The John Jermain Memorial Library
Board of Trustees
Nicholas Gazzolo, President
Nick Gazzolo has been visiting Sag Harbor since 2000, and has lived here full time since 2004. He has a B.A. from St. John's College (Great Books program), Annapolis, MD, and an M.A. from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, in Counseling Psychology, where he also did doctoral studies in Depth Psychology. He has worked for Habitat for Humanity International in Corporate Development, and currently works in education for Charles Schwab. A former member of the board of directors of Save Sag Harbor, Nick is currently on the board of Serve Sag Harbor. The John Jermain Memorial Library is one of his favorite places in the world.
Ann Sutphen, Vice President
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. While living in Seattle, Ann worked as a midwife and then as a volunteer coordinator managing over a thousand volunteers for an annual four day arts festival. Later, she and her husband, David Rhoades, took two years to sail the West coast of the United States and Mexico, after which their daughter was born. In 2010 the family embarked on a three year cruise from Seattle to Sag Harbor, sailing in Mexico and Central America, transiting the Panama Canal and working their way north through the Chesapeake. Ann now works with her husband in his civil engineering firm, and with their daughter, they are the sixth and seventh generation to live in Ann’s family’s North Haven home. She is active in her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and the Sag Harbor Elementary School PTA.
Dan Glass. Secretary
Born in a small village in Wales, Dan worked for the family business: dragon slaying.
He grew up learning the skills required: sword fighting, burn treatments and damsel rescuing. When he was a young man he went to the International College of Magic (ICM) where he got a B.A. in Illusions. This degree led him to work for a cruise ship line as magician/juggler.
It was there he met his wife. After they got married, they moved to Sag Harbor where Dan got a job as head bridge-troll under the Sag Harbor/North Haven bridge. He enjoys reading, writing unsolicited reviews of local intersections, and competitive eating with a focus on pancakes.
Susan Edwards, Treasurer
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, the Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, and a volunteer with several local organizations including the Peconic Land Trust, Bridge Gardens, and Bay Street Theater.
Born and raised in the south of England, Alison Bond graduated from London University with a degree in Modern Languages and also studied in Germany and at the Sorbonne. After arriving in the U.S., she worked as an editor with several major publishers. Later she started her own business as an editorial consultant and literary scout, and became a US citizen. Today she remains active in the agency she established and has many contacts with writers based on the East End, in NYC, and overseas. She and her architect husband Evan, have owned a home in Sag Harbor since 1977. Alison was a longtime trustee of the Sag Harbor Historical Society where she edited and in 1991 published Dot Zaykowski's Sag Harbor - An American Beauty. Currently she is an active member of the Sag Harbor Tree Fund.
Jacqueline Brody was born in Utica, New York. Following her graduation from Vassar College, she was a Fulbright scholar at the London School of Economics. She then married and raised two daughters while working in publishing in New York City, most notably as editor of the Print Collector's Newsletter for 25 years; she served on the Acquisitions Committee for Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art for 12. Jackie first experienced Sag Harbor when she and her late husband, Gene Brody, summered at their home in Shelter Island beginning in the mid-60s and cruised the Northeast Coast. They and their sailboat moved to Sag Harbor in 2003. She is currently Chair of the Collector's Circle at the Parrish Art Museum, a member of the advisory board for the Dieu Donne Papermill, a Friend of the John Jermain Memorial Library, and volunteer for the Ladies Village Improvement Society and Save Sag Harbor.
Ann Lieber grew up in NYC and spent 16 childhood summers in Sag Harbor. She graduated from the University of Michigan and started her Masters in history at Columbia. After marrying and moving to Indianapolis, she completed her M.A. at Butler University. She taught school in Indianapolis-from elementary through college, worked in the Education Department of the Children's Museum, and as a librarian in two Indianapolis libraries. Ann and her family returned to Sag Harbor in the summer of 1974 and came every summer until moving here permanently in 2004. Currently, she substitutes at Pierson Middle/High school and is the Administrator of the Custom House, where she has worked for over 30 years. She belongs to the Sag Harbor Historical Society (former board member), The Ladies Village Improvement Society, and The Friends of the JJML. Her four children and seven grandchildren love spending time in Sag Harbor.
Craig Rhodes was born in New York City and relocated to Sag Harbor with his parents and brothers when he was five years old. He graduated from Pierson High School and went on to study architecture at Pratt Institute graduating in 1970. As an architect in New York City he worked for several medium size and large firms including I.M. Pei and Partners which later became Pei Cobb Freed and Partners. After leaving that firm he began his own practice which he moved to Sag Harbor in 2006 when he moved here permanently with his wife and daughter. He has served three years on the library board and has begun his second term.