Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President:  Rick A. Schemel, Sr.

Retired structural engineer and general contractor

Vice President:  Dr. Kenneth White DVM

Veterinarian – owner of Perry County Veterinary Hospital

Secretary:  Lisa A. Best

Former high school principal, currently Spanish teacher

Treasurer:  Krystal Evans

Certified riding instructor – Self-employed horse trainer

Board Member: James Best

Retired officer for the Illinois Board of Corrections

Board Member:  Larry Brown

Retired business executive

Board Member:  Casey Crowell

Business development officer for Bank of Missouri

Board Member:  Gail Duvall

Retired dental assistant

Board Member:  Jerry Hornberger

Retired EMT and Horse Trainer

Board Member:  Jennifer Hudson

Mother of our namesake, Hope Hudson

Board Member:  Nathan Hudson

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

Board Member:  Misty Lukefahr

Moving Kids Forward counselor for Beacon Health Center

Board Member:  Dan Puckett

Self employed horse farrier

Board Member:  Claire Schemel

Retired bookkeeper







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