Trudy Fitzsimmons Trudy has held diverse leadership roles and volunteered across Long Island for over forty years, starting with church, school and local theater groups. In 1998, her employer at Cablevision recognized her potential and sponsored her participation in a community stewardship organization called Leadership Huntington. She spent the next 12 years as one of the organization's most ardent volunteers, attaining a prominent role on the board, chairing it's Curriculum Committee, and strongly supporting organizational development and program activities. From 2007 to 2014, she served as Leadership's Program Director, developing, connecting and engaging everyday people to help them become extraordinary citizens. Trudy was also an early board member of Long Island's premier smart growth organization, Vision Long Island. She has served as that organization's Co-Chair since 2013. Other leadership roles have included serving as a Director of the Huntington Township Housing Coalition, President of the Ladies Auxiliary for VFW Post 1469 and Suffolk County as a whole, a Board Member of the Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation, and a Division 2 Coordinator for Suffolk County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Mrs. Fitzsimmons is a proud mother of four, and a favorite nanny to all five grandchildren.
Katheryn Laible Katheryn Laible is a writer, a photographer, and handy in many ways. She was recently named a Managing Partner of The Firefly Artists of Northport, whose Main Street gallery grandly re-opened a beautiful new location in May, 2019. She is also President of Laible & Fitzsimmons, Inc., founder of the Synchronicity Network Newsletter, which draws on decades at the fusion point of interests to serve and celebrate those who care for Art, Science and the Common Good on Long Island and beyond.
Katheryn spent five years as Acting Director of Leadership Huntington, Long Island’s first and only Community Leadership Program. For nearly ten years she was Assistant Director of Vision Long Island, the region’s premier Smart Growth organization. She has served as consultant, program coordinator, and grant writer for many other organizations, notably the Nassau County Museum of Art, Nathan Hale VFW Post 1469 and The Corridor: Long Island’s Journal for Strategic Alliances.
In 2012, Katheryn participated in a month-long Rotary Group Study Exchange throughout Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 2017, she wandered through a bit of Italy. Most of her artwork, though, focuses on the beauty of Long Island and her “Northern Paradise” just outside the “City of Ships,” Bath, Maine. She is a proud supporter of the effort to transform the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills into a museum and education center that advances the musical and humanitarian legacies of John and Alice Coltrane. Many images on this website are hers: www.thecoltranehome.org
Katheryn is a Centerport native. She has lived across Long Island, just inside the beaches of Delaware and now resides in Syosset with her family.
Our Synchronicity Network Our e-publication began as something of a love letter to a network built over decades in consulting, grant writing, photography and developing nonprofits that sit at the fusion point of interests. In 2018, we committed to this as something worthy of development: A resource to serve and celebrate people who care about art, science and the common good on Long Island and beyond. It is driven by love, endeavors toward truth, best as we can discern it, and humbly offers to help.
We feature folks who seem to care about our communities; socially, economically, and environmentally; as well as those who help us to be better people personally, as leaders, and as stewards. We like to ponder ethics and critical thinking. There’s art, culture, philosophy and science in here…. at least 400 different people and entities have been featured already. We can't guarantee anything, really, but a sampling of items that have caught our eye, that we hope encourage you to open yours to all sorts of ideas and opportunities.
Basically, it’s positive reinforcement aimed at folks who endeavor to give this world their best. We appreciate your feedback and support as we endeavor to serve, celebrate, and connect bright lights from varied perspectives, and thank you for sharing all the good that you may do. It matters. Deeply.