Board Leadership at The Retreat

Board Leadership

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Francesca Odell

Co-President

Francesca Odell has been a board member since August 2016 and is now one of the Co-Presidents of The Retreat’s Board of Directors. Francesca is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City, and does mainly corporate work focused on public company advisory matters and transactions in Latin America. Francesca shares her time between New York City and East Hampton, and has a husband and two daughters. Francesca works with and supports a number of nonprofit organizations. She speaks both Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Francesca Odell

Co-President

Francesca Odell has been a board member since August 2016 and is now one of the Co-Presidents of The Retreat’s Board of Directors. Francesca is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City, and does mainly corporate work focused on public company advisory matters and transactions in Latin America. Francesca shares her time between New York City and East Hampton, and has a husband and two daughters. Francesca works with and supports a number of nonprofit organizations. She speaks both Spanish and Portuguese fluently.
Co-President

Claudia Pilato

Co-President

Claudia Pilato is the founder and president of Pilato PR + Marketing Consultants, a new firm that brings strategic thinking and smart marketing skills to a diverse group of businesses and non-profit organizations. Formerly, Vice President, Director of Marketing for BNB Bank (BNB) headquartered on the East End of Long Island, she is a tenured marketing professional who has been recognized for creating a strong brand for BNB Bank that helped it grow from a small East End financial institution, to the leading community bank on Long Island. Pilato arrived at BNB in 2004 as a successful marketing professional. Her career began with Burson Marstellar, one of the top Public Relations Firms in New York City. As an account manager in the corporate financial sector, she represented Armco, TRW, and Merrill Lynch among others. A move to Philadelphia saw her start her first firm, Goebel, Kirk & Pilato, an award winning, independent public relations firm focusing on technology, healthcare and financial services. She was involved with opening the first cellular phone market in the country, as well as handling the Senate’s visit to Philadelphia for the Bicentennial of the Constitution. In 1989, she and her husband moved to East Hampton, New York. She continued her career as working with small to mid-size companies, developing strategic marketing plans and implementation. She also served as the Marketing Director for Guild Hall, an arts and theater organization in East Hampton, New York. Pilato is a community activist. In addition to her role as Co-Chair of The Retreat Board of Directors, she is a founding member and Board Chair of All For The East End (AFTEE), an organization that raises funds to support the NPO community of the five east end towns, currently focused on food insecurity and issues related to the pandemic. She is a former board member of the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), former Chair of the YMCA, East Hampton RECenter, as well as a former board member of the East Hampton School Board and the East Hampton Day Care Center. She was honored in 2018 as a Long Island Power Woman. She and her husband live in East Hampton and New York City. Her two grown children live in New York City and Boston.

Claudia Pilato

Co-President

Claudia Pilato is the founder and president of Pilato PR + Marketing Consultants, a new firm that brings strategic thinking and smart marketing skills to a diverse group of businesses and non-profit organizations. Formerly, Vice President, Director of Marketing for BNB Bank (BNB) headquartered on the East End of Long Island, she is a tenured marketing professional who has been recognized for creating a strong brand for BNB Bank that helped it grow from a small East End financial institution, to the leading community bank on Long Island. Pilato arrived at BNB in 2004 as a successful marketing professional. Her career began with Burson Marstellar, one of the top Public Relations Firms in New York City. As an account manager in the corporate financial sector, she represented Armco, TRW, and Merrill Lynch among others. A move to Philadelphia saw her start her first firm, Goebel, Kirk & Pilato, an award winning, independent public relations firm focusing on technology, healthcare and financial services. She was involved with opening the first cellular phone market in the country, as well as handling the Senate’s visit to Philadelphia for the Bicentennial of the Constitution. In 1989, she and her husband moved to East Hampton, New York. She continued her career as working with small to mid-size companies, developing strategic marketing plans and implementation. She also served as the Marketing Director for Guild Hall, an arts and theater organization in East Hampton, New York. Pilato is a community activist. In addition to her role as Co-Chair of The Retreat Board of Directors, she is a founding member and Board Chair of All For The East End (AFTEE), an organization that raises funds to support the NPO community of the five east end towns, currently focused on food insecurity and issues related to the pandemic. She is a former board member of the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), former Chair of the YMCA, East Hampton RECenter, as well as a former board member of the East Hampton School Board and the East Hampton Day Care Center. She was honored in 2018 as a Long Island Power Woman. She and her husband live in East Hampton and New York City. Her two grown children live in New York City and Boston.
Co-President

Ellie Kurrus

Vice President, VP Development

Ellie Kurrus has been a board member since September 2016 and is now the Vice President of Development. In 2014, Ellie became a hotline volunteer. Ellie enjoys fundraising and event planning and is a member of AAA soiree committee. Ellie lives in Sag Harbor and NYC and enjoys biking, skiing, boating and art. Ellie chairs the Development Committee.

Ellie Kurrus

Vice President, VP Development

Ellie Kurrus has been a board member since September 2016 and is now the Vice President of Development. In 2014, Ellie became a hotline volunteer. Ellie enjoys fundraising and event planning and is a member of AAA soiree committee. Ellie lives in Sag Harbor and NYC and enjoys biking, skiing, boating and art. Ellie chairs the Development Committee.
Vice President, VP Development

Vivienne Keegan

Secretary

Vivienne moved to the US from Ireland at the age of 23. She spent the majority of her professional career in retail, the last 10 years for a multinational having operational responsibility for their North American stores. Vivienne and her husband founded Simple Works in 2007. It’s mission is to further the wellbeing of children and young adults by supporting healthcare, human rights and education. Simple Works was founded on the principle that helping people doesn’t have to be complicated. She manages the day to day operations of the foundation. She lives in East Hampton, has one son in college and is an avid sculler.

Vivienne Keegan

Secretary

Vivienne moved to the US from Ireland at the age of 23. She spent the majority of her professional career in retail, the last 10 years for a multinational having operational responsibility for their North American stores. Vivienne and her husband founded Simple Works in 2007. It’s mission is to further the wellbeing of children and young adults by supporting healthcare, human rights and education. Simple Works was founded on the principle that helping people doesn’t have to be complicated. She manages the day to day operations of the foundation. She lives in East Hampton, has one son in college and is an avid sculler.
Secretary

Andrew Stern

Treasurer

Before launching YorkBridge Wealth Partners, Andy served as a Managing Director at Lebenthal Wealth Advisors where he provided clients with guidance across many facets of wealth management including portfolio construction, planning strategies and wealth transfer. Prior to joining Lebenthal in 2014, Andy spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley and predecessor firms. He first worked as an analyst at Smith Barney Asset Management and then rose through the ranks to become, among other roles, Co-Portfolio Manager of a U.S.-based large-cap growth equity portfolio with nearly $1B in assets. Andy received an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He lives in Amagansett with his wife and three children. Andy coaches youth sports; he and his wife are involved in several local non-profit organizations.

Andrew Stern

Treasurer

Before launching YorkBridge Wealth Partners, Andy served as a Managing Director at Lebenthal Wealth Advisors where he provided clients with guidance across many facets of wealth management including portfolio construction, planning strategies and wealth transfer. Prior to joining Lebenthal in 2014, Andy spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley and predecessor firms. He first worked as an analyst at Smith Barney Asset Management and then rose through the ranks to become, among other roles, Co-Portfolio Manager of a U.S.-based large-cap growth equity portfolio with nearly $1B in assets. Andy received an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He lives in Amagansett with his wife and three children. Andy coaches youth sports; he and his wife are involved in several local non-profit organizations.
Treasurer

Jalai Duroseau

Board Member

Jalai Duroseau became a board member in 2020. Counselor and Coach at Southampton Intermediate School, Jalai is also a personal trainer and author.

Jalai Duroseau

Board Member

Jalai Duroseau became a board member in 2020. Counselor and Coach at Southampton Intermediate School, Jalai is also a personal trainer and author.
Board Member

Julie Hatfield

Board Member

Julie Hatfield is co-President of Wright & Company Construction. She has a strong appreciation for integrity of design, having graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a masters in architecture. Julie strives to do the very best for both her clients and her employees by providing a progressive corporate culture. Julie is active in her local community, living in Sag Harbor with her husband and raising her two children in the local public school system.

Julie Hatfield

Board Member

Julie Hatfield is co-President of Wright & Company Construction. She has a strong appreciation for integrity of design, having graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a masters in architecture. Julie strives to do the very best for both her clients and her employees by providing a progressive corporate culture. Julie is active in her local community, living in Sag Harbor with her husband and raising her two children in the local public school system.
Board Member

Maritza Guichay

Board Member

Maritza Guichay
Maritza Guichay graduated from Stony Brook State University, with BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting and Operations Management, and an EMBA from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Her interest in management and accounting started at a very young age while helping in the family business. She is currently the Financial Controller for Michael Davis Construction. Maritza’s passion for building stronger communities has led her to take a leadership role in my community. In addition to her membership on The Retreat’s Board, Maritza serves as Chairwoman of the first Latino Advisory Committee of East Hampton Town and Co-President of East End 4 Ecuador, an organization created to provide aid to affected families after the recent earthquake in South America, which affected Ecuador.

Maritza Guichay

Board Member

Maritza Guichay
Maritza Guichay graduated from Stony Brook State University, with BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting and Operations Management, and an EMBA from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Her interest in management and accounting started at a very young age while helping in the family business. She is currently the Financial Controller for Michael Davis Construction. Maritza’s passion for building stronger communities has led her to take a leadership role in my community. In addition to her membership on The Retreat’s Board, Maritza serves as Chairwoman of the first Latino Advisory Committee of East Hampton Town and Co-President of East End 4 Ecuador, an organization created to provide aid to affected families after the recent earthquake in South America, which affected Ecuador.
Board Member

Anastasia Karloutsos

Board Member

Anastasia resides in Southampton with her husband Constantine Lazarakis, Parish Priest at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons and her three beautiful children.

Anastasia Karloutsos

Board Member

Anastasia resides in Southampton with her husband Constantine Lazarakis, Parish Priest at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons and her three beautiful children.
Board Member

Ayse Manyas Kenmore

Board Member

Ayse Manyas Kenmore
Ayse is a devoted philanthropist, having served on the boards of political, social service, human rights and HIV/AIDS organizations – ranging from Design Industries Foundations Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), The National Aids Memorial, San Francisco Aids Foundation, The S.F. Main Library and a Presidential Appointment to the Board of the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, Continuum HIV Day Services as well as, An Uncommon Legacy Foundation. Ayse was born in Ankara, Turkey and now resides in East Hampton. Ayse has extensive marketing and management experience. She received a BA from Connecticut College and MBA from Stanford University and began her professional career at Condé Nast. Together with the late Robert Kenmore, she founded Equivest Partners Inc., a private merchant-banking firm. Kenmore is an avid art collector with a passion for contemporary photographs, Orientalist and Ottoman art and textiles. Ayse Manyas Kenmore has been a board member since February 2011.

Ayse Manyas Kenmore

Board Member

Ayse Manyas Kenmore
Ayse is a devoted philanthropist, having served on the boards of political, social service, human rights and HIV/AIDS organizations – ranging from Design Industries Foundations Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), The National Aids Memorial, San Francisco Aids Foundation, The S.F. Main Library and a Presidential Appointment to the Board of the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, Continuum HIV Day Services as well as, An Uncommon Legacy Foundation. Ayse was born in Ankara, Turkey and now resides in East Hampton. Ayse has extensive marketing and management experience. She received a BA from Connecticut College and MBA from Stanford University and began her professional career at Condé Nast. Together with the late Robert Kenmore, she founded Equivest Partners Inc., a private merchant-banking firm. Kenmore is an avid art collector with a passion for contemporary photographs, Orientalist and Ottoman art and textiles. Ayse Manyas Kenmore has been a board member since February 2011.
Board Member

Ana Stuckart

Board Member

Ana Stuckart
Ana Stuckart has lived on the East End of Long Island for over 15 years with her husband Paul and her two daughters. Ana holds degrees in Business Administration as well as a BA in Spanish and French Languages and Literatures. After graduating college, Ana attended NYU Professional Development Program where she honed her translation skills. Being fluent in 4 languages, Ana started her banking career in NYC working in International Banking. There she worked with the diplomatic community, managed a portfolio of multinational companies and assisted in negotiations for importing and exporting of goods as well as in structured finance deals. Ana is Vice President and Senior Branch Manager at M&T Bank in Riverhead. There she works closely with business owners to help navigate the many issues that may arise, including growing their revenue, assisting with acquisitions and protecting them from fraud and risk. An avid community banker, Ana has served on several not-for-profit and association boards. She is currently a member of the Riverhead Rotary, Riverhead Chamber, IBO Horizons and sits on the board of The Retreat, a domestic violence agency where she provides financial literacy to victims of domestic violence in addition to participating in several committees. As a founding member of Twin Forks Professional Women’s Circle, Ana strives to provide mentorship, education and career opportunities to those less fortunate while working with other professionals for the betterment of all. With 20+ years of experience in the banking industry combined with high operational standards and excellent business development skills, Ana is a valuable partner to many business owners throughout the East End of Long Island.

Ana Stuckart

Board Member

Ana Stuckart
Ana Stuckart has lived on the East End of Long Island for over 15 years with her husband Paul and her two daughters. Ana holds degrees in Business Administration as well as a BA in Spanish and French Languages and Literatures. After graduating college, Ana attended NYU Professional Development Program where she honed her translation skills. Being fluent in 4 languages, Ana started her banking career in NYC working in International Banking. There she worked with the diplomatic community, managed a portfolio of multinational companies and assisted in negotiations for importing and exporting of goods as well as in structured finance deals. Ana is Vice President and Senior Branch Manager at M&T Bank in Riverhead. There she works closely with business owners to help navigate the many issues that may arise, including growing their revenue, assisting with acquisitions and protecting them from fraud and risk. An avid community banker, Ana has served on several not-for-profit and association boards. She is currently a member of the Riverhead Rotary, Riverhead Chamber, IBO Horizons and sits on the board of The Retreat, a domestic violence agency where she provides financial literacy to victims of domestic violence in addition to participating in several committees. As a founding member of Twin Forks Professional Women’s Circle, Ana strives to provide mentorship, education and career opportunities to those less fortunate while working with other professionals for the betterment of all. With 20+ years of experience in the banking industry combined with high operational standards and excellent business development skills, Ana is a valuable partner to many business owners throughout the East End of Long Island.
Board Member

Dr. Daniel VanArsdale

Board Member

Dr Daniel VanArsdale
Dr. Daniel VanArsdale is a Family Medicine Specialist. He graduated with honors from New York College Of Osteo Medicine Of New York Institute Of Technology in 2001. Having more than 20 years of diverse experiences, especially in Family Medicine, Hospice/Palliative Care, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. VanArsdale leads the School of Social Medicine at Stonybrook Southampton. The field of social medicine seeks to: understand how social and economic conditions impact health, disease and the practice of medicine, and foster conditions in which this understanding can lead to a healthier society. This rotation exposes trainees to ideas which will challenge their beliefs and compel self-reflection. It will also help trainees broaden their understanding of entelechial processes as they relate to health and disease. These students spend time at The Retreat’s Shelter, working directly with clients.

Dr. Daniel VanArsdale

Board Member

Dr Daniel VanArsdale
Dr. Daniel VanArsdale is a Family Medicine Specialist. He graduated with honors from New York College Of Osteo Medicine Of New York Institute Of Technology in 2001. Having more than 20 years of diverse experiences, especially in Family Medicine, Hospice/Palliative Care, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. VanArsdale leads the School of Social Medicine at Stonybrook Southampton. The field of social medicine seeks to: understand how social and economic conditions impact health, disease and the practice of medicine, and foster conditions in which this understanding can lead to a healthier society. This rotation exposes trainees to ideas which will challenge their beliefs and compel self-reflection. It will also help trainees broaden their understanding of entelechial processes as they relate to health and disease. These students spend time at The Retreat’s Shelter, working directly with clients.
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