The Oysterponds Historical Society is led by a Board of Trustees elected by the membership. The Trustees work closely with the professional staff and volunteers who make the Society’s mission possible.

Trustees 2021

Ann ffolliott, Acting President

Michael Simon, Treasurer

Karin Constant, Secretary

EJ Camp

Nina Caufield

Leslie Cohen

Jeffrey Davis

Charles Dean

Jessica Frankel

Suzanne Gluck

Ted Harris

Lydia Irving

Wilfred Joseph

Leslie Koch

Jerie Newman

Sarah Olmstead

Stephen Rotella

Sandra Saiegh

Howard Shainker

Fredrica Wachsberger, Emerita



Sarah Mills Sands
Executive Director

Sarah holds a B.A. from Boston University and also studied Public Policy at George Washington University and non-profit and fundraising management at NYU. For seven years, Sarah served as the Executive Director of the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center in West Chester, PA, but, after 25 years “away,” happily moved back to the North Fork with her husband in 2019.



William McNaught

William McNaught has been Curator of OHS since 2012. He was previously Director of OHS, Director of The American Museum in Britain, New York Regional Director of the Archives of American Art for the Smithsonian Institution, and Curatorial Assistant and Lecturer at The Frick Collection. He has served on the boards of The American Friends of the Attingham Summer School, The Attingham Trust in London, and The Bath Preservation Trust.



Amy Folk
Collections Manager

Amy Folk has been Collections Manager of OHS since 2003. She is also Archivist and Curator for the Southold Historical Society, and Southold Town Historian. Ms. Folk is currently the immediate Past-President for the Long Island Museum Association, as well as the co-author of several award winning books on Southold history.



Scott A. Robbins
Development Associate

Scott A. Robbins joined OHS in February, 2020. He has worked at numerous publishing and entertainment industry companies during his career, including Random House, Time Inc., and NBCUniversal, among others, specializing in online, offline, and digital direct-to-consumer marketing and promotion. Scott graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in English Literature. He became a full-time resident of Shelter Island in 2017, where his family has had a house for over 60 years.



Melissa Groeneveld
Office Administrator

Melissa Groeneveld, born and raised on Long Island, decided to stay and earned her degrees at LIU Southampton while also playing collegiate volleyball there.  With a Communications degree and a minor in Marketing, she spent 10+ years working in NYC for USA Today and Sports Business Journal. Melissa fell in love with the North Fork when she met her husband and they have been calling Southold home for the past 15+ years.



Michael Simon, Chair


Howard Shainker, Chair

Buildings & Grounds

Dick Gillooly (lead contact)

Ed Caulfield (lead contact)


Ann ffolliott, Chair


Suzanne Gluck, Chair

Community Engagement

Leslie Cohen, Chair
Jan Rose (Chair, Student Programs)


Steve Rotella, Chair

Strategic Planning

Steve Rotella, Chair

Special Events Committees

A Moveable Feast (Picnic in Poquatuck Park)
Jessica Frankel

Heritage Day
Catherine Chaudhuri
Sarah Olmstead

Secret Postcard Project
Co-Chair EJ Camp
Co-Chair Leslie Cohen

Holiday House Tour
Catherine Chaudhuri
Sarah Olmstead

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Oysterponds Historical Society
PO Box 70
Orient, NY 11957


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