also spearheaded the construction of an adapted use three-theater performing arts complex in Lower Manhattan. She has been an adjunct professor of theater at Vassar College, Chatham College and McGill University. Ostrow holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Vassar College, where she chairs the development committee and serves on the Yale School of Drama Board of Advisors. She is also a member of the executive committee on the Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
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.
Emma Walton Hamilton, Secretary, has lived in Sag Harbor for over 30 years. With her husband, Stephen Hamilton, she co-founded Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater in 1991, serving as its Co-Artistic Director and Director of Education and Young Audience Programs for 17 years. In 2008, she joined the faculty of Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA's in Creative Writing, where she teaches children’s literature and playwriting, and directs the annual Children’s Lit Fellows graduate certificate program as well as the Young Artists and Writers Project in area schools. Emma is also a NY Times best-selling author, having written over 30 books for children and young adults in partnership with her mother, Julie Andrews. The mother-daughter duo also co-wrote and produced JULIES GREENROOM, the Netflix series for preschoolers celebrating the arts. Emma's most recent projects include her mother’s second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, and co-hosting and producing the new story-time podcast, Julie's Library. Emma and Steve are founding members of the Sag Harbor Cinema’s advisory board, and remain actively involved with Bay Street Theater. Emma is a passionate advocate for the arts and education, and is honored to serve on the Partnership’s board to help preserve the unique quality of life in Sag Harbor for generations to come.
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.