Board Members

Annie Brothwell (President)

Annie Bothwell is a Paramedic currently working for BC Ambulance Service, based on Salt Spring Island, and also instructing at the Justice Institute of BC. When she first emigrated to Canada, and prior to becoming a Paramedic, she worked at Sun Life in Vancouver as an Investment Solutions Executive. She was also able to volunteer at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, carrying out a variety of roles which she thoroughly enjoyed.
After moving to Victoria, Annie was able to volunteer with the VTRA which she finds an amazing opportunity to be around people as well as horses and has also started arranging events for Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys all sports, playing field hockey on a regular basis as well as skiing and traveling.

Glenda Turner (Vice President)

Glenda is the CAO of the Pandora Arts Collective, a non-profit that delivers therapeutic art to persons with mental or physical disabilities in Greater Victoria. She grew up on a 400 acre farm in Nova Scotia, where her love affair with horses began at a young age. Glenda has an extensive history in both the private and non-profit world in operational leadership, project management, marketing, and fundraising. She is active in the community as a volunteer, having held a number of senior roles in various organizations.

Penny Ledoux (Treasurer)

Penny is a Certified General Accountant who retired in 2013 after working 24 years at Canada Revenue Agency. Penny originally volunteered as a side-walker at VTRA, then joined the Board in 2011. She has been involved in the Governance, Revenue Generation, Personnel and Finance committees over that time and acted as Treasurer for the last two years. Penny believes that VTRA is a Charity that can make a difference and that she can contribute toward long term sustainability for VTRA by being part of the Board.

Susan Miller (Secretary)

Susan is currently the Manager of Finance and Administration at University of Victoria’s Facilities Management and has a broad background in business planning, budgeting, and finance in the private and public sectors. Susan holds a BA, Business Administration as well as a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Carol Hubberstey (Past President)

Carol has been on the Board of VTRA since 2011 and was president from 2012 until 2015. She is currently enjoying her role as past president. Carol is an evaluation research consultant in social and health programs, and in this capacity has worked on provincial, national, and international projects. Carol got to know the horse community through her daughter who was a show jumper and owned a horse; Carol is now happy to take riding lessons once a week and let someone else own the horse. She is also a cyclist and loves adventure travelling – especially when she can combine it with cycling.

Jeannette Allan(Board Member)

Jeannette grew up riding Arabian horses on her grandmother’s ranch in Yakima, Washington. Her relative started a therapeutic riding association in Yakima as well, where Jeannette volunteered and saw first hand the magic of what therapeutic riding can do for children. When she moved to Victoria in 2014, she knew she wanted to continue helping a similar riding organization. Jeannette feels lucky to have joined the VTRA board where she can combine her love of horses with her grant writing skills. She currently works at the Greater Victoria Public Library as the Development Assistant.

Isobel Doyle

Isobel has over 25 years of experience managing the environmental aspects of major projects, including the environmental impact assessment, environmental review and project compliance components. Her career in the private sector began in 1990 when she cofounded Par Terre Environmental Consulting Services Ltd. She has worked throughout BC providing environmental management, impact assessments and expert advice to provincial and federal governments and the private sector. Isobel has proven she is able to produce quality documents, complete complex tasks on time, provide sound strategic advice, maintain quality control of documents and services and deliver quality assurance to the client. She has a history of working cooperatively with agency, environmental, engineering, communications and proponent representatives to deliver projects that meet environmental and cost objectives while complying with law, regulation, and contractual agreement. Isobel has successfully completed ECO Canada’s certification process and the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board has awarded her the title of Environmental Professional (EP). She cherishes her horse, riding adventures, all things dressage, her dog and last but not least, her friends and family. She most recently served as director on the board of the Lower Island Equestrian Club.

Melanie Houston (Board Member)

Melanie is a speech-language pathologist and has many years (decades!) of board experience with her professional groups. She started riding at the age of 5 and was a keen Pony Club member in England competing on the Prince Philip Cup gymkhana team. She then went on to compete successfully in national, advanced level 1, 2 and 3 day events. 16 years ago Melanie purchased a 4 year old BC bred horse called Odaymira. Oday and Melanie have Dressage Canada awards from Training to Grand Prix. They especially like doing freestyles to music. They have recently taken up side saddle just to keep the adrenalin going. Melanie is an Equestrian Canada Medium level dressage judge.

Karen Jackson (Board Member)

Karen is the founder of Jackson Consulting Group (1995), an organizational development and strategic human resources consulting firm based in Victoria. Prior to creating Jackson Consulting Group, Karen held senior management positions in Scotiabank, Credit Suisse First Boston and British Gas PLC. Karen has B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology, Postgraduate in HR Management & Labour Relations and holds the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development’s professional designation. Recognizing the therapeutic capacity of riding, she volunteered with VTRA as a side-walker in the late 90s and since February 2016 has been supporting VTRA through board and committee work.

Anne Waterhouse (Board Member)

In Calgary, Anne started riding horses at 9 years and did show jumping as a teenager in the Stampede Corral. After high school she did some training in physical and occupational therapy in Toronto. Then she worked in: retail management in large department stores in Boston and Toronto, in data entry for a publisher in Delran, New Jersey, as an Assistant Production Manager at Tacoma Goodwill Industries supervising 90 employees and clients where many of them had disabilities and finally, volunteering as a massage practitioner on the staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital before moving to Saanichton. Anne started volunteering as a side walker for VTRA over 15 years ago and is currently volunteering at holding the horses for the farrier, the veterinarian and the chiropractor along with scheduling and recording the care of the VTRA horses. She is the owner and manager of the property where VTRA is located.

Terry Wendorf (Board Member)

Recently retired from 33 years teaching in SD61 Victoria. She was 21 years as Program Coordinator and Team Leader for the Provincial Integration Support Program (serving students with severe/profound cognitive & multiple physical disabilities throughout B.C.). Terry is currently working as an online instructor for Vancouver Island University and occasionally provides workshops to places such as Camosun College on the role of the teaching assistant to maximize functional learning for students.

Board Application

VTRA is always interested in meeting prospective Board members. Contact Carol Hubberstey (carolmarie@shaw.ca) for further information and to receive a Board package.

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