The Fire Island Pines Property Owners' Association (FIPPOA) was incorporated in 1953 to assume responsibility for the community’s property, and through the years the association’s role has expanded to become the recognized local government representing the interests of Fire Island Pines with federal, state, Suffolk County and Town of Brookhaven officials and agencies.


With more than 500 members, FIPPOA is led by elected officers and a board of directors who oversee the operations of the community and help protect the fragile ecosystem of a barrier island. FIPPOA operations include the Pines Harbor and Marina, which the association owns and from which it derives a substantial portion of the association’s income.


Among the many responsibilities assumed by FIPPOA are beach erosion protection, harbor maintenance and beautification, safety and lighting, and operation of the post office. The association coordinates with other local government agencies for boardwalk maintenance, waste collection and mosquito control as well as negotiating contracts for passenger ferry and freight services. In addition, FIPPOA serves as liaison with electric, telecommunications and water utilities and the Suffolk County Police.

Meet the Board of Directors

Henry Robin


Allan Baum

Vice President


Gary Clinton



Eric Sawyer


Alan Brodherson

Greg Henniger

Chris Mai

Charles A. Montorio-Archer


Jay Pagano

Nate Pinsley

Leland Rechis

Russell Saray


Ed Schulhafer

Matt Tague

Jim Vandernoth


Vision & Mission


FIPPOA envisions a diverse and inclusive community of neighbors working together in voluntary association to achieve a higher quality of life in Fire Island Pines, a unique seaside resort community located within the Fire Island National Seashore. In achieving our vision FIPPOA values honesty, fairness, common sense, participation, respect, and neighborliness in all our actions.

In a financially viable manner, it is FIPPOA’s mission to: enhance the quality of life in our community through management of common areas; partner on behalf of the community’s mutual interests and common concerns with local, town, county, state and federal entities and governing bodies; support initiatives that strengthen bonds among residents; and invest in capital improvements that benefit the greater good.


Meet the FIPPOA Staff


Karen McCutcheon

Community Manager

Sharon Bunting

Administrative Assistant


Ken Pollard

Finance Manager


Dennis Murphy

Harbor Master