2021 OHS Annual Meeting




OHS Members are cordially invited to attend
the Annual Meeting on November 20th, 2021 at 10:30am.


Please use the following link (or phone number) to attend the Zoom meeting.

(Meeting ID: 878 5238 4519)



1  929 205 6099 US (New York)


Current members may vote for the 2021 Trustee Nominees listed below during the meeting or send in a proxy vote for or against the slate to office@ohsny.org.



2021 Trustee Nominees


1st Term:


Catherine Chermayeff  has an extensive background in photography and bookmaking. She is Global Director of Special Projects for Magnum Photos and a consultant to the Magnum Foundation.  In 2016 she co-founded The Advisory, which strategically advises artists and estates. She bought the grist mill of the Hallock Farm in 1998, converting it to a one-of-a-kind home that has been on the OHS house tour several times.


Tom Dyja  is the author of three novels and two acclaimed cultural histories, including the recent New York, New York, New York.  He is on the advisory boards of the Diamondstein-Spielvogel Institute for NYC History, Politics and Community Activism at the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. An Orient resident since 2016, he was the co-curator of this summer’s Baseball on the North Fork exhibition


Susan Holden  works with entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses in fields as diverse as advertising, celebrity casting and financial technology.  She’s an NYU Business School grad and a CPA. Her family has lived on the North Fork since the 1800s, and Susan has lived in Orient since 2014.


Donna Richardsen  has been a marketing and branding executive for over 20 years, helping major corporations develop digital capabilities.  An MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, she is about to start a new chapter as VP Digital and Integrated Marketing for GXO Logistics. She and her husband Orlando Martinez, who was featured in the OHS baseball exhibition and roundtable discussion, have been Orient homeowners for five years and enthusiastic community members.


Lindsay Pollock  is currently the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Chief Communications and Content Officer.  She is also an art journalist and author of renown.  After a decade renting in Orient, Lindsay and her family moved full-time to Orient in March 2020, where her son attends Oysterponds Elementary School and she is an officer of the PTA.


Katie Sonnenborn is an arts advocate and non-profit leader, and co-director of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture since 2012.   She is on the advisory board of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth as well as advising the NEA and many others. She is a new homeowner in Orient but a decades-long summer resident, first brought to the North Fork by her husband whose parents were Orienters in the 1980s.



2nd Term


  • Leslie Cohen
  • Suzanne Gluck
  • Lydia Irving



As a valued member of the OHS community, we look forward to welcoming you to the Oysterponds Historical Society Annual Meeting. Your involvement and generous support makes it possible for OHS to bring the community together to share experiences and celebrate the history and culture of this special place.


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