Board Of Directors
Todd J. Shaw
Todd serves as Board President and Chairman of the Creek Defender program. He grew up on the Amityville River and his childhood revolved around being on and in the Bay. Today, there are certain days he won’t even let his family in the water. His passion is to help reverse that damage for future generations.
Todd is a Senior VP at Morgan Stanley and a Managing Partner in The Shaw Group, specializing in wealth planning and asset management. He serves on the board of the Cancer Research and Treatment Fund at NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Director of Habitat Restoration
Frank Piccininni is a biologist, environmental attorney, and passionate environmentalist who is dedicated to restoring functional habitat to our human-impacted landscape. Frank received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, his M.S. in Biological Sciences from Marshall University, and his B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Partner and Co-Founder at SMPIL Consulting, Ltd. and Spadefoot Design and Construction through which he provides expert testimony for community and advocacy groups and habitat restoration services to private, public, and commercial clients.
Rhianna Q. Roddy
Director of Ways & Means
Rhianna Quinn Roddy is Scholarship America’s Executive Director, managing the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund which supports post-secondary education for the children and spouses of those lost on 9/11 and, to date, has awarded $148 million in scholarships to over 3,300 students.
Her background also includes more than 20 years with Delta Air Lines in a variety of executive roles in the U.S., Europe, India and Asia, where she led international marketing efforts. She currently lives in Bay Shore with her husband and their young son.
Wayne R. Horsley
Director of Advocacy
Wayne grew up on the Great South Bay and remembers learning to swim on the Bay, sailing, and clamming. He believes that along with remediation efforts on the mainland and increased water flow, the bay will rejuvenate.
Wayne’s background includes positions with NYS Office of Parks and Recreation and as the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature. In addition, he served as a longtime Councilman for the Town of Babylon. He has a Doctorate and Masters degree from St. John’s University in Modern World History as well as a Masters from Bernard Baruch College in Public Administration.
Director of Events
Born and bred on Long Island’s South Shore, Karen is the most recent addition to our Board and the incredibly creative and talented brains behind South Shore Paddleboards, a successful business based in Babylon, NY.
Fittingly, Karen graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with degrees in Visual Merchandising and Display and Exhibit Design. She serves as a
Director on the Save the Great South Bay Board providing essential marketing and promotional guidance in addition to her avid and undeniable passion for all things water-related.
Bill is the proprietor of Captree Clam which he founded some 46 years ago. He has also served as the President of the Long Island Shellfish Dealers Association and is a past director of the New York Seafood Council. Currently,
Bill serves as a member of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Shellfish Advisory Council. He has served his community as a member of the Babylon Village Bayman Statue Committee and is an active member of Long Island Beach Access Group. Bill loves surfing and guitar playing.
Michael grew up on the Bellport Bay and graduated from College at Brockport. He is a financial advisor with Woodbury Financial Services with a true passion for photography which he pursues through his company Great South Bay Images and FireIslandandBeyond.com.
Most of the stunning and eye-catching imagery found on our website and in our promotional materials was captured by Michael.
Mark A. Murray
Mark has three beautiful and amazing daughters who grew up on the Great South Bay. When he is not working as Managing Attorney of the Murray Law, Group, you will find him working with a community organization or spending time with his friends and family on the Great South Bay – enjoying fishing, golfing, hiking, clamming, and “foodie” activities.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Niagara University with a double major in Management and Labor Relations. In his enjoyment of being of service to others, Mark supports multiple nonprofits such as the Rollstone Foundation, National First Responders Organization, Natasha’s Justice Project, and From One Mother to Another.