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Board of Trustees


The Library is governed by an eight-member board of trustees, elected by the residents of the Sag Harbor Union Free School District. Board candidates must be residents of the School District, 18 years of age or older, registered voters, and registered users of the library. Board members are elected for staggered three-year terms. The Board holds 12 monthly public meetings per year on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the library’s program room on the lower level. Additional meetings are scheduled as required.
 

President

Susan Edwards

boardpresident@johnjermain.org

(Term expires 12/31/21)
A library patron for more than fifty years now Susan Edwards and her family have deep roots in Sag Harbor. She and her husband, Ian Ziskin, have lived all over the country and became full-time residents here in 2011. She is a member of the Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation for the Village of North Haven.See more

Vice President

Michael Garabedian

(Term expires 12/31/22)Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree at New York University, with a double major in English Literature and Classical Civilizations, and received his Juris Doctor from Union University, Albany Law School. He is a partner in the law firm of Egan & Golden, LLP, and is actively involved in the litigating civil cases in federal and state court. See more

Secretary

Patty McCormick

(Term expires 12/31/22)Patricia McCormick is the author of several young adult novels – including Never Fall Down, the true story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and SOLD, an account of sexual trafficking based on her research in the brothels of Calcutta. She is also the co-author of I am Malala, the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. See more

Treasurer

William E. McCoy

(Term expires 12/31/20)
Bill is a native of the East End. After attending local schools he received a BS from Wagner College and a MBA from Duke University. He worked in the corporate world with Aetna and Exxon, then returned to the East End. He has lived in the Sag Harbor School District for 19 years with his wife Seirin and son Nicholas,See more

Gloria Primm Brown

(Term expires 12/31/20)
Gloria Primm Brown grew up in Washington, D.C. where she attended public schools and Howard University. She has a masters degree in library science from Columbia University. She worked for four years as a children’s librarian in the District of Columbia Public Library System. Later, she moved to NYC where she obtained a job as librarian and supervisor of files at CarnegieSee more

Nick Knab

(Term expires 12/31/21)
Born on the East End of Long Island’s South Fork, Nicholas Knab was raised in Sag Harbor where he has lived for a majority of his life. The John Jermain Memorial Library slowly took hold of his free time and became his second home. He graduated from Pierson High school in 2017, and is currently pursuing higher education.

Ann Sutphen

(Term expires 12/31/21)
Ann grew up in New York City, spending her summers in Sag Harbor. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Political Science and Yale University with an MS in Nurse-
Midwifery. She moved to Seattle, where she met and married her husband David Rhoades, a civil engineer. While in the Seattle area Ann worked as a midwife and then as a volunteer coordinator managing over a thousand volunteers for an annual four day arts festival. See more

Bob Weinstein

(Term expires 12/31/22)
Bob earned a B.A. from Harvard College in Visual and Environmental Studies. After serving as Creative Director for The Limited, Inc., and SVP Marketing for Ann Taylor, he started his own branding and design firm, Concrete Brand Imaging Group in 1993. Bob currently spends most of his time printmaking and painting in his studio in Sag Harbor. See more