About Us

The Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in August of 2015. It is governed by a four- member board of directors who hire professional personnel as needed.

Our mission statement is:  To preserve the Georgica Pond ecosystem for future generations through science-based, watershed-wide policy and restoration.

The organization works closely with all stakeholders, including the East Hampton Town Trustees, The Village of East Hampton, the Town of East Hampton and people living in the Georgica Pond watershed.

Board of Directors

Priscilla Rattazzi Whittle
President
Annie Gilchrist Hall Hall
Vice-President
Jonathan M. Wainwright, Esq.
Treasurer
Dr. Anna Chapman
Board Member
Katharine Rayner
Board Member

Our Team

Sara Davison 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.

Dr. Christopher Gobler
Dr. Christopher Gobler

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.

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.

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.

Larry Cantwell
Government Relations Advisor

Larry served as a public official in the Town & Village of East Hampton for 42 years. He recently retired as Town Supervisor after completing two terms. Larry was one of the leaders in the successful effort to renew the Community Preservation Fund and adopt new legislation to require the use of low nitrogen septic systems to improve water quality.

Our Partners