Laura Tooman has served as President of CCOM since 2017. Laura currently serves as Chair of the Town of East Hampton’s Montauk Beach Preservation Committee and is also a member of the East Hampton Town Montauk Community Wastewater and the Coastal Assessment & Resiliency Plan Committees. She holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Science from Roger Williams University, and a Master's of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the University of Rhode Island. Previous to joining CCOM, Laura worked for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management helping to develop municipal stormwater regulations; was New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Peconic Estuary Program Coordinator, Assistant to New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, and a member of the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
Director of Operations
Danielle Friscia served as CCOM's Director of Outreach from 2012 to 2017, and is currently its Director of Operations. Danielle holds a B.A. in English Literature from Binghamton University; a M.S. in Education from Long Island University with an advanced certificate in education from St. Peter's College, Oxford University; and a M.S. in Technical Systems Management from SUNY Stony Brook. Prior to joining CCOM, Danielle taught 7th Grade English Language Arts and then 7th and 8th Grade Technology at Springs School in East Hampton. She left teaching and moved to Manhattan to work as an Information Technology Project Manager at the New York Mercantile Exchange overseeing numerous projects; the largest being the build out of a 40,000 sq. ft. backup trading facility and data center relocation after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. Danielle, who grew up in East Hampton, enjoys European travel and is an avid gardener and cook.
Kate Rossi-Snook holds a B.A. in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University and a Master’s in Applied Anthropology (MAA) with a focus on sustainable marine resource development from the University of Maryland. Kate manages all aspects of CCOM’s town-wide enterococcus bacteria testing program, and sits on the East Hampton Town CPF Water Quality Technical Advisory Committee as well as additional subcommittees. Marine ecosystems and water quality are her broad interests, but she specializes in shellfish; prior to joining CCOM, Kate served as Hatchery Manager at the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery and has worked in shellfish restoration and aquaculture programs in Delaware and Rhode Island. Kate lives on Shelter Island with her husband and son, and enjoys sailing, hiking, and going on adventures.