Harvey Loew is our Board President. As a board member of Hallie Hill, Harvey Loew hopes to help the board optimize its ability to serve the strategic objectives of Hallie Hill and to share in its responsibility to achieve them. Harvey moved to Charleston from Chicago with his wife Sherri and their two cats in October of 2012 (partly in a hail storm). Harvey has worked as an organizational consultant with businesses and industries as diverse as wineries, real estate and development and financial services for over thirty years. Based in Chicago, he helped build a successful company culture that was the envy of proprietary trading. He’s consulted with a variety of companies from California to New York and parts of Europe. He enjoys and is active in diverse sports activities; takes pleasure in music, theater and travels with his wife. He has always had a way with animals. In college he was once hired as a graduate assistant, because his professor liked how he related to a campus dog.
Natalie Parker Bluestein is our Board Vice President. Natalie grew up in Charleston and is a founding partner in the Family Law firm Bluestein & Douglas, LLC. She volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Junior League of Charleston, Inc., the Women’s Council at the Gibbes Museum of Art, and Friends of the Library, and has held Board positions with the Jewish Community Center of Charleston, Synagogue Emanu-el, Charleston Stage Company, Florence Crittenton, The Charleston County Bar Association, the SC Women Lawyers Association, and Family Recovery Court. She has been president or chair of the SC Women Lawyers Association, The Charleston County Bar Association, and the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee. She and her husband live on Sullivan’s Island with their two English Springer Spaniels, Pippa and Paddington, four cats, Edgar Allan Paw, Annabel Lee, Dear Prudence, and Vivi, and many fish and corals.
Michelle Fifield is our Board Secretary. Michelle is the managing partner of The Ad Agency, Charleston and has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 28 years. After serving as Director of Sales with a major media and entertainment entity, Michelle began working directly with locally owned businesses creating marketing and advertising strategies.
A University of South Carolina graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Michelle also obtained a Masters of Education in 1991. She is also a graduate of both the Leadership Columbia and Leadership Charleston Chamber of Commerce programs. Michelle is passionate about giving back to the community and serves on numerous civic and charitable organizations: Palmetto Military Support Group Board Member (Secretary 2015-2017, President 2017-2019); Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commander Program 2011-2013; JBC Advisory Council 2014; Charleston Metro Chamber Total Resource Campaign Vice Chair and Ambassador; Special Olympics of The Lowcountry Volunteer Board Member, Marketing Chair; North Charleston Business Expo Planning Committee; Charleston Leaders Board of Directors, Secretary; Communities in Schools Chocolate Affair Planning Committee, Marketing Chair; Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Board Member.
Michelle lives in Stono Ferry Plantation, Hollywood, SC with her husband Rob and their dogs Gracie Kelly and Tupelo Honey.
John Gratiot is our Board Treasurer. John retired from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after 28 years, as Assoc. VP for Facilities. He 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.
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.