At Home on the Sound was created in 2010 through a grassroots effort by local residents who feel passionately that they and others like them should have a support system to help them continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle as they age, while remaining in their own homes in the Larchmont-Mamaroneck community, on the Sound Shore of Westchester County, New York.
At Home on the Sound is a member of the Village to Village Network, a national umbrella organization of more than 250 aging-in-place groups now operating around the United States. The aging-in-place concept continues to gain popularity nationwide. Thanks to At Home on the Sound, the Larchmont – Mamaroneck – Rye Neck community is on the forefront of this exciting trend, which is improving the experience of how we age, and enabling us all to approach aging on our own terms.
To locate an aging-in-place organization serving another part of the country, consult the Village to Village Network Map.
A founding member and first secretary of At Home on the Sound, Teddi was an executive recruiter and human resources specialist formerly working at Heidrick & Struggles and Macy's New York. She has lived in Larchmont with her husband for more than 52 years, raising both of their children here. She has a Master's degree in Human Resources from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics and European Literature from Brooklyn College. Before returning to the for-profit work force, she was active in her elementary and middle-school PTAs and served on the Mamaroneck School Board Selection Committee. She currently serves as a board member of Friends of the Larchmont Library, and was editor of the Friends Newsletter for six years. She is also on the advisory committee of the Cancer Support Team. Past Board service includes Westchester Jewish Community Services and The Larchmont Mamaroneck Summit, where she served as secretary for several years. Teddi is committed to the idea of helping aging adults remain in their homes in the community and believes that their contribution to the fabric of Larchmont-Mamaroneck community life is of value, enriching and enhancing the quality of life of all residents, regardless of age.
John KippaxFirst Vice President
John Kippax moved to Larchmont in 1982 and with his wife, Helen, raised their three sons here. A native of Swarthmore, PA, he was attracted to Larchmont because it reminded him of the many positive community elements of his hometown. John is a graduate of Rollins College, earning a B.A. in Economics and English with a minor in German Language Studies.
A licensed FINRA Broker-Dealer, John has recently retired from a 42-year career in banking at ING where he was a Managing Director of four corporate banking industry sectors. John is an Elder of the Larchmont Avenue Church, a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, and a board member of Preserve Larchmont. He has been involved in New York City public school tutoring programs, as well as other philanthropic organizations. In his free time he enjoys boating, cycling and gardening. An accomplished woodworker, John received a U.S.patent for a respirator product, an invention born from his concern for workers like himself inhaling by-products of paint and wood dust.
John appreciates the mission of At Home on the Sound and his personal childhood experience in Swarthmore, where his grandmother shared their home, reinforces his interest. To John and Helen’s delight their middle son James and his wife Larissa have settled around the corner and are busy raising three young children. Staying in Larchmont to enjoy their long time friends and grandchildren is very important to the Kippax family.
Christine RandolphVice President at Large
Christine Randolph has been a Larchmont resident since 1987. She is a member of the Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees. as well as Past President of the hospital Auxiliary. In addition, she has served as Oncology Volunteer Coordinator since 2013.
Combining her interests in healthcare and seniors, Christine also serves as a patient advocate and Medicare counselor with the Westchester Senior Benefits Information Center.She holds HIICAP certification from the New York State Office for the Aging.
Over the years, Christine has played many active roles in the community.She is a member of the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound.In addition to being an active parishioner at St. Augustine’s Church, Christine also has served as Chairman of the Larchmont Traffic Commission, a member of the Board of Assessment Review and as Vice President of Larchmont Friends of the Family.
Christine is a graduate of Tufts University.She and her husband, Gregory, have three daughters.
Leslie MolinoffVice President at Large
Leslie was one of the original group of Larchmont-Mamaroneck residents who founded At Home on the Sound. She served as the first Treasurer of the Board of Directors, then later as Vice President of Development and Vice President at Large. She was raised in Port Jefferson, Long Island and graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Education from Adelphi University. After working as a teacher of high school English, speech and drama, Leslie spent seven years appearing in Off-Broadway productions, national tours, regional theatres and summer stock companies in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, and Finian’s Rainbow. She then switched her focus to the business world and worked her way up to become an executive, managing the Business Affairs Department of RCA Records in New York City. Later, she founded The Westchester Acting Studio, where her staff of twelve professional actor-instructors taught more than 300 children and adult students.
Most recently, Leslie was an event planner and fundraising consultant for local elected officials. She and her husband Dan, a trial attorney, have lived in the Larchmont area for more than 40 years. She raised her three children here, all of whom went through the Mamaroneck School system. . Now a proud grandmother of three, Leslie became involved with At Home on the Sound because of her experiences with her own mother and as a way to provide more options for staying in the Larchmont area for herself and her husband.
Marion GindesVice President, Development
Marion Gindes grew up in Brooklyn. She attended Smith College and was graduated from Barnard College. She studied Clinical Psychology and received her PhD from Columbia University. She served on the faculties of Brooklyn College, the Einstein College of Medicine, Penn State University and the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She was the Director of Psychological Services for a mental health center in New York City and a co-founder of a psychiatric hospital in Pennsylvania. Marion and her late husband moved to Larchmont in 1993.
Marion was on the Board of the New York Women’s Agenda and its Vice President for Membership, as well as serving on its Domestic Violence Committee. She has also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Westchester County Psychological Association and is a past president of the Division of Media Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Marion is now retired and finds herself busier than ever. She takes watercolor painting classes and enjoys museum and movie-going, reading, and the theater. She is an avid knitter and loves searching for treasures at tag sales. She is an active At Home on the Sound volunteer. She enjoys the interchange with other volunteers and is glad that she has been able to participate in the good that At Home on the Sound does.
Michael joined the At Home board in July of 2019. A graduate of Brown University, with a B.A. in Biology, and of NYU with an MBA in Accounting, he and his wife moved to Larchmont in 1983 with their three children, all of whom went through the Mamaroneck School system. Mike is currently a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at SIGA Technologies. For the majority of his career he was affiliated with KPMG LLP, where his assignments and responsibilities ranged from the Consumer Products Practice to the High Technology Practice to Risk Management. Mike’s volunteer activities in the Larchmont Mamaroneck community represent a broad range of interests: he currently unloads groceries for the Mamaroneck Food Pantry; he served as a board member on the Larchmont Mamaroneck Center for Continuing Education. Additionally, he was a member of the School Board Selection Committee and the Larchmont Shore Club Board Selection Committee. Mike was attracted to At Home on the Sound because of its mission – helping older adults to remain active and in their community, and also because of the opportunity to work with others who share the same commitment.
Simon is a founding board member of At Home on the Sound. He and his family have lived in Larchmont since 1984 with both of their children following the Murray Avenue/ Hommocks/MHS educational route. Born in England, Simon holds a degree in economics from University College, London; he graduated from The Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and completed the International Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. In his corporate life Simon worked at BBDO Worldwide, responsible for multinational client business development. He is an internationalist and has worked and lived in Europe, Australia, Japan and the U.S. Since leaving the corporate world, Simon has established Alpha Accelerators LLC, a consulting firm counseling enterprise leaders who seek to transform and improve the world we live in.He has also contributed to the enhancement and development of the strategic platform driving the success of The Center for Continuing Education Larchmont/Mamaroneck as a long time Board Member. Simon is drawn to the mission of At Home on the Sound through his observations on the personal experience of his parents, who live in Sydney, Australia and the significant importance to them of living in their own home as they aged.
Patty BavePatty Bave was raised in Yonkers, the youngest of six children. A graduate of The Master’s School in Dobbs Ferry, Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and Fordham University School of Law, she has been practicing law since 1985, working part time from 1991 to 2005 to raise her two children, Matthew and Marie. Patty is a partner in the firm of Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP where she specializes in elder law, estate planning, will and trust drafting, and estate and trust administration. She is a member of the New York State and Connecticut bars. Patty is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to estate planning, guardianship and elder law. For many years she lived in Northern Westchester where she raised her family, but moved to Mamaroneck in 2012 and fell in love with it. As a volunteer, Patty also devotes time to her church, St Thomas in Mamaroneck, where she sits on the Vestry.
Alice Brofman was born in the Bronx, raised in White Plains and then lived in Manhattan until moving to Mamaroneck in 1983 with her husband and son. As a youngster, her son attended Westchester Day School and graduated from Mamaroneck High School. A graduate of NYU with a B.S. in Education and a Master’s degree in Communication, Alice started her career as a teacher in special education in New York City. She then went to work in her family’s business, supplying gaming and gambling supplies to churches, temples and other non-profit civic organizations to be used for their fund-raising efforts. Subsequent to this two-decade affiliation, Alice became the office manager for Rosetta Radiology, a medical group that specialized in radiation oncology. Alice was attracted to At Home on the Sound because it offered such a variety of opportunities for community residents to meet others and stay engaged.
Paul Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from Kevin Street College of Technology and went to work for Apple in Dublin, serving as Technical Services Manager until 1990, when he relocated to New York. Paul went on to hold a variety of technical, training and logistics management positions at several well-known companies in New York City. He moved to Mamaroneck in 2010 where he is now a semi-retired investor. In his spare time Paul maintains an active interest in all things technology and internet related.
Paul has been involved with At Home on the Sound since 2014, coming on board as a volunteer, providing transportation and technical support services to members as well as serving on its Volunteer Committee. Contributing to the mission of At Home on the Sound and connecting with the local community through it continues to be a rewarding and enriching experience for Paul.
Ranjit Chattrerji has lived in Mamaroneck since 2002. Earlier, before spending five years in the United Kingdom, Ranjit lived in Ardsley. After 44 years at Citibank, he retired in 2018 as Managing Director and Head of Global Network Management for Citi’s Securities and Funds Services in Manhattan. Previous assignments were in London, Delhi, Mexico City, and Saudi Arabia. A graduate of the Presidency College, Calcutta, Ranjit received a B.A. with honors in Economics, and earned a post-graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. He mentors a student in a Bronx high school as part of the i-Mentor organization in New York City. He also serves as a Trustee for the India Center of Westchester, based in Hawthorne.
Ranjit became a volunteer driver for At Home on the Sound in 2018. He interviews members and contributes articles for the At Home on the Sound twice-yearly newsletters. He has two grown sons, one of whom lives in Rye and the other in Los Angeles. His wife Tonima died in 2017.
Susan Keating is an Aging Life Care Professional, more commonly referred to as a geriatric care manager. She has been working in aging services since 2001. She is a founder and president of Honora Care Management & Consulting, based in Mamaroneck. The company is dedicated to helping older adults navigate decisions related to aging.
Honora is named after Susan’s grandmother, Nora (Honora) Harrington, a longtime resident of Larchmont. Susan was raised in Hawthorne, NY, and now calls Larchmont home. In addition to her B.S. in Social Work from Adelphi University, Susan holds an Advanced Certificate in Long Term Care from Long Island University. She has Care Management Certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Lifecare Association. Prior to launching Honora, Susan’s previous roles included positions at The Osborn Retirement Community and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
Susan is a member of the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce and Rye City Lions Club. Over the years Susan has had the good fortune of serving At Home on the Sound in focus groups and she has had clients who have benefited greatly from their membership in the organization. Susan feels privileged to engage in her work with older adults and their families.
Reverend Lisa Mason
The Reverend Lisa Mason has been the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Larchmont since September 2019, the first woman to hold the position. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2009. Prior to becoming a priest, she had a career in real estate. Before moving to Larchmont, she served for nine years as rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in San Antonio.
Lisa serves on the Board of Trustees for The Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, as Chair of Institutional Advancement, and is a former Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee, and former Chair of the Audit Committee. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, running, sailing, and gardening. She and her husband, Kirk, are Texas natives. They have two grown sons, Rand and John, and a daughter-in-law, Rachael.
Valerie Moore O’Keeffe, Esq., served as Town Supervisor for the Town of Mamaroneck from 2000 to 2011 and Councilwoman for the Town of Mamaroneck from 1994 to 2000. She has previously held a number of countywide and local offices including President of the Westchester-Putnam Association of Town Supervisors; President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association; and Trustee of the Westchester Joint Water Works. She has served as Chairperson of Rosalie Hall Inc., Home for Young Mothers; Secretary of Corporation for Manhattanville College; and President of the national Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart (AASH). Among her many awards are the Washingtonville Lifetime Achievement Award; “Nuestra Madrina Award” from the Hispanic Women Leaders of Westchester; the Sunny Award from LMC-TV; and the Distinguished Alumna Award from Manhattanville College. A resident of Larchmont, O’Keeffe is a graduate of Manhattanville College and received her law degree from The George Washington University Law School.
Bill Sheridan is a native New Yorker and was raised in the Bronx. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School and then went to City College of New York earning a B.A. in History with a minor in Business. Following service as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, Bill completed an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resources. His career was mainly in International Human Resources in the Energy, Financial Services, and Consulting sectors. He has traveled extensively internationally for work and as a tourist.
He and his wife Therese (Terry) live in Mamaroneck and enjoy the theatre, travel, and the opera. Terry is a member of the Greenwich Choral Society. Bill is a member of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and the Oysterville Yacht Club (a 3000-member virtual club).
Colleen Styer is a fourth-generation Sound Shore native, with great-grandparents having lived in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. She graduated from Mamaroneck High School, as did her mother and two of her grandparents. After earning a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from Niagara University, Colleen moved to New York City to continue studying acting and pursue a career in theater. She worked in regional theater, off-Broadway, and off-off Broadway for 15 years. For ten years Colleen ran her own Professional Organizion business, with a client base extending from Manhattan to Westport, Connecticut.
Colleen has been an At Home on the Sound volunteer in a variety of roles since 2011. She has been a volunteer driver. She has answered phones and booked ride requests in the office. She was an acting teacher and coordinator of our “Senior Scenes” program, and she has helped to organize and run our annual Galas. Now she is the acting coach for our online Scene Reading Group for members.
Currently, Colleen and her husband Allan are business partners and work together as licensed realtors for Berkshire Hathaway in Larchmont.
Nancy White grew up in Larchmont, attended Murray Avenue School, Hommocks, and Mamaroneck High School. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with a BA in studio art. After college, Nancy pursued a career in the arts and advertising in New York City. She worked at Sotheby's and Modern Bride magazine and created the award-winning, nationally-distributed magazine Showhouse. In 2011, she fulfilled a life-long dream and became a local business owner. With her floral business, The Flower Bar on Addison Street in Larchmont, Nancy seeks to bring service, color, and joy to her community.
Nancy is a past president of the Larchmont Historical Society. She has served on the board of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Summit and has been a Mentor in the Her Honor program. She enjoys sailing, art, and classical music. Currently, Nancy is the President of Larchmont Chamber 10538.
Elaine Weingarten, LMSWExecutive Director
Elaine is a licensed social worker with more than 25 years of service in the not-for-profit world. She is the former executive director of a UJA-Federation agency serving children and senior adults. Elaine has lived in Westchester for over 25 years with her husband and two sons. She feels strongly about community support and involvement. She is enthusiastic about the work of At Home on the Sound because it is important to "create family" within one's community, especially when family members no longer live nearby.
Jilana Van MeterCommunications & Administration Manager
Jilana joined the staff of At Home on the Sound in 2012. Her professional background includes arts administration, non-profit management, event planning, and fundraising. She has worked for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Hudson River Museum, the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, Affiliate Artists, and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, among other organizations. Jilana is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has lived in the Rye Neck section of Mamaroneck since 1995. Contact her at: email@example.com.
Marnie Foster-MarksGraphic Design
Charles SetonPhotographer, for use of Harbor Island Park photo