Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary Board of Directors
Elizabeth Rice, President
Rice was born in West Texas and lived in different cities within Texas
into her early twenties. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in
Business Administration-Accounting in the mid ’70’s from the University
of Texas. For the next twenty-two years she completed brief stints in
both government & public accounting, although the majority of those
years was spent working for Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company in a
variety of positions;i.e accounting, distribution/fulfillment and human
resources to name a few plus holding a position on the Board of
Directors until the Company was purchased in 2002.
also kept balance in her life by rearing a son and playing a variety of
sports from rugby to golf. She is still actively involved in sports and
is quite proud of the man her son has become.
the last several years, Ms. Rice has focused on mentoring young men
& women and sitting on various boards of non-profits and
foundations in both Texas and Santa Fe. She believes passionately
in creating community and making it stronger both locally and statewide.
Russell Lynde, MBA, Vice President/Secretary
Lynde is a Financial Analyst with Park West Asset Management, a San
Francisco based hedge fund. Prior to Park West, Russell was an Analyst
at Copper River Management and Investor Relations manager at General
Mills. He has an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in English from
Iowa State University. Russell lives in Oakland, CA with his wife,
Renske, his two daughters, Myla and Ani, and his dog, Barley.
Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, Treasurer
Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, is a physician, author, and advocate. As a
double-board certified fellow of the American College of Physicians and
the American College of Preventive Medicine, her expertise spans the
fields of public health, medicine, human rights, animal protection, and
ethics. Hope has cared for patients; evaluated and treated survivors of
torture and sexual violence; taught undergraduate and graduate public
health students, medical students, and residents; and led key research
and policy initiatives. Internationally, she has worked in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa,
Uganda, and the Federated States of Micronesia, and has collaborated
with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office
of Global Health on a United States Surgeon General’s global health
call to action. Domestically, she has worked with non-profit
organizations providing healthcare and advocacy for individuals who are
homeless, documented and undocumented immigrants, or underinsured in
urban and rural settings. Currently, she is an attending physician at
the University of New Mexico Southwest Mesa Clinic in Albuquerque and
an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University
of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Karen Herman, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Director
Karen has worked in academia and community and governmental
organizations as an adjunct professor, clinician, researcher, and
administrator to promote action on poverty, violence, animal and human
rights, and for progressive social change. She has extensive
experience in research, strategic planning, program development and
evaluation, teaching, and fund development. Karen currently serves as
the director of sexual assault services for New Mexico. She is the
author of Art, Violence, & Social Change: Challenging Violence Against Women & Girls Through Entertainment Education, VDM Verlag Press, 2008. Karen brings a deep love of children, animals, and wilderness to the sanctuary.
Teresa Jacobs, MPH, Esq.
has worked to prevent violence against animals, women, and children for
the past decade through state government and national and regional
nonprofit organizations. She has a comprehensive understanding of
the root causes of violence, effective primary prevention strategies
including social marketing, violence prevention program development,
and implementation and evaluation experience. She has extensive
experience facilitating multidisciplinary work groups and is a skilled
strategist and effective consensus builder. Teresa is coauthor ofThe Vegetarian Manifesto. She holds a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota and a law degree
from the University of Oregon, where she focused on Environmental and
Natural Resources Law.