Judi Caron

Board Chair

In addition to serving as Chair of the board of Hamptons Community Outreach, Ms. Caron is on the board of i-tri girls and has also served on the Boards of French American Cultural Exchange, Julia Mandle Performance and the Sag Harbor Partnership. She has worked for Independent Curators International and volunteered for Partnership for the Homeless and Student Sponsor Partners, which is an organization that sponsors and mentors high school students in the Bronx. She is a devoted mom and grandmother who enjoys yoga, hiking, swimming, cooking and walks on the beach with her dog Charley.

Nick Gazzolo

Board Treasurer

Nick Gazzolo is a founding Partner of Denver-based Solar Fund SolRiver Capital. He has also been an early investor in successful software companies Riskalyze and Intelligent Generation. Mr. Gazzolo previously worked for Habitat for Humanity International, Options Xpress, and Charles Schwab. He has served as President of the boards of the John Jermain Memorial Library and The Sag Harbor Partnership. Other boards include the Breakwater Yacht Club and Sag Harbor Cinema. He loves movies and sailing and feels lucky to call Sag Harbor home with his partner Renee and dog Atticus.​

Solange Schipani

Board Secretary

Solange Schipani is a marketing consultant and co-founder of Wonderhood Toys, an educational toy company with a mission to empower young girls to develop key skills through play. Prior to launching her own companies, she was a brand manager for the Colgate-Palmolive Company. She earned her BA from Georgetown University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. Solange spends her time in both New York City and East Hampton with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Brunello. She enjoys traveling, cooking, playing tennis, and volunteering in her communities.

Lindsay LoBello

Board Member & Events Chair

Lindsay is an entrepreneur who started her own consulting business for the beauty industry, specializing in taking small beauty startups to luxury retailers. After 15 years with global leading corporations Procter & Gamble, Coty, and L’Oreal, she took the leap to create her own vision and redefine the beauty industry as she knows it by focusing on helping female founded startup businesses.

Born and raised around the cornfields of Peoria, Illinois, she left her rural community at age 18 for a more urban life in Phoenix, AZ where she graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies. Her career took her all over the country, living in cities San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and then NYC in 2014. After coming to the Hamptons on the weekends for 7 years, she finally decided to become a year round resident and resides in North Haven with her husband Claas and Bernedoodle Winston.

Her heart beats to philanthropic efforts as she has always been involved in organizations with a give back philosophy including spearheading food drives, Speak Women Mentorship- mentoring high school students from immigrant families, and Step-up Mentorship for young girls to name a few. Besides volunteer work, you can find her front row at soul cycle, playing tennis, gardening, or helping friends with design projects.

DIRECTORS  (alphabetical)

Amelie Bandelier

Board Member

Amalie Bandelier is a philanthropist at heart, an amateur interior designer, an avid equestrian and a travel enthusiast. Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Amalie graduated from Northwestern University and went on to become a Vice President at a top public relations firm in New York City, managing corporate communications for Fortune 500 companies. Her focus involved working with companies to manage their global philanthropic efforts. Switching gears after moving full-time out east, Amalie brings this expertise to her charitable work and is thrilled to be making a difference in her local community. Amalie has been a board member of CTREE, the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End, since 2018 and has had the privilege of serving as the Board President since 2020. She lives in Sag Harbor with her husband, two daughters, her horse and their golden retriever.

Rainbow Chavis

Board Member

Rainbow Chavis is a dedicated environmental advocate, small business owner, and member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. With a strong background in environmental conservation, Rainbow’s work focuses on finding innovative solutions to combat pollution and to protect and improve the East End’s waterways. As a longtime volunteer and fervent supporter of Hamptons Community Outreach, Rainbow has organized a fundraising dinner, created an auction, arranged a concert, and researched grants to help fight poverty among other issues. Rainbow is seeking to make an even greater impact as candidate for Southampton Town Trustee. Rainbow’s ultimate goal is to leave a healthy world for future generations.

Frances Cole Jones

Board Member

Frances Cole Jones is an author, media, and presentation coach. Her books include “How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation”, “The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World” (Ballantine Books/Random House) and the e-book “Wow Your Way into the Job of Your Dreams” (Open Road). Forbes.com voted Frances’ blog one of the top 100 websites for women. Speaking.com voted Frances one of the top 5 speakers in Communication. In addition, Frances is a practicing yoga therapist; her 3.5 year program with Yoga Well in San Francisco concludes in 2025.

Mica Diamond

Board Member

Mica Diamond is an Executive and Life Coach. She works with individuals and organizations to help people have more fulfilling careers, relationships, manage transitions, and achieve an overall improved sense of well-being. Mica earned her BA in Economics from Lafayette College and her MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Mica has called Sag Harbor home for over twenty years. Currently, Mica and her husband spend their time between New York City and Sag Harbor. They have two young adult children and a golden retriever. In addition to working, volunteering, family and friends, Mica enjoys riding her tandem bicycle with her husband, running, and kite boarding.

Marc Lowenberg

Board Member

Marc Lowenberg was at the forefront of the cosmetic dental revolution, which began in the 1970’s. Graduating from NYU College of Dentistry in 1972, his specialized dental practice has evolved into one of the most renowned dental practices in the world, changing the smiles of America’s most famous faces. Over the last 50 years, he has spent time teaching young dentists the art of cosmetic dentistry and giving back to the community doing pro Bono dentistry to those in need. He has spent the majority of those years splitting his time between Manhattan and the Hamptons.

Lynne Marshall

Board Member

Lynne Marshall is a member of the Shinnecock Nation and is a 2nd grade teacher at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School. Her love for working with English Language Learners inspired her to pursue certification as an English as a New Language teacher. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Literacy. She enjoys reading, taking long walks and volunteering for Hamptons Community Outreach. She loves helping anyone in need but has a special passion for helping homeless people.

George Negroponte

Board Member

George Negroponte is Director Emeritus of The Drawing Center and was appointed the first President of the institution in 2002. Mr. Negroponte is a fundraising consultant to several non-profit organizations and serves as the President of the Board of ARCAthens. He studied art at Yale University and has had 20 one-person shows at numerous galleries worldwide. Further, he has taught painting and drawing at The Studio School, Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts and Princeton University. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Mr. Negroponte resides in East Hampton with his wife and three sons.​

Hollis Rafkin-Sax

Board Member

Hollis is a photographer whose passion is visual storytelling. After a 30 year corporate career, Holli pursued a second chapter focused on photography. She combines her love of photography with strategic philanthropy and partners with non-profit organizations helping them tell their stories, raising awareness and financial support. Previously Holli was recognized as one of the nation’s leading crisis communications counselors working globally on critical reputational issues. She was Vice Chairman and Chair of the Executive Committee of Financial Dynamics (FD). Holli is a graduate of Bowdoin College, served two terms as a Trustee of the College. She completed graduate work at the London School of Economics in international relations. She currently serves as an ambassador on the board of the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee), and a founding member of the Beacon Group (a women’s giving circle). Holli and her husband Ben split their time between Sag Harbor and Larchmont, NY. They have two adult sons and twin grandchildren living on the west coast.

Denise Silva-Dennis

Board Member

Denise “Weetahmoe” Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock/Hassanamisco-Nipmuc) is an artist, arts advocate and retired Elementary School art teacher. Her professional achievements include selection of several works for the “In Beauty It Is Begun…,” a joint exhibition for The Smithsonian and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also won the Parrish Art Museum’s Judge’s Award in the painting category. Ms. Silva-Dennis is also an accomplished beadwork craftswoman. The traditional Eastern Woodland style of beadwork was handed down to her from the elder women of the Shinnecock and Hassanamisco-Nipmuc Nations. Her work includes traditional jewelry, beaded medicine fans, walking sticks, and beaded cradleboards. Her beaded necklaces have been shown at the Louise Himelfarb Gallery and at The Studio Connection, both in Southampton, NY. Several Native American exhibitors carry an assortment of her beaded creations to Powwows throughout the Northeastern United States.