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Our Team

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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 10 are full-time. The staff is augmented by over 650 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

Patty Ganey

INSTRUCTOR

 

Mary Washburn

INSTRUCTOR

Sarah Hallwood

INSTRUCTOR

Courtney Collins

INSTRUCTOR

Carrina Echeandia

INSTRUCTOR

Imanol Echeverria

INSTRUCTOR

Laura Moya

INSTRUCTOR

Connie Corbett

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

Elizabeth Quinn

CARETAKER

Board of Trustees

Founder

MARY K. “SIS” GOULD†

Trustees

SARAH HILL CANNING

JOHN CATLETT

CHRISTOPHER M. COYLE

JEB EMBREE

LAURA GIORDANO

JONATHAN JEWETT

PENNY NELSON

DYANNE RAFAL

JEFFREY RIDGWAY

ROGER ROCHE

HUGH SCOTT

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

CHERYL KELLY HEFFERNAN
CHAIRMAN

BARBARA EARLE BALLARD
VICE CHAIRMAN

MICHAEL V. GANEY
VICE CHAIRMAN

JAMIE CHILDS
VICE CHAIRMAN FOR DEVELOPMENT

SUSAN TYLER
TREASURER

MARGARET (MAC) MUMMERT
SECRETARY

Chairmen Emeriti

WAYNE O. SOUTHWICK, M.D

JOHN C. EVANS

SHERLEY FURGUESON

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