HWPOA, Inc. has a seven member board with four officers, and three directors who are all elected at the annual meeting for two year terms.  This board manages the association’s affairs. For information on how to become a member of the board, click here.


– Officers –


President - John O’Rourke

 Re-elected 2019

Elected as Vice President in 2015, John O’Rourke has been a resident of Hampton Waters for 17 years.  Originally from Boston, MA, he has lived on Cape Cod, and in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and New York City.  He has a long history in the NYC restaurant business, and now spends most of his time on house renovation projects, landscaping, his film collection, his love of cooking and entertaining,  and with community activities.   He is proud to be working on the Hampton Waters board with other forward thinking, active members.

Email President@hwpoa.com


Vice President - Barbara Strauss

Re-elected 2019

My husband and I have been part-time residents of East Hampton for the last 20 plus years. We divide our time between our home in Hampton Waters and in NYC.   

Email Barbara@hwpoa.com


Treasurer - Guido Auen

Re-elected 2018. 

After serving in government and international organizations for most of his professional legal career, Guido now divides his time between New York City and East Hampton. Apart from being the Treasurer of our association, Guido is an active member of several business organizations and charities. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs in East Hampton where you might spot him gardening around his house, which is one of his favorite activities.

Email Treasurer@hwpoa.com


Secretary - Scott O’Neil

Re-elected 2018 

Scott has lived full time in the Hamptons for 23 years with her husband and three children. She teaches culinary arts at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.

Email Secretary@hwpoa.com

– Directors –


Arthur Beckenstein

Re-elected 2019

Arthur had a successful career as a graphic designer and art director. He has designed sales promotions, corporate identities, logos, book designs, and publications.  His current passion is photography.  He has been on and off the HWPOA board for years, and has always had an interest in promoting Hampton Waters, and bringing our neighbors together as a community.  

Email Arthur@hwpoa.com


Antonia Kousoulas, Esq.

Elected 2018

I have been a homeowner in this community since 1997. Our  home Hampton Waters was my son Alex’s first home.  My family and I have spent nearly every weekend and every summer in East Hampton, where we have made enduring connections.  When I am not gardening, entertaining friends, or binge watching HGTV, I spend my time running on nearby trails.  On a good year, I train for the Hamptons Marathon.  And, on off years, I run the Bridgehampton half marathon.  I have completed six half marathons, and barring any other injuries, I plan to run my fifth marathon in Southampton this September. I have practiced law in New York for over 27 years. I am a seasoned federal and state court litigator in the areas of employment law and civil rights.

Email to come...


Prof. Dr. Peter De Staebler

Re-elected 2019  

Peter De Staebler has been a part-time resident on Oyster Pond Lane since 2012 and has greatly enjoyed getting to know and being involved in the community here.

Email Peter@hwpoa.com