Board of Directors
Founder and President Nora Janssen R.N. had years of experience as an Emergency Department R.N. and Nurse Care Manager and Advocate. In her teens she worked in a riding academy leading riders through the park and later worked with Thoroughbred racehorses at Belmont Park in NY and Hialeah and Gulfstream Parks in FL. She was afflicted with the “Horse Virus” from an early age and considers it fortunate to have learned from some of the best Horsemen and also Veterinarians at Belmont Park Equine Hospital where she assisted with surgeries and equine medical care on an as needed basis. Ms. Janssen maintains her Advanced Cardiac and Basic Life Support credentials and receives continuous medical education to remain current in her fields of practice and is able to assist in the event of emergencies at the farm.
R.N. / Founder
M.D. / Vice President
Vice President Nancy Griff M.D. has been practicing Psychiatry in Royal Palm Beach FL for almost 20 years. A proponent of animal assisted therapy Dr. Griff has been invaluable to the development of our programs and its continuity. A serious competitor in triathlons, Dr. Griff knows the value of exercise for the benefit of mental health and stability. Dr. Griff has entered our “Horse World” in more ways than one with her son an avid and proficient rider who is firmly entrenched and afflicted with that ever nagging “Horse Virus”.
B.A. / Secretary
Secretary Wendy Parker has a degree in Business Administration and is our Computer Whiz. Mrs. Parker is a retired from the Transportation Department of the School District of Palm Beach County. She has spent many hours working with the horses and facility management, special events, and dragging in family members to assist. We all appreciate the Parker family donating almost an acre of pasture for our horses to graze in addition to being there when truly needed. Wendy is always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need and is very active in her church; not to mention providing a home and full care to her handicapped elderly mother.