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Medicine Horse Center

For 20 years we nurtured and shared the power of connection with a horse, sowing seeds of change to see oneself from a different perspective. Your contribution will help provide access to mental health services and social-emotional support youth and community need on their path to emotional wellness

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
2
Contract Staff:
2
Volunteers Annually:
70
Retention Rate:
100%

Zoe Coleman, Equine Specialist and Educator
Start Date: 2020

Zoe joined us this year to lead the exercise and engagement of our therapy horse herd. She is also an elementary grade teacher. She has an engaging way with both horses and people and is a strong addition to our professional team. When not at MHC, Zoe enjoys the great outdoors, gardening and enjoying our beautiful Southwest Colorado!

Karen Finch, Licensed Therapist and Equine Facilitator
Start Date: 2019

Karen has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and experiential educator for the past 25 years. She is trained in Natural Lifemanship, an equine-assisted approach to healing through trauma informed, neurologically-based practices. Her two beautiful aussies, adventurous husband and the outdoors occupy her spare time.

Lesya Krasnikova, Administrator and Facilitator, AmeriCorps Alumni
Start Date: 2019

An opportunity to serve an AmeriCorps term at Medicine Horse Center (completed in October 2019) is what brought Lesya and her family to the Mancos Valley. She has been tasked with the establishment of a therapy garden at the Center and integration of nutritional and horticultural learning into our programming. You will frequently find her outside working on the garden space. After completing her term, Lesya had transitioned to a staff position sharing capacity building, grant writing, social media and volunteer management responsibilities with the Executive Director, Lynne Howarth.
She is thrilled to be part of this organization and the garden project. When not at the Center, you will find Lesya crafting leather goods.

Lynne Howarth, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2001

Lynne has been active in the field of equine assisted therapies since the early 1980's. An accomplished horse woman, equine massage therapist and business woman, Lynne enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her partner, Jodi, her horses and dogs.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
6
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
1

Board Demographics:

Female:
6
Male:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
5
Hispanic or Latino:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

66%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Building
By-Laws
Facilities
Finance
Program Services
Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

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