Jerold V. Tucker – Chairman of the Board Jerry is the founder of Global Coaching. He is an executive coach as well as a learning development professional with over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of education, training, and executive development areas. His innovations in leadership development and organizational transformation have been highlighted in numerous publications, including Harvard Business Review.
As Chief Learning Officer for GTE, Jerry provided leadership to executives during the time when the corporation became a global telecommunications competitor. He led a business transformation process for domestic and international businesses and the reengineering of GTE’s education and training processes. His successes were profiled in bestsellers such as Reengineering The Training Function, Extraordinary Gurarantees, and Mass Customization. In addition, his culture change initiative to align and integrate key strategic business initiatives in GTE received the American Society for Training and Development’s “Excellence in Practice” award. An advisor for the Training and Development Handbook, he has authored and co-authored numerous manuals and guides for executives and managers.
Jerry’s achievements have been widely recognized. His efforts in business development for a nature center were recognized with a CLIO award in the non-profit sector. He also helped develop the Arizona Accord, a set of guidelines for ethics in amateur athletics, spearheaded by the Josephson Institute of Ethics. Jerry also serves on the Advisory Board for Pepperdine University’s doctoral programs in the College of Education and Psychology.
Karen Pomroy – Board President Letter from the President Like many young children, I grew up loving animals, especially horses. I remember spending hours with my horses, brushing them, hugging them, jumping on their bare backs in the open field. My best memories were just being with them. I graduated from college with a BS in Business and Marketing which led me to various positions in the corporate world. The love of animals, and the need to help them continued to grow over the years. I would wake up every morning thinking of ways I could make a difference in animals’ lives, especially in the lives of horses. I knew the world was full of animal abuse, and knew that some day I needed to make a difference.In 1994, I quit my job and backpacked around the world for 18 months, primarily in third world countries. As I traveled, I saw how so many animals were mistreated, and realized that it was time for me to follow my heart. This trip changed my life. I knew I had to follow my path and leave the corporate world behind.I began by volunteering for a wild horse sanctuary in California, becoming part of the grass roots movement to help wild horses. The experience I gained from working with the horses, and being part of this new organization, was beyond my imagination. During this time, I learned about the plight of horses, all horses in America. I learned about the Premarin industry, the plight of Premarin mares and foals, and knew in my heart, that some day I would have a rescue and sanctuary to help the horses and to educate women about Premarin and natural alternatives to Premarin.Our companion animals are suffering needlessly, and because of this I have decided to start Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary™, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping save Premarin mares and foals from slaughter. The four babies we rescued in April, 2004, have brought so much joy to our lives. Like us, they are all very different, in color, personality and needs. I feel blessed to have saved them from a terrible fate, and welcome all of you to view them on our web site and to come and meet them in person
Cindy Marcotte – Vice President A graduate from Cornell University with a BS in animal science and communications, Cindy has balanced a career in advertising in New York City and is dedicating her free time to the arts of dressage and eventing. Cindy’s passion for animals started at a young age. Her first horse, Smokey Joe, taught her how building a relationship with horses can be the most gratifying experience for a human and how they can truly become our best friend. Today, Cindy has a Throughbred and a Canadian Sporthorse as part of her circle of friends.
Cindy is also active in local animal welfare organizations, including Pegasus Foundation, and takes a strong interest in the BRLA and Westchester Land Trust whose purpose is to retain open land for equestrian activities.
Her appointment to the board of Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary™, Inc. is an honor and she welcomes the opportunity to help the organization succeed in its mission to educate individuals of the truth behind the Premarin industry.
Nancy Chapman – Board Secretary Nancy is a native of Tucson. As a teen she owned her own horses and cherished the time she spent with them. She graduated in 1965 from Amphitheater High in Tucson. Shortly there after Nancy began her career in the manufacturing profession with Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon. She spent the next 40 years working there. The first 15 of those years were in assembly operations. Nancy’s career continued to grow with the company as did her position. The last 25 years of Nancy’s tenure were spent in Management. Her goal was to elevate her company to the number one status in the manufacturing field, as well as leave a positive and lasting legacy. She also spent a short time in law enforcement and assisted the Pima County Search and Rescue group for a few years.
During her years at the company Nancy met her life-partner, Stella and they have now been together over 29 years. In 2006 Nancy & Stella retired to begin a new life’s journey, that of being retired, living in Tucson in the winter and the White Mountains in the summer. That dream was shattered due to the loss of Nancy’s best friend and companion a Rottweiler/Burmese named “Mulan”. Nancy was devastated and heartbroken. Two years later Nancy began the quest to find a new best friend to fill the void in her heart from her loss. With some unseen guidance she found Karen Pomroy, Equine Voices and her new best friend “Gulliver”. She now volunteers at the ranch as well as doing whatever is asked of her, which allows her to spend time with “Gulliver” and is friends.
Nancy sponsors “Gulliver” and spends all her time, even at her summer home, supporting Equine Voices to assure their success, continued growth and to elevate the organization to be the most reputable and successful horse rescue internationally. Nancy also volunteers in the summer at the Humane Society of the White Mountains.
Nancy lives with Stella and their new rescued puppy “Panda”
Dr. Carolyn Crowder – Board Member Carolyn Crowder, PH.D is a licensed psychologist and has lived and practiced in the Tucson area (now in Tubac) for the past 30 years. She received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1980. Since then she has worked in many different settings including juvenile court, public schools, university counseling centers, Las Familias and the Department of Corrections.
Dr. Crowder specializes in parent training and is an Adlerian practitioner. She works with families to establish respectful, effective childrearing methods that are neither autocratic nor indulgent. She also maintains a small private practice and enjoys giving lectures about Adlerian principles to groups of parents, teachers and mental health professionals. Her current interest is the excesssive psychotropic drugging of children for behavioral problems.
Dr. Crowder has appeared on 20/20, Today, The Early Show, Dateline, NPR, and Liftime Live as well as many local TV and radio programs throughout the country. She is the author of three parenting books, the national bestseller Backtalk (1998), Whining (2000) and Eating, Sleeping and Getting Up (2002.)
Mike Duffey – Board Member Assigned to the Community Outreach Department for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), Mike brings his vast expertise to bear through field investigations, speaking engagements and law enforcement training. Mike spent thirty four years with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department before his retirement in 2007. During this time, Mike served thirty two years as a SWAT member and instructor, twelve years as a paramedic and eight years as a hostage negotiator.
Mike is a founding member of the Arizona Cruelty Taskforce of Southern Arizona (ACT), the state’s first and largest animal protection coalition. Under Mike’s leadership, ACT received the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s Pet Protector Grand Prize Award for 2003. Mike also won the prestigious American Veterinary Medical Association’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for 2004 for his dedication to protecting animals.
Michael Hutchison, DVM – Board Member Michael D. Hutchison, DVM, cVMA, left Arizona for the first time to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. Following his graduation in 1993 he and his family moved to Tucson. After working in a private practice for two years he ventured out on his own to start Madera Veterinary Hospital, a mixed-animal practice in the Rita Ranch area of Tucson. In 2008 Michael branched out to specialize in veterinary medical acupuncture, returning to Tucson to start Pegasus Equine Veterinary Service. As Pegasus, Michael currently treats horses in the greater Tucson area with acupuncture and holistically conventional veterinary medical care.