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As a charitable nonprofit organization, High Hopes is governed by a 17-member all-volunteer Board of Trustees, and managed by a professional staff of 31 paid employees, of whom 13 are full-time. The staff is augmented by over 637 active volunteers who further support our daily operations.

Program Staff

Instructors & Therapists

Barbara Abrams

INSTRUCTOR/LPC

Carolyn Jagielski

PHYSICAL THERAPIST/INSTRUCTOR

Donna Latella

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST/INSTRUCTOR

Leah Booth

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Jonnie Edwards

INSTRUCTOR

Holly Ridgway

INSTRUCTOR

Kate McCormick

EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Imanol Echeverria

INSTRUCTOR

Laura Moya

MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELOR

Anne Peterson

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR & ART THERAPIST

Kerry Burke

INSTRUCTOR

Carrie Wind

INSTRUCTOR

 

 

Administrative Staff

Equine and Facility Staff

Holly

Holly Sundmacker

EQUINE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
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Juanita Paris

BARN ASSISTANT

Liesl Grigerek

BARN ASSISTANT

Pennie Garvin

CARETAKER

 

Founder

MARY K. “SIS” GOULD†

Trustees

JOHN CATLETT

SCOTT DOUGLAS

JEB EMBREE

JOHN C. L. EVANS

MARK FADER

KATHERINE GIBSON

LAURA GIORDANO

CHERYL HEFFERNAN

JACQUELINE KANGLEY

TODD MACHNIK

ANDREW RUSSELL

 SEYMOUR SMITH

BARBARA WILLKENS

Advisory Trustees

CHARLES C. KINGSLEY, LEGAL ADVISOR

DAVID E. WALKER, MD, MEDICAL ADVISOR

Honorary Trustees

SALLY AUBREY

JOHN C. EVANS†

LYTTLETON B.P. GOULD, JR.†

FRANK W. HAMILTON, JR.†

GRACE HAMILTON†

JUDITH F. LIGHTFOOT

ROGER M. SMITH

Officers

 BARBARA BALLARD
CHAIRMAN

JANE BOLLES
VICE CHAIRMAN

JEFFREY RIDGWAY
VICE CHAIRMAN, DEVELOPMENT

MARGARET (MAC) MUMMERT
SECRETARY

DEBORAH WELLES
TREASURER

Chairmen Emeriti

MICHAEL V. GANEY

WAYNE O. SOUTHWICK, M.D

JOHN C. EVANS†

SHERLEY FURGUESON

CHERYL HEFFERNAN*

BETSY HORN

BARBARA KASHANSKI†

JUDITH F. LIGHTFOOT

PETE PIERSON†

A. RIVES POTTS

JEFFREY RIDGWAY*

ROGER M. SMITH

ANTHONY C. THURSTON†

KELVIN N. TYLER

†Deceased
*Currently Serving as a Trustee