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Our organization's officers are consistently and judiciously training and empowering the most involved and trustworthy volunteers by granting a select few with significantly more responsibility.  This is a coordinated effort to ensure that all of our horses’ needs are met for many years to come and has provided an impressive pool of resources to fill future officer's position. 


Pam Lounsbury


Retired from successful 40+ year career at Cigna.  She’s been a volunteer since 2008 and President since 2011.  Her horse, Finnegan was adopted from us and is a resident.  Pam handles our fundraising social events and is an outstanding resource interfacing between our organization and the general public.

Barbara Allen


Has been involved in animal rescue for over 20 years. She's worked as a manager of a humane society, a public affairs rep for another humane society, and volunteered in several capacities for Equine Rescue, Inc.

Barb holds a BA in Equestrian Science, from William Woods University. She has managed a horse farm, worked as a trail guide, and has two rescue horses of her own.

Barbara is also an author, speaker, and lifestyle entrepreneur.

Lynda Roemer

Vice President

Co-Founder and heart of the organization.  Her passion for horses started early at age 5 and has not waned.  Her 50+ years of experience and pure love of horses has kept this train on the tracks for 25+ years. She holds a B.S. from Salem College & Meredith Manor with a double major in Business Administration and Equestrian Studies.

Colleen O’Donovan


Graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelors Degree in General Business. She is currently the HR Manager for a local Engineering Firm & also assists the accounting department as a Project Accountant.  Colleen has been a volunteer, expert horsewoman & trainer of the horses with ERI for more than 8 years.

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