Chris Rowland, President
After many years of spending time on Point Salubrious, Chris and his wife Sarah and 4
children decided to make the beautiful family (Richard and Nancy Boulton) cottage their
home in 2019. The family of outdoor enthusiasts has loved the transition to full time lake life. Having worked in K-12 and higher education I have seen firsthand how beneficial programs and support from entities like the Lyme Community Center can be in the areas they serve. My kids definitely benefitted from community programs in the places we have lived so getting involved in the LCC to give back seemed appropriate. The beautiful thing about the LCC is that it can touch people of all ages and walks of life through its services, local volunteering and philanthropy." Chris currently serves as Vice President of the LCF and looks forward to helping the Foundation grow and expand on its mission of community enhancement and support.
Karen Donahue, Vice President
My husband Patrick and I relocated to Chaumont in 2009 when I became Superintendent of the Lyme Central School District. I retired from this position in 2014 and became the Assistant Superintendent for the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Ogdensburg , a position I still have today.
I also joined the LCF Board in 2009 and served until 2016 (I think), During that time I was Secretary and the Lymelight Editor for a few years. Due to a conflict with another monthly obligation, I was unable to continue on the LCF board. As board meeting day has changed, I no longer have that conflict and am excited to be back on the board. I currently serve on the Town of Lyme Zoning Board and am active in our All Saints parish community.
My husband Dcn. Patrick, is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Ogdensburg and a Deacon in our church. We have four adult children and three grandkids. So, life is busy for the Donahue family. We really enjoy living in Chaumont!
Kathy Mapstone, Treasurer
Kathy Mapstone was born and raised in the Syracuse area. She is a 1978 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius HS and attended Onondaga Community College.
Her accounting career started right out of high school, while also working at Sears & Roebuck Co. as a Sales Associate. Her first accounting position was at Magnavox CATV, in Manlius, NY (a large manufacturing company of cable tv equipment). During her 13 years of employment, she worked her way up from Assistant Payroll Clerk, Jr. Credit/Collection Clerk to Account Receivables Manager and then as Senior Staff Accountant/General Ledger Specialist.
She married her husband Terry in 1985 and became stepmother to his little girls.
After spending summers and weekends with her husband camping at Shangri-La on Point Peninsula they made the decision to relocate to the north country in 1990. Together, they developed a small parcel of land on Moffet Road in the town of Lyme, where they have homesteaded for the last 30+ years.
Up until her retirement in 2022, she was employed as Comptroller with Equipment Rentals in Watertown for 21 years. She and her husband love to travel and go cruising the St. Lawrence River and Chaumont Bay on their boat. Kathy is an avid reader of mysteries novels. When she's not reading, you’ll find her gardening and spending time with her family and friends, and her three cats.
Beth Wagenaar, Secretary and Programs Director
Beth Wagenaar currently serves as Secretary and Programs Director for LCC. A retired teacher from Lyme Central School, Beth enjoys finally being able to watch her students grow up. She has taught in 6 states and 3 army posts in Germany. She served as organist/musical director for chapels or Episcopal churches in just as many locations.
Beth has served as President or Programs chair of multiple Officers’ Wives Clubs around the world. She loves musical theater and has won an international award as Musical Director at the community theater level.
A lover of antiques and history, Beth earned the title of Quilt Appraiser from the American Quilters Society and has curated exhibits and lectures for clubs and elderhostels throughout the southeast. She no longer appraises actively, and has turned her focus to ancestry.
Beth is currently writing a book entitled ‘Finally Fabulous’ that chronicles her adoption story.
Beth is married to Eric Wagenaar as well as mother to three children, a son-in-law, and three dogs.
Barbara Collins, Volunteer Coordinator
Barb was born and raised in the Rochester NY area. She worked as a quality Assurance Technician at Diamond Packaging in Henrietta NY for 34 years. Barb retired in 2020 and she and her husband moved to Three Mile Bay.
"We are very happy living here. People are so friendly and easy going.
I love to read, I love decorating my house for Christmas, Halloween and the outside for any reason that strikes my fancy. I love people, and Animals especially my pampered cat Nathaniel. I adore children. "
Barb runs the Farmer’s Market on the grounds of the Copley House in the summer.
Paul Carr, Lyme Light Newsletter
Paul Carr is a long-time resident of the Town of Lyme at his current home on Indian Point on Pt. Salubrious. He spent every summer from 1952 onward on the “point” and has a deep love and appreciation for the community. In his career he founded and operated an Architectural / Engineering firm before retiring to spend the next 18 years as a professor at Cornell University. Paul’s involvement with the Lyme Community Foundation dates back to its beginning, working with the original Board to acquire and renovate the Copley Mansion, now the Lyme Community Center. With deep appreciation for all those who have gone before him as Board members and officers, he recognizes the obligations to maintain the Foundation for the next generation and strives along with the rest of the Board to see that as a reality.
Deanna Lothrop, Nominating Commitee
Deanna Lothrop is one of the founding members of the Lyme Community Foundation and has been on the board since 1998. Deanna grew up in Antwerp New York and her family moved to Chaumont in 1996. She had a camp at Shangri La for many years during the 1980’s and 1990’s and fell in love with the area. Deanna got involved in founding the Lyme Community Foundation because she thought it was a great way to meet people in the community.
Deanna has been on the Lyme School board since 2006 and is currently serving as the Board President.
Her relationship with the school and the foundation has been an asset to both organizations. Deanna is also a board member for the Jeff-Lewis Teacher’s Center and New Day Children’s Center. She is committed to helping her community in any way she can.
Deanna received her bachelor’s degree from Empire State College, her master's degree in Education from SUNY Potsdam and her CAS degree from SUNY Oswego in Educational Administration. Deanna has been an adjunct instructor for SUNY Jefferson and currently is an Adjunct Instructor for SUNY Potsdam in the graduate program in the Early Childhood/Childhood Education program. Deanna is employed at Jefferson Community College and is the Director of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP). Deanna and her husband live on the Chaumont River. They have three grown children and are the proud grandparents of three beautiful granddaughters.
Bob Gorman and his wife, Bunny, moved to Three Mile Bay in April 2022.
Bob is a native of Detroit, MI., and a 1974 graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.
He was a journalist for 39 years at newspapers in South Carolina and the Watertown NY Daily Times, where he was managing editor. He was a member of the board of directors of the New York State Associated Press Association and served as chair in 2000-2001.
From 2013 to 2019, Bob was the CEO of the United Way of Northern New York. He was a member of the board of directors for the United Way of New York State and served as chair from 2021-2022.
Bob was a founding board member of the Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College. He served as secretary of the Hospice Foundation of Jefferson County for three years and chair of the board for the Thompson Park Conservancy for two years. He initiated the Watertown City School District’s Hall of Achievement.
The Gormans have two sons, Sean, a teacher at Carthage High School, and Matt, director of student life at Jefferson Community College.
Kathy Carr, Grounds
A native New Yorker, Kathie Carr also lived in Cleveland OH, Durham, NC, and Milwaukee, WI, where she raised her three children, before settling in Chaumont in 1994. She and her husband, Paul Carr, split their time between Islamorada, Florida and their home in northern New York. They are very active in their community up north, having founded the Paul G. and Kathleen E. Carr Foundation and helping organize the Lyme Community Foundation in 1998, where they are board members. Through their nonprofits, they help to hold an annual toy drive for the holidays and to host events such as live music performances and arts and crafts classes at the Copley House.
An avid gardener who studied horticulture at Virginia Tech, Kathie founded the Lyme Garden Club, is a Master Gardener for both plant zones where she lives and has been a long-time volunteer and board member for the Lyme Community Foundation. She has been involved with many beautification projects in Lyme as well and looks forward to continuing her contributions to community improvements.
Susan Tontarski, Website
Susan Tontarski lives on the north shore of Chaumont Bay with her husband David whom she met in Watertown HS (1974). They settled here in 2019 after Susan retired from Rochester Institute of Technology where she worked as an event and web specialist for 17 years. They have one son, Clayton who lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Laura and works for Boeing. Susan is active in the community. She is on the board of the Lyme Free Library, the Lyme Performing Arts Council as well as the Lyme Community Foundation. She is a member of the Lyme Garden Club. Susan is an avid tennis player and enjoys hiking with friends and playing Bridge.
Lance and his family moved to Point Salubrious in Chaumont in August 2019. His wife Jennifer Delaney-Bombard’s family (Boulton) were longtime residents of Chaumont. She spent many summers on the shores swimming and sailing in front of her grandparent's cottage.
Lance and Jennifer have 4 children. Their 3 daughters attend Immaculate Heart Central School where Jen is a Family Support Coordinator providing social services to students and families in need. Their son Jake graduated from Lyme Central School in 2020 and participated in Lyme’s very successful sectional runs in Soccer and Basketball, making it to the semifinals and finals respectively.
The Bombard family love living on Chaumont Bay especially the sunsets and swimming on hot summer days. Serving as a Board member for LCF is a way for Lance to show his gratitude for this blessing and thank the people of the Town of Lyme for welcoming him and his family into their community.
Lance is a financial analyst at Samaritan Medical Center where he teaches process improvement. He is also a director for Victory Athletics, a not for profit organization, that provides opportunities for boys and girls to learn and play the game of basketball.