Board of Directors

Katherine Leahy Birch, Chairman

Robbianne Mackin, Vice Chair

Robbianne Mackin is the Director of Philanthropy for the Audubon Society. Prior to joining Audubon, she was the the Director of Development and Communications at HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers).  Before that, Robbianne was an independent consultant lending expertise to organizations and individuals in program evaluation, strategic planning, and fundraising. She has worked at the highest levels of fundraising in education, and in the environmental arena at The Nature Conservancy and Wildlife Conservation Society where she directed the Global Conservation Fundraising program. She has presented at the American Evaluation Association’s national conferences, and holds a B.A. from Rollins College in Environmental Studies and English, and a Master’s Degree in Forest Resources from The Pennsylvania State University. She resides in Quogue and New York City.

William Ryall, Vice Chair

Harris A. Barer, Treasurer

Harris A. Barer is a lawyer and real estate investor with offices in New York City. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) an international organization aimed at finding a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata and a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of Homes for the Homeless (HFH), a national non-profit organization focused on providing solutions for homeless families. He is a graduate of Colgate University (magna cum laude) and Yale Law School. He is married to Helen, who is a novelist, and they reside in Water Mill and New York City.

Susan Abdalla Louis Bevilacqua

W. Marco Birch

W. Marco Birch is a Partner of Moore Capital Management LLC and a Senior Portfolio Manager, focusing primarily on investing in non G-7 countries. Marco is most passionate and committed to conservation, particularly on the East End of Long Island. He believes that we have reached a critical juncture in regard to conservation of dwindling resources, and that what we do now will determine what remains for the future. Marco has also been supportive of Boys Harbor, Fresh Air Fund, St. David’s School, Southampton Fresh Air Home, Peconic Land Trust, Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund, Mashomack Preserve, Peconic Baykeeper, NRDC and the Land Trust Alliance. He is a graduate of Princeton University.

Kristen Briner Graciela Dauhajre

Andrew Goldstein

Andrew Goldstein is a securities attorney practicing in New York City. In addition to his activities on behalf of the Group, Mr. Goldstein serves on the Boards of the East Hampton Village Preservation Society and The East Hampton Health Care Foundation. Mr. Goldstein currently serves as the Chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals.

Stuart Goode Sandra Meyer

John Shea

John Shea is one of the founding partners in the law firm of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, a general practice firm on Long Island with a 55 person staff of attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries. Prior to establishing his firm, he served as Counsel to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and earlier as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York in the Environmental Protection Bureau. He has frequently written and lectured on environmental law and been involved in environmental issues both professionally and on a volunteer basis for over 35 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Fordham University . Mr. Shea is a full-time resident of East Hampton.

Kimberly Smith Spacek

Partner/Director of Marketing and Investor Relations
Ms. Smith Spacek joined Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. in September 2005. She is responsible for managing relationships with Owl Creek’s investors as well as forging new relationships with prospective investors. Additionally, Ms. Smith Spacek is a member of the Owl Creek Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining Owl Creek, she was in Client Service at Davidson Kempner Capital Management, LLC where she was responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with institutional investors, high net worth investors, fund of funds and investment advisors. Prior to joining Davidson Kempner, Ms. Smith Spacek was an Assistant Vice President at ABN AMRO Securities Inc., Global Futures Group, where she worked on the global futures marketing effort in addition to trading coffee, sugar and cocoa. She began her career at Ziff Brothers Investments. Ms. Smith Spacek received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Middlebury College. Ms. Smith Spacek is a Trustee of the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools. She resides in New York City and Southampton, NY.

Mary Walker

Mary Walker is a veteran fundraiser, activist and philanthropist for Group for the East End, as well as several animal welfare charities. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Village of Dering Harbor and has devoted much of her life to preserving the rural character of Shelter Island. She served on the first board of The Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve. She lives in Dering Harbor and New York City with her husband Ken.

Donna Anne Winston Kurt Wolfgruber