Founder & President
Brooke is honored and thrilled to team up with Rhian Horgan and Julie Gauger to bring this collaborative giving concept to the East End of Long Island, New York. Brooke is the Founder and Creative Director at “Statement”, an event company that has predominantly been focused on the non-profit space.
Prior to Statement Brooke had a career in sports business, working for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in Player Operations during the US Open, and in finance and events at the National Tennis Center year-round.
Before relocating with her husband and three boys to Amagansett, Brooke was a devoted volunteer in the Greenwich, Connecticut community. Brooke was most actively involved with Make-A-Wish Connecticut serving on their Board of Directors and co-chairing their annual gala for several years.
Vice President & Finance Chair
Rhian is an entrepreneur and mom of two kids who love Amagansett! Previously Rhian was the treasurer of the Amagansett School PTA and has been a long-time member of the Amber Waves CSA.
Outside of the East End, Rhian is a tech executive re-shaping retirement security for Americans age 50+ and has been actively involved in her alma mater, most recently as a member of the William and Mary Foundation Board.
Community Impact & Grant Chair
Julie is a born and raised resident of Amagansett. As a lifelong member of the town and a real estate agent working for Douglas Elliman, Julie knows the East End inside and out. A mother of three children, she is also the President of the Amagansett Elementary School PTA.
Julie is proudly married to a local police officer, who is a volunteer fireman and serves on the Board of Education in their school district. Given her deep local roots, Julie’s passion lies in giving back and supporting her community to ensure a thriving future.
Randi has been living with her family in Amagansett full-time for the past 12 years. Prior to her successful career in local real estate with Corcoran, she ran her own television commercial representation company marketing directors, editors, and musicians in New York City.
Randi served on the Amagansett PTA board for many years serving as PTA President for two terms. An active member of Corcoran Cares and a recent member of The East End Education Fund she has been a long-time member of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons.
Amy Peiser Leopold
Amy is an expert negotiator in the field of disability management. She is passionate about justice and is a tenacious advocate who always prioritizes integrity.
With a proven track record spanning more than 30 years, Amy has cultivated a unique practice dedicated to helping individuals receive and maintain the benefits they deserve. As a seasoned evaluator, counselor, and coordinator, she is passionate about the rights of all disabled individuals suffering from physical, psychological, and substance abuse issues.
Amy’s professional expertise encompasses both long-term disability and social security benefits, and includes writing and implementing occupational evaluations, providing vocational and rehabilitation counseling, drafting comprehensive reports, developing and implementing return-to-work plans, and serving as a vocational expert to attorneys specializing in disability law. Regardless of the situation, Amy’s credo is clear: to resolve disabilities issues and empower disabled individuals to either return to work or receive stay-at-home assistance with the ongoing compensation to which they are entitled.
As a certified rehabilitation counselor, Amy is as compassionate as she is competent with unparalleled knowledge of current labor market statistics, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other important industry standards within her field. Amy works with the Bronx VA documenting the stories of female veterans and she is involved in the VA Women’s Health Program where she works to coordinate care. Like a bulldog with a velvet touch, she is a tough but fair vocational expert who always “tells it like it is.”
After earning her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University, Amy began her career at J.B. Thomas Hospital and then the N.E. Rehabilitation Hospital in the Boston area. From there, she embarked on a successful run with New York’s UNUM Life Insurance Company; first as a Rehabilitation Counselor and then as a Rehabilitation Manager. Independently employed since 1996, Amy continues to hone her skills through professional workshops, training, and online coursework relevant to the field of disabilities.
In addition to her work for people with disabilities, Amy is committed to ending food insecurity and volunteers her time with Springs Food Pantry in East Hampton, New York. Amy works with the pantry to fundraise, organize events, and distribute food. This area has the highest poverty rate in Suffolk County and Amy’s personal mission is to spread awareness and education on the poverty and struggles faced by many local East Hampton residents.