Exceptional Equestrians welcomes individuals interested in becoming board members.
Board meetings are quarterly, and we ask that board members be committed to helping Exceptional Equestrians in the following ways:
- Advocate for Exceptional Equestrians’ mission and values, represent Exceptional Equestrians, and act as a spokesperson.
- Provide program oversight and assist in quality assurance.
- Commit to ensuring the financial sustainability of Exceptional Equestrians by extending our reach in the community to connect with charitable organizations, businesses, and individuals.
- Participate in Exceptional Equestrians fundraisers and events.
Exceptional Equestrians Board of Directors
Dr. Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff (Chairperson of the Board)
Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff is a triple boarded Pediatric PM&R physician, who sees children and adults with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke, and head injury, with clinics in Green Bay and Milwaukee. She has an academic affiliation with UW Madison School of Public Health and was previously an associate professor at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is on staff at Children’s Wisconsin, Aurora and AMC and is involved in advocacy for those with special needs. The value of hippotherapy and equine assisted therapy for her patients is one of the reasons she joined the board. Dr. Moberg-Wolff has served as President for the last 3 years. The professionalism and growth of programming, as well as the creative fundraisers, are reasons she loves working with EE.
Amy Leverson (Vice Chair of the Board)
Amy Leverson is a career Human Resource Professional with 30 years’ experience. Her current role is HR Director for one of Miller Electric LLC’s largest businesses. Miller Electric is a worldwide leader in the welding industry for building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health.
Her responsibilities include Developing overall HR Strategy, Annual/Long Range Business Planning, Coaching, Talent Strategy and deployment, Internal Employee Development, Organizational Development/Succession Planning, Employment Law, Culture/Engagement, Employee Relations, and Compensation Systems.
Her volunteer experiences have included: Junior Achievement Instructor, American Red Cross HR Committee, helping college and high school students with resume and interviewing skills, and currently, Exceptional Equestrians.
In 2017, she became a certified Yoga teacher. She’s taught at the YMCA, Lake Park Swim and Fitness and offers classes to friends and family. Her eventual goal is to offer free yoga classes at the VA for military veterans. She’s even taught horse yoga!
Amy is married to husband Chad. They have 4 children between them, two dogs and 3 horses. One of our horses, “Cowboy”, was donated to Exceptional Equestrians in summer of 2023 and has found his passion working with children as a therapy horse. Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, decorating the home, cooking, personal growth/development, reading and taking an annual month-long trip to Texas.
Troy Chaltry (Treasurer)
Troy has worked in the transportation industry for over 10 years, most recently as Regional Maintenance Manager with Paper Transport. He was honored to be a part of Leadership Green Bay Class of 2022. His connection with EE started when his small group with Leadership Green Bay selected EE as their non-profit to partner with for their community impact project. Troy and 6 others helped develop and put on the Horses for Healing at Exceptional Equestrians. Troy looks forward to continuing the Horses for Healing event at EE. He resides in the Greater Green Bay area with his wife Kristie, 3 children, and 2 dogs. Troy’s love for Exceptional Equestrians is being a part of this organization that is truly making a lasting impact in our community.
Matt Flanagan (secretary)
Matt Flanagan is a Sr. Manager at CONNECT, Powered by American Family Insurance, leading a team which oversees process management, training, and call center support. He has worked in the insurance industry and with American Family for 15 years. Matt, his wife, and 3 young kids recently moved to Suamico following 10 years of living in the Madison area.
Matt was nominated to and participated in the Leadership Green Bay Class of 2022, where he assisted in developing and planning Exceptional Equestrians inaugural Horses for Healing event. Through that event, Matt developed an interest and passion in the great work that Exceptional Equestrians provides to the families and individuals it serves. He is excited to be a part of the future growth of Exceptional Equestrians and the positive impact this organization will continue to have in the communities it serves.
As a librarian in the Brown County Library system, Alyssa uses a lens of Trauma-Informed care to meet people where they are at and connect our community to the resources they need. When not at the library, Alyssa enjoys horseback riding, volunteering in the Hippotherapy program, and running Arcane Muse, a painting studio out of De Pere. Alyssa and her husband are currently expecting their first child- a future EE volunteer for sure!
Jenna grew up with horses and currently owns her own equine facility. She previously worked in Marketing & Advertising for Promotional Agencies and ended up in Recruiting & Resource Management for a Consulting Firm in Chicago, IL before moving back to Green Bay, her hometown, for her husband’s job. Since then, she has been involved in equine-assisted therapy, and co-founded Taking the Lead ELC, which started at her family farm.
She has a degree in Communications and is currently pursuing additional education and certification related to Equine Therapy. She also strives to continue learning about horses through ongoing equine clinics and workshops.
When asked what she finds most rewarding about her experiences at Exceptional Equestrians, she says, “It’s such a happy place. I love seeing the smiling faces around me… seeing our clients having fun on horses, while getting the benefits of therapy! And working with the best, most dedicated group of volunteers and staff. And of course, working with the amazing therapy horses there too. It’s the best group of coworkers imaginable.”
Ann Randall Martin
Ann’s love for horses and being active in the community is what brought her to Exceptional Equestrians as a volunteer. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Journalism/Advertising. Ann has extensive experience in sales and marketing. After many years as a pharmaceutical sales representative, she decided to follow her passion for photography and became a professional photographer.
As a volunteer at Exceptional Equestrians, Ann has witnessed firsthand the healing power of horses and the passion and dedication of the staff and volunteers. Ann still volunteers at Exceptional Equestrians and is also a Board Member.
Heather Gartzke has worked in healthcare administration and operations for over 12 years. With a Master’s of Healthcare Administration, an undergraduate degree in Finance, and a few years of nursing experience, Heather currently serves as Managing Vice President of Operations for 50 outpatient clinics across various states in the Midwest and Northeast. Heather and her family recently moved back home to Wisconsin from Scottsdale, Arizona to be with extended family and shortly thereafter learned of Exceptional Equestrians and its inspiring mission. Helping to improve the health and quality of life of those who need it is what drives her.
Tiffany is a talent acquisition professional who is the Director of Search for the Midwest practice at StevenDouglas. She partners with employers on their hiring needs and talent strategies for accounting, finance, and human resource. Tiffany grew up having a love for horses; she trick-rode and understands the strength of a bond between animals and people. She is passionate about health, truly believes in the mission of Exceptional Equestrians, and is proud to be a part of the EE family.
Linda’s working career spans over several entrepreneurial successes and is currently the Benefits Manager at Miller Electric Manufacturing Company. She has a Business Degree with an emphasis on Human Resources.
Her love of horses started early in life. From her first ½ Arabian mare to the several others that she was privileged to start, train and show. She is solidly convinced of the amazing bond these special animals can bring to improve the lives of those who engage with them.
As Linda begins her transition to retirement, she believes she has found her purpose and says she is humbly grateful to be a part of this exceptional organization where committed professionals, happy volunteers, and dedicated family members help bring about amazing changes in our clients from week to week.
Sandy Barnick has worked at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College for 30 years as a Counselor/Case Manager in the Accommodation Services Department assisting students with disabilities achieve their academic goals. She graduated with a Master Degree from Lakeland College and a Bachelors degree from University Green Bay in Social Work/Social Change and Development. She retired in 2018 from NWTC and started volunteering at Exceptional Equestrians shortly thereafter.
“I always loved and respected horses however from far. I am very comfortable assisting students with disabilities and had a long-time curiosity about Equine therapy so felt this would be a good fit and welcome giving my time to the EE family. It has been a great learning experience I just love it and the benefits to the student’s well-being mentally, physically, socially is truly amazing.”
Sandy has a son and a daughter doing very well navigating their 20’s. She is proud of her kid’s success and work ethic.
Sandy is excited about the future of EE and its vision looking forward and is thankful to be a part of this amazing organization.
Laina P. Stuebner
Laina Stuebner is an attorney with the law firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. in Green Bay, where she practices general civil litigation. Even though Laina only arrived in Green Bay in 2020, spending nearly every childhood summer living with her grandparents in Door County left her with a deep connection to Northeast Wisconsin, and she is proud to finally call this amazing community her true “home.” Laina was first connected to EE through Leadership Green Bay, where her small group partnered with EE to help develop and run the first Horses for Healing event in 2022. Laina was immediately struck by EE’s incredible mission and the people pursuing it and is extremely excited to continue her involvement with EE and the Horses for Healing event for years to come. Laina lives in downtown Green Bay with her boyfriend and two cats.