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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 28 paid employees, of whom 12 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

 

Holly Ridgway

INSTRUCTOR

Patty Ganey

INSTRUCTOR

Imanol Echeverria

INSTRUCTOR

Laura Moya

INSTRUCTOR

Carrie Wind

INSTRUCTOR

Dawn Nelligan

INSTRUCTOR

Administrative Staff

Equine and Facility Staff

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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

BARBARA EARLE BALLARD

JANE BOLLES

SARAH HILL CANNING

JOHN CATLETT

JAMES M. CHILDS

JEB EMBREE

LAURA GIORDANO

PENNY NELSON

ROGER ROCHE

ANDREW RUSSELL

HUGH SCOTT

SEYMOUR SMITH

DEBORAH WELLES

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 WILLKENS
VICE CHAIRMAN OF DEVELOPMENT

MICHAEL V. GANEY
VICE CHAIRMAN

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