Laura Tooman
President

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.

Office: 631-238-5720
Mobile: 201-400-1402
LTooman@PreserveMontauk.org

Danielle Friscia
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.Ed in Education from Long Island University with an advanced degree certificate in education from St. Peter's College, University of Oxford; and a M.S. in Technical Systems Management from SUNY Stony Brook. Prior to joining CCOM, Danielle taught both English Language Arts and Technology at Springs School in East Hampton. She left teaching and moved to Manhattan to work as a Financial Services Information Technology Project Manager at the New York Mercantile Exchange overseeing numerous projects; the largest, 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.

Office: 631-238-5720
Email: DFriscia@PreserveMontauk.org

Jaime LeDuc
Program Specialist

Jaime LeDuc, originally from Minnesota, holds a Bachelor of Science from Bemidji State University and a Masters of Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological University. For the past 14 years she served as an Aquatic Biological Science Technician at Voyageurs National Park and the Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, where she was the laboratory manager and specialized in water quality, climate change, invasive species, harmful algal blooms, and fisheries management programs. Until recently, she was also Chair of Surfrider Foundation’s North Shore, MN Chapter. Jaime currently resides in Southampton. When not working, you can find Jaime catching waves along the East End and exploring the coastline with her pups. .

Office: 631-238-5720
Email: JLeDuc@PreserveMontauk.org