Judi Caron

Board Chair

In addition to serving as Chair of the board of Hamptons Community Outreach, Ms. Caron 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.

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.

Peggy Tanner

Board Treasurer

Peggy Tanner worked at Morgan Stanley for over a decade before dedicating herself to numerous not-for-profit organizations. She has served on the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, co-chaired Dartmouth’s Call to Lead campaign, chaired the Seeds of Peace Board and was Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. In addition, she is President Emerita and a founding Board Member of The Summer Camp, which provides girls from low-income families and foster homes with an overnight camping experience. She is a volunteer at the Springs Food Pantry and serves as a college advisor/mentor at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. In her free time she likes to travel, play padel and pickle ball and spend time with family and friends. Peggy divides her time between New York City and East Hampton. She is married to David Tanner and has three married sons.

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)

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’s ultimate goal is to leave a healthy world for future generations.

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.

Nick Gazzolo

Board Member

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.​

Andi Klausner

Board Member

Andi Klausner spent most of her career as a civil rights attorney in NYC before co-founding a  grant-writing firm to assist nonprofits in reaching their fundraising goals. After leaving the firm, Andi became a nonprofit executive at a fair housing agency in Westchester County. Since she retired, Andi has remained active in fighting for social justice and civil rights. She was a member of the Town of Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force for many years, and continues to serve on the Town of Southampton Housing Authority which is tasked with building affordable housing in Southampton. Andi is also the co-Chair of the Social Justice Committee of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, and serves as the Vice Chair of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee. In her free time, Andi loves spending time with her beautiful grandchildren. She also enjoys travel, biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, knitting and photography. Andi is married to Ron Klausner and they have four children, seven grandchildren and two dogs. She is a full-time resident of Water Mill.

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.

Dini von mueffling

Board Member

Dini von Mueffling is the founder and CEO of Dini von Mueffling Communications (DVMC), an award-winning boutique public relations firm in New York City, where she develops and leads client relationships, designs and executes media and brand strategies, and directs reputation and crisis management. DVMC is highly regarded for its social impact work in gun violence prevention, democracy reform, medical debt relief, and anti-bullying. Their campaigns have garnered 32 Cannes Lions, 2 Emmys, and hundreds of other industry awards. DVMC also works in the fields of tech, business, healthcare, law, real estate, books, art, and design, and with high-profile individuals. Before founding DVMC, Dini was the co-founder of HvM Communications, specializing in lifestyle PR. Prior to HvM she spent five years in-house at SUITE New York, was a reporter and freelance writer, and is the author of two non-fiction books. Currently, Dini serves on the board of The Church, an art and cultural organization in Sag Harbor.

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.