Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President: Misty Abbott

Licensed Professional Counselor at One Accord Counseling

Vice President:   Jennifer Hudson

Manufacturing Supervisor, Eric Scott Leathers

Mother of our namesake Hope

Secretary: Jean Schemel

Licensed Veterinarian Technician

Treasurer: Claire Schemel

Retired bookkeeper

Board Member:  Rick A. Schemel, Sr.

Retired structural engineer and general contractor

 Board Member:  Dr. Kenneth White DVM

Retired Veterinarian – Former owner of Perry County Veterinary Hospital

Board Member: Lisa Best

Former high school principal, currently Spanish teacher

Board Member: James Best

Retired officer for the Illinois Board of Corrections

Board Member:  Nathan Hudson

Foreman for Semco Stone, Inc. and father of our namesake

Board Member:  Savannah Martin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Community Counseling Center

Board Member:  Mike Maloy

Owner of Mike Maloy Insurance Agency(MMIA)


   Founded in 2013, the Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.