About Us

The Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization was founded in 2015. Our mission is to preserve the Georgica Pond ecosystem for future generations through science-based, watershed-wide policy and restoration.

Board of Directors

president
Priscilla Rattazzi Whittle
President
vice-president
Annie Gilchrist Hall
Vice-President
treasurer
Jonathan M. Wainwright, Esq.
Treasurer
board-member
Dr. Anna Chapman
Board Member

The Team

project-manager
Sara Davison
Executive Director

Sara has served the not for profit sector her entire career. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Long Island Nature Conservancy and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. She received her B.S. from Tulane University and a Masters of Science in Botany and Ecology from Rutgers University.

science-advisor
Dr. Christopher Gobler
Science Advisor

Dr. Gobler is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. He is a leading expert on harmful algal blooms and was voted by the Long Island Press as one of the 50 most influential people on Long Island.

environmental-consultant
Bruce Horwith
Environmental Consultant

Bruce is an independent environmental consultant serving the East End. He is a former Director of Stewardship for the Nature Conservancy on the South Fork and is also the owner of Wild Bird Crossing in Bridgehampton.

secretary
Addavail Coslett
Board Secretary

Addavail is the program director for the Chapman Perelman Foundation. Prior to this role, she worked as a researcher at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and spent three years in India working with non-profit organizations. Addavail received her B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Development Economics from the London School of Economics.

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