John Gratiot retired from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after 28 years, as Assoc. VP for Facilities. John received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He grew up in Woodstock, Vermont, and moved to the Charleston area in 2010 after retirement, for the wonderful weather and year-round golf. John spent 24 years on the Board of Trustees for a small co-ed prep school in New York State serving at various times as chair of the facilities and finance committees as well as a member of the development committee. John and his wife Kathy, a Hallie Hill volunteer, have owned many rescue dogs and love to help provide the opportunity for others to share that joy.
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Swedish born art dealer, Helena Fox, a fifth generation art collector, received her Honors Bachelor of the Arts degree in Latin American Political and Economic History from York University in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating, Fox spent twenty years in the television industry as a production manager in Canada, Costa Rica and the United States. In 2000, the Fox family moved to Charleston, SC from Costa Rica in pursuit of better education for her two young children. In 2002, on behalf of ABC network, she won the National Communications Award for America’s Promise to Children, The Colin Powell Initiative. In 2003, Helena Fox pursued her dream and opened Helena Fox Fine Art in Charleston, SC. The gallery mirrors her passion of the finest of contemporary American representational Art and upholds standards that reflect her keen eye and intuition. For the past thirteen years, Fox has curated numerous private and institutional collections across the United States, Central America, and Europe.
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After devoting 37 years, Frank Farfone retired as V.P. Of International Affairs from the Washington, D.C. office of the Dow Chemical Company. He was very active in the international business community serving as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to The Organization for Economic Development in Paris. He also was a Board Member for the Business Government Relations Council, a leadership group that represents Corporate America to the public policy process in D.C.
Upon moving to Seabrook Island, he became active in the community as President of the Exchange Club, board member of the Property Owners Association. the Seabrook Island Club, The World Affairs Council of Charleston and now Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary.
Dorothy Farfone became a member of The Hallie Hill Board by a circuitous route. First, she learned about our animal sanctuary from a magazine article. She visited, and being very impressed, returned again. On her next visit, she adopted Peggy Sue…aka “Baby”!
She and her husband, Frank, are enamored with their new addition.
When asked to join the Advisory Board of Hallie Hill, she readily agreed. Soon after, she and Frank joined the Board of Hallie Hill. Dorothy and Frank relocated ten times and have lived throughout the United States and Canada. They raised three children and are now living in their thirteenth home, this one on Seabrook Island. Dorothy is active in many aspects of Island life- golf, Garden Club, Book Club, and Bridge groups. Off the Island, she is a member of The Harbour Club, The Foreign Affairs Council, and the Republican Club. She and her husband are parishioners of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Both are very involved with their three grandchildren, four year old twin grandsons and an eight year old granddaughter.
hey feel very blessed to have all their family living in the area and to be a part of the Hallie Hill Family.
Juliana Falk is the owner of Blankets From Emma, a line of fleece pet blankets launched in memory of her dog Emma. For every five blankets sold, one blanket is donated to a pet shelter or rescue organization such as Hallie Hill. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Virginia School of Law she is currently restoring the c. 1810 Simon Jude Chancognie House in downtown Charleston.
Dennis Coleman is honored to serve on the Board of Directors. He is a Managing Director- Investments for the Coleman Dunleavy Group at Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management.
He lives in Charleston with his wife, Kendra, and their two children, Madison and Mitchell. Their family pets are two Golden Retrievers, Buddy Love and Bohicket, as well as a feisty tabby cat named Captain who truly runs the household. Dennis is a golf and fishing enthusiast who enjoys spending time traveling with his family.
Helen Bradham’s career in animal welfare started in her early years when she began bringing stray animals home, and has essentially never stopped. Through the establishment of Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary in 1988, Helen created an organization capable of handling over 200 animals at any one time, and has supported the organization financially since day one. Helen attended Converse College, but graduated from USC with a bachelor’s degree in English. She lives on Folly Beach with her husband, Dr. Randolph Bradham, seven dogs and one cat from Hallie Hill. She is very proud of her three children: Elizabeth, Margaret, and John. When not rescuing animals, Helen enjoys renovation projects and reading about Nikla Tesla.
Michele is a retired speech pathologist and learning specialist. She lives in West Ashley with her husband Jeff and their three dogs Abby, Remy and Woody. She has two wonderful sons, Ari and Jonathan who live in New York. Michele enjoys the beach, dancing, reading and shopping. She also cherishes family time and her time volunteering at Hallie Hill.
Jonathan Bayme is the founder and CEO of theory11, a company that produces interactive magic experiences on stage and on screen around the world. Bayme is a frequent collaborator with JJ Abrams, David Copperfield, Jimmy Fallon, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, he currently resides in New York City. Among various projects, theory11 is actively involved in charitable projects with (RED), The Fugees Family, World Wildlife Fund, charity: water, 826 National, and Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary.