The Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing the joy of horses to Treasure Valley children with special needs, has named its new 2010 board of directors and officers.
Serving as board members and directors are: Joshua Sears, board chair, corporate counsel for AmeriBen/IEC Group; Brent Ayers, director, Technology with Workscape Inc.; Capt. Mark Bathrick, U.S. Navy (Ret.), CEO-associate director of the Aviation Management Directorate with the U.S. Department of the Interior; Minnie Myrna Benton; Stephanie Johnson, vice president and commercial loan officer for Bank of the Cascades; Dana Kerner, manager, IT advisory at KPMG, LLP; and Carroll Sims, certified public accountant (retired).
Serving as officers are: executive director, Valerie James; treasurer, Mark Mosher, tax accountant, Wilson Harris & Company; and secretary, Shawna Adams, professional banking representative, Bank of the Cascades.
Ride for Joy is a pediatric therapeutic riding program and is a member center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. It employs four full-time and four part-time workers and utilizes five horses that have been carefully selected and trained for the program. In addition, up to 50 volunteers are needed each week to assist with lessons.
Ride for Joy currently operates at the indoor arena at Pierce Park Stables in Boise.
For more information, visit www.rideforjoy.org.