Our Team

Our Team 2019-12-19T10:12:48+00:00


Our team is made up of people who all have the same dream to see pristine and productive bays and estuaries in Eastern Long Island. The heart of the team are local communities, who have contributed their time, their expertise, their physical help and their monetary support to help make this dream come true. Many hours have been spent by volunteers cleaning, counting and sorting oysters, all of which are essential for oyster aquaculture.

Many thanks also to our Southampton Town Representatives, State Representatives, Fred Thiele, New York State Assembly and Tim Bishop, former U.S. Congressman for all of their help and support.

The major goal of our Board of Directors, put simply, is to keep working toward our goals of restoring shellfish to our bays and estuaries and at the same time become a sustainable organization. This will better enable us to move forward with our broad educational goals.

The last component of our team is our Webmaster, Colin Goldberg of Everbeta LLC. Colin’s talent is much appreciated. He has designed our logo, print collateral and website. Many thanks Colin.


The Board of Directors for the nonprofit Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery has experience in research and education; marine biology; environmental stewardship; business management and finance; construction and design; and grant writing and non-profit management. Many board members contribute financially, volunteer with ongoing operations and apply their expertise.

Mark Matthews


  • Principal, Mark C. Matthews Architecture, P.C., in Southampton since 1976


  • Rhode Island School of Design BFA 1970, B-Architecture 1971

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, American Institute of Architects since 1978
  • Director, Breakwater Yacht Club, 1988-2000; Commodore 1989, 1990 and 1992
  • Treasurer, AIA Peconic, 2014, 2015
  • President of Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery, 2014 – present; designer of the hatchery

John “Barley”  Dunne
Vice President

B.S. Wildlife & Fisheries Biology, U. Vermont ’95
M.S. Fisheries & Allied Aquaculture, Auburn U ’01

Peace Corps Volunteer (Solomon Islands, 3 yrs)

Director of the Aquaculture Dept. of the Town of East Hampton since 2011

Howard Reisman

Professor Emeritus of Marine Science and Biology, Long Island University.

Research Interests:  

  • Ichthyology
  • Marine fish and fisheries of Long Island

Community organization experiences:

  • Southampton Historical Museum (Trustee Emeritus)
  • Peconic Land Trust (Stewardship Comm.)
  • Cornell Coop. Extension (Former member of the Marine Program Adv. Comm.)
  • Southampton Trails Preservation Soc. (Board member)

Connie Claman


Mount Holyoke College, BA;  NYU, MBA


  • CFO Bronx Works, a settlement house.
  • Interim CFO Carnegie Hall
  • Part of initial planning team and subsequent CFO of Liberty Science Center

Emoke Boldvay


Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY, 1966.


  • First National City Bank (now Citibank), 1967 – 1987 in IT and Data Processing
  • Business Partner, 1987 – 1995 in a screen printing & embroidery business
  • Sole Proprietor, 1995 – current
  • Community Associations:  St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for over 23 years; the League of Women Voters for 27 years; Homeowners Association for over 30 years.
  • Experience in business management, finance and accounting

Arthur Goldberg
Public Relations/Photographer

Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Long Island University

Research Interests:

  • Water Pollution
  • The consequences of chelation in the aquatic environment
  • Trace metals
  • Bioremediation of water and soil and chelation in the aquatic environment.
  • Co-taught Tropical Marine Ecology course in Australia and Tropical Field Studies courses in the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon


  • National Science Foundation Instrumentation Grant
  • US-Australia Cooperative Science Grant for Marine Research in Australia at James Cook University
  • Eppley Foundation Grant to support sabbatical research at the University of New South Wales

Bruce Milliken


Carnegie Mellon University, B.S., Administration and Management Science, 1970
Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Industrial Administration, 1971


Retired management consultant focused on technology-enabled business process improvement for Fortune 500 companies, primarily in the areas of finance, accounting, risk, and compliance.

Brian C Vail,  CFP®, MBA, CLU®, ChFC®, APMA®.

Brian has lived his whole life on Long Island and has worked in finance for the last thirty years.


Tess Mahoney


B.S. Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology and a minor in Environmental Science.


Mahoney Plumbing – Office Assistant and Crew Co-ordinator
Topiarie Flower Shop – Sales, floral design and ordering

Ashley Oliver


B.A. Environmental Sustainability with concentration in Earth Science/Geology, Long Island University
A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences General Studies, Suffolk County Community College


Town of East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery – Algae Culturist & Environmental Aide
South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center – Nature Educator