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As a charitable nonprofit organization, High Hopes is governed by a 19-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 675 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

Carrina Echeandia

INSTRUCTOR

Holly Ridgway

INSTRUCTOR

Patty Ganey

INSTRUCTOR

Imanol Echeverria

INSTRUCTOR

Laura Moya

INSTRUCTOR

Carrie Wind

INSTRUCTOR

Dawn Nelligan

INSTRUCTOR

Becca Corcoran

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

JANE BOLLES

SARAH HILL CANNING

JAMES M. CHILDS

SCOTT DOUGLAS

JEB EMBREE

JOHN EVANS

LAURA GIORDANO

CHERYL HEFFERNAN

PENNY NELSON

ANDREW RUSSELL

HUGH SCOTT

SEYMOUR SMITH

DEBORAH WELLES

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

MICHAEL V. GANEY
CHAIRMAN

BARBARA BALLARD
VICE CHAIRMAN

JEFFREY RIDGWAY
VICE CHAIRMAN, DEVELOPMENT

SUSAN TYLER
TREASURER

MARGARET (MAC) MUMMERT
SECRETARY

Chairmen Emeriti

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