Thursday, December 19, 2013
Cokie Berenyi, chairman of the board of Rein and Shine announces that Scott Patterson has rejoined the board of directors. Patterson, who was previously on the board for eight years and president for five of those years, will be responsible for board oversight of day to day operations, including lessons, fundraising and barn management.
As a part of the same announcement, Berenyi announced that Catherine Tallman will become program manager and assume day to day responsibility for barn and program operations. Tallman, a founding director, has been employed with Rein and Shine for the last four years as volunteer and program coordinator.
“We are delighted that Scott has rejoined our team during this time of transition and expansion. He has been involved with Rein and Shine for many years as a parent, supporter and leader. He brings excellent management skills along with a dedicated commitment to the children and adults we serve. In the same vein, Catherine has done an amazing job with our volunteers and instructors. Their leadership will be extremely important as we collaborate further with Windwood Farms to better serve our clients,” said Berenyi.
Debbie McKelvey, Windwood Farms’ executive director saw a need long ago for joint non-profit collaboration, “Rein and Shine has a great deal to offer our campus and likewise our covered arena and extended paddocks offer them what their growing program needs. The non-profit environment is challenging at best right now and while our collaboration with Rein and Shine is in its infancy, I only see benefits for the both of us going forward.”
According to Patterson, “ As the parent of a disabled child, I have witnessed first-hand the dramatic impact our programs can have on children and adults with physical, emotional, social and/or cognitive disabilities and have come to appreciate the difference we can make in the lives of our clients. I’m excited to be back and looking forward to building our program as we take advantage of our expansion onto the part Winwood Farms campus.”
Rein and Shine is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been providing therapeutic riding since 2001. Programs include therapeutic riding and horsemanship for children and adults who want to learn to ride and how to appreciate and understand horses. Earlier this year, Rein and Shine announced a partnership with Windwood Farms to manage and use their riding facilities for summer camps and additional lessons. Under that agreement, Rein and Shine will expand to use Windwood Farm’s riding facilities while managing their riding program and infrastructure. Both organizations are located in Awendaw.
For more information about Rein and Shine, visit: reinandshine.org.