Board of Directors

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Nicola S. Grant President

Claire Mulholland Chairman Emeritus

Barbara Stovall Smith Chairman Emeritus

Pamela Michaelcheck Honorary Chairman 
Kim A. White Honorary Chairman

Susan Nappa Cocke Chairman

Michaela Keszler Chairman

Catherine Kuehn Price Chairman
Ann R. Grimm First Vice-President

Madeline Hult Elghanayan Vice-President

Ashley Wu Vice-President

Ann H. Yawney Vice President

Barbara Page Glatt Co-Treasurer

Emily Chien Mahoney Co-Treasurer

Raya Keis Knight Secretary

Charlotte Bonstrom Assaf

Patricia R. Bliss

Catherine Carey

Mimi Ritzen Crawford

Lise Evans 

Stephanie Hessler

Tania Higgins

Amanda Grove Holmèn

Ellen S. L'Esperance
Christl Meszkat

Marybeth Mullen

Isolde O'Hanlon

Bronwen G.P. Smith

Barbara L. Vogt 

Ashley Wu

Members of the Board of Directors of the

Southampton Fresh Air Home

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Front:  Kathleen Downes, Michaela Keszler, Kim White, Christl Meszkat, Tish Bliss, Ann Grimm,

Back:  Emily Chien Mahoney, Nicky Grant, Pam Michaelcheck, Ann Yawney, Raya Keis Knight

ADVISORY BOARD

Richard Bedard       Kathleen A. Downes        Yvette Tibbs

HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pamela Rollins Camacho     Maria del Rio     Danielle Ganek     Helga R. Dawn     Lyn Hamer     Ros L'Esperance       

 Barbara A. McEntee     Claire Mulholland     Mrs. Inga Maren Otto     Sarah Senbahar     Barbara Stovall Smith

Management

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David Billingham, Camp Director 

David Billingham, our Camp Director, has worked at the Southampton Fresh Air Home since 1994, first as a counselor, then assistant director, and camp director since 2000.  For David the Southampton Fresh Air Home is more than a camp.  He and his wife Kara met at the camp as counselors, and worked together for years to create the Home’s unique atmosphere.  During the summer David and Kara and their children live at the Home with the campers and other staff.  There is a sense of family in David’s work, as there is throughout the camp.  Many counselors return year after year, as do more than half the campers.  David’s philosophy as well as the camp’s unique environment, are steeped in principles and practices promoting safety, fun and caring. 

Email: dbillingham@sfah.org   Phone:  631-283-1594, ext. 102  

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Kiara Esteves, Camp Coordinator

 

Kiara s a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. As Camp Coordinator, she helps to facilitate the enrollment of all campers each summer. An eight year SFAH alumna, Kiara joined the staff to develop and embolden SFAH programs for older campers and alumni to gather all of the tools they need for life after an amazing summer camp. Kiara’s goal for her programs is to ensure that every camper that comes to camp gets empowerment and motivation they need to thrive outside of camp. She has already helped to create and grow a mentorship program for young women in the STEM field at John Jay College of Criminal Justice while also mentoring a number of students from her alma mater, the Henry Viscardi School. Kiara is very excited to use all of this experience with the campers at the Southampton Fresh Air Home.

Email:  kesteves@sfah.org     Phone:  631-283-1594 ext 107

Thomas Naro, Executive Director 

Thomas Naro is the Home's Executive Director. He joined the Southampton Fresh Air Home staff in 2008 to assist with the Home's fundraising events, and in 2009, became their Business Manager. Tom has a BFA form New York University. Prior to the Fresh Air Home, he worked at The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. Tom was a member of ATPAM, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, and served on its Board of Directors for several years.  He served as chariman and treasurer of the Surfrider Foundation, Eastern Long Island Chapter, an organization dedicated to the protection of our oceans and beaches, and assists with their fundraising.

Email: tnaro@sfah.org Phone 631-283-5847, ext. 101 

David Billingham SFAH Camp Director at special needs camp holding smiling camper

Eilis Welsh, Assistant Camp Director

 

Eilis has worked at SFAH since 2016, first as a counselor and off-season staff member, then a supervising head counselor. Eilis earned her clinical masters degree from Mass General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions and actively practices as a fully certified Speech Language Pathologist with a clinical interest in children with complex communication needs, assistive technology and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eilis credits SFAH campers, staff and leadership as the community that peaked her personal and professional interests. With her credentials and passion for our mission, Eilis hopes to continue to channel her work into supporting, connecting and honoring the experiences of the disability community through off-season programming, mentorship/life skills programming and summer leadership.

Email: ewelsh@sfah.org             Phone:  631-283-1594 ext 103

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