Board of Directors

Lisa DeVeglio, President

Lisa DeVeglio has been involved with the Playhouse project since its inception in 1999. She owned and operated a shop in downtown Montauk for 18 years and has worked for McCoy Bus Company for the past 15.

Tom Griffin, Vice President

Tom Griffin, a children’s marketing, advertising and TV/Film production executive, was Chairman and Founder of Griffin Bacal Advertising (sold to Omnicom/DDB) and Sunbow Entertainment (sold to Sony).

Cynthia Ibrahim, Treasurer

Cynthia Ibrahim holds a degree in accounting and managed the Snug Harbor Motel and Marina for almost 30 years. Presently, she is working in real estate for Douglas Elliman and helps her husband manage their local business.

Jeff Samuelson, Secretary

Jeff Samuelson is a seasoned business executive with extensive management, marketing, sales and entrepreneurial experience. In addition, he is an active community member, having served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Kathleen G. Beckmann

Kathleen Beckmann lives in Montauk full-time. She is a successful real estate agent, recently joining the Montauk office of Town & Country Real Estate.

Perry B. Duryea III

Perry B. Duryea III was born and raised in Montauk, NY. was employed at Perry Duryea & Son, a family seafood business, for 42 years, serving as President from 2004-2014. He currently runs the Montauk Cancer Support Group.

Nancy Elder

Nancy Elder is a member of the senior leadership team of JetBlue, overseeing their communications strategy. She has held communications and marketing leadership roles at GE, MasterCard, Marsh and Time Warner.

Joel Halsey

Joel Halsey is a Project Manager at Lighthouse Land Planning, a Montauk-based corporation that works with property and business owners to help design and permit projects that require Town, State and County approvals.

Richard Monahan

Dick Monahan sits on the Board of Directors of the East Hampton YMCA, is an AEMT with and Commissioner of the Montauk Fire Department, and is a Town Ocean Lifeguard, among other numerous volunteer activities.

Carol Nye

Carol Macdonald Nye was born and raised in Montauk, NY. She is the founder of local magazine On Montauk, and she served as its publisher for 25 years. She currently publishes the Greenport Visitor’s Guide.

Karen L. Thorson

Karen L. Thorson has worked as a producer in the film and television industry for several decades. Her resume includes producing credits on the HBO dramas The Wire and Treme. She served on the Board of the Metropolitan Opera Guild for 7 years.

Michele Walsh

Michele Walsh is a President and Co-Founder of IT Briefcase, a leading marketing company that assists business professionals overcome IT challenges. She is skilled at building external and internal relationships that benefit organizations.

Joan M. Lycke, Past President

Joan M. Lycke owns and operates the Montauk Laundromat. She served as President of the Foundation for 10 years and has been involved in many civic activities, including leading the efforts to build Montauk’s Library.