Board of Directors

Tina Botts-Mannies


Board of Director Member


Tina has a lot of knowledge in the animal welfare industry. She has worked at a large animal control agency and is also certified in equine assisted therapy. She has a true passion for horse and human welfare.  She founded and operates A Grazing Grace Horse Rescue and Equine Therapy. 


tina.mannies@horsehumane.org


Scott Davis


Board of Director Member


Scott is one of our founding board members from 2004. He owns and operates his own business and is a certified tree arborist. Over the years he is brought valuable insight and wisdom to our Board of Directors.


scott.davis@horsehumane.org

Wilbur Landcaster | Tennessee State Constable


Board of Director Member


Constable Landcaster is a sworn and bonded peace officer with full powers of arrest in the state of Tennessee.

He helps with cruelty investigations and is a valued member of our board of directors.


wilbur.landcaster@horsehumane.org

Sylvia Rosaasen | RN


Chair


   Sylvia dose administration at a hospital in California.  Sylvia is an animal lover, but favors donkeys, she loves the long ears. She has a lot of business knowledge that she brings to our Board of Directors.

sylvia.rosaasen@horsehumane.org 

Dr. Donald Litchfield | D.C.


Board of Director Member


Dr. Donald Litchfield is a Pediatric Chiropractor based out of Ethridge, Tennessee and his medical specialization is Chiropractor - Pediatric Chiropractor. He practices in Ethridge, Tennessee and has the professional credentials of D.C.  Dr. Litchfield loves horses and other animals.  He has been working within an Amish community for over 25 years. 


donald.litchfield@horsehumane.org

Larry Dowell


Board of Director Member


Larry is a horse lover. He became a volunteer in 2008 and has been a valued part of our team since then. Larry is a retired firefighter. Larry is great at organizing volunteer days, managing operations, helping to develop protocols, and many other invaluable qualities.


larry.dowell@horsehumane.org

Darin Blood


Treasurer and CFO


   Darin has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting with over 20 years of Finance experience.
   Darin really enjoys spending time with animals and being in nature, and he has a passion for making a difference and helping an organization that has a positive impact on society.


darin.blood@horsehumane.org

Bridgette Procopio


Secretary


Bridgette is a lifelong horse lover. She enjoys trail riding and spending time with her horses, dogs and goats. She is passionate about animal welfare. She manages a large construction company and her business skills are valuable to our team.

bridgette.procapio@horsehumane.org


Kirsty Meyers


Board of Director Member


Kirsty is a professional horse trainer. She grew up in Hawaii and came to the mainland to go to Feather River College which offers equine associate degrees. After graduating college she continued to pursue her passion of horses and joined our team. Kirsty was our California shelter manager before becoming one of our board of directors.


kirsty.mayers@horsehumane.org​

Stephanie DeYoung


Board of Director Member


Stephanie is a lifelong animal lover and has spent any years in animal welfare. Stephanie is the director of Elephant Husbandry at The Elephant Sanctuary



stephanie.deyoung@horsehumane.org


Tawnee Preisner


Vice-Chair, President, CEO & Founder


  Tawnee has grown up around all kinds of animals and they are her life. At the age of 19 Tawnee founded Norcal Equine Rescue which became Horse Plus Humane Society. Tawnee is the driving force behind this organization. Now in her 30's, she has saved over 3000 animals. Tawnee's motto is if everyone does what they can much will be accomplished. Learn more about Tawnee - Click Here

tawnee.preisner@horsehumane.org

Mary Bopp


Board of Director Member


Mary has a true passion for saving horses and is directly responsible for saving many horses.  Her knowledge and insights are very valuable to our organization.


mary.bopp@horsehumane.org


Dean Strait | RN


Board of Director Member


Dean loves animals especially dogs. Dean is head of controlling infectious disease at the hospital he works at. His insightful knowledge that he brings to our Board of Directors is extremely valuable.


dean.strait@horsehumane.org

Sue Torre


Board of Director Member


Sue loves animals, she's very involved in animal welfare and seeking realistic solutions to helping animals in need. She's been involved with spay/neuter programs and various other programs that focus on animal welfare.


sue.torre@horsehumane.org