Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship Board of Trustees From left to right: Pat Barton, Wally Conover, Sue Levine, Mark Alexander, Argo Parrello, Kevin Kilgallen William M Landuyt (Bill) is the President of the Board of Trustees. His qualifications include a BBA in Accounting and over 36 years experience in the areas of finance, general management, and corporate governance. Bill is a Managing Director at a private equity firm. He has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of a NYSE-listed company was a Director on the boards of several Board ofand Trustees other US and UK-based public and private companies. In addition to managing the financial affairs for Celtic Charms and presiding at its board meetings as Chairman, Bill participates in fundraising and community outreach, serves as an instructor-in-training or volunteer for lessons, and helps with the general physical upkeep of the facility, horses, and equipment. Bill volunteers 60+ hours a week at Celtic Charms. Kevin Kilgallen, Esq (Kevin) serves as Secretary on the Board of Trustees. Kevin has a JD from Fordham University School of Law, is a member of the bar in New York and New Jersey and has been in private practice, Kilgallen and Kilgallen, since 2000. His duties as Secretary include reviewing regulatory and contractual matters for Celtic Charms, overseeing application of and compliance with the Board’s Conflict of Interest Policy and monitoring Celtic Charms’ qualification as a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship Board of Trustees Mark A Alexander (Mark) serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees. Mark brings twenty-five years of Fortune 100 Company business leadership and corporate development experience, including fourteen years as CEO of a NYSE-listed company. He currently serves as a director of three other non-profit organizations, including Vice Chair of The Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization committed to ending sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Mark began his business career as a CPA with a national accounting firm and qualifies as a ‘financial expert’ under NYSElisted company guidelines. As Treasurer, Mark’s board responsibilities include responsibility for the maintenance of accurate and current financial records and compliance with governmental financial reporting requirements and assisting in the development of the annual budget. Patrick Barton, MS (Pat) received his Masters degree from Fordham University and the bulk of his post-graduate work has concentrated on leadership development. In addition, Pat is certified to administer and interpret numerous psychometric assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Included in Pat’s 25 years of public service was 6½ years spent as a business counselor with the Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired. When the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act became law in 1990, Pat educated others about the ADA for several years. Pat volunteers his time at Celtic Charms devoting approximately seven hours a week to the organization. Henry Boenning CPA (Hank) brings financial experience as a retired CPA and also as the former Vice President, Treasurer of First State Bank Corp where he also served on the Board. Hank’s non-profit experience includes duties as a Vice President on the Board of Education for Point Pleasant Beach, Board of Trustees NJ. Hank brings valuable experience as a horseman, having owned horses as part of racing partnerships for over ten years as well as being a breeder since 2009. Hank service as a Trustee includes equine evaluation and procurement and outreach to the local horse industry. Wallace Conover (Wally) brings to Celtic Charms 40 years experience as a professional rider and trainer. He is a winner of the MS Grand Prix and the Palm Beach Masters plus numerous year-end MCHSA awards. Wally is the first chairman of the American Riding Instructors Program, a former staff member of the Monmouth County, Hunt and Field Master of Hidden Hollow Hounds, as well as a recognized judge of the International Sidesaddle Organization where he was named Judge-of-theYear at Devon PJA. He has coached and qualified 12 riders for the National Horse Show and a National Collegiate champion. Wally is the program director at White Pine Farm of Howell, NJ. Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship Board of Trustees Dr. Cheryl A Krause-Parello, PhD, RN (Cheryl) is currently researching canine interaction as a stressreducing mechanism in the wounded warrior and veteran populations. She began her research in the field of animal-assisted intervention during her doctoral studies. Dr. Krause-Parello’s program of research was inspired by her husband, a former marine. She wanted to give back, and states that she was “too old to serve,” so she decided to build upon her passion for canines and her research experience as a nurse scientist. She believes that these projects represent a small token of her gratitude and are a way to give back to the military community who has sacrificed for our freedom. Susan Levine, MA, CSW (Sue), is a social worker who has devoted her career to children with disabilities and their families. She is a cofounder of Family Resource Associates, a private, nonprofit agency in Monmouth County, NJ and has been a social worker with the program since 1979. In addition to providing individual family support, Sue coordinates support groups for parents and grandparents, as well as for siblings. She has also written newsletters for brothers and sisters, and has coordinated social skills groups for teens and young adults with a range of disabilities. Sue has spoken both locally and nationally on the topic of siblings of children with disabilities for the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress, the New Jersey Rett Syndrome Association, and the Spina Bifida Association of the Tristate Area as well as for numerous local support groups. Sue has co-authored a book with Dr. Brian Skotko entitled "Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters" published by Woodbine House. She has also done research with Dr. Skotko on families of children with Down syndrome. Board of Trustees Argo Parrello, PE (Argo) is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and is the Chairman and President of French and Parrello Associates, an engineering firm headquartered in Monmouth County NJ. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Newark College of Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois where he specialized in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Following graduate school, he served for three years in the US Naval Civil Engineer Corp as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of construction in Udorn, Thailand and Camp Pendleton, California. Argo brings his education, experience, local knowledge and contacts to assist us in our mission to provide a “safe and supportive, family farm environment”. He has been volunteering in therapeutic horseback riding for over ten years as a sidewalker and leader.