After riding as a child, JoEllen came back to horses in 2004.   She is always inspired by the horses' ability to sense our emotions and give feedback. She has been a volunteer for CFTRC since 2014.  JoEllen’s focus is helping our horses find their best selves to share with our students.

Board Member

JoEllen Holberg 

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Vince began volunteering at Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center in January of 2014. From the moment Vince stepped onto the farm he was hooked.  Previously he was a Trustee to the Paramus Board of Education and President of the Brittany Condominium Owners Association. He currently works for Campbell Soup Company in Camden and lives in Medford.

Volunteer Coordinator - Board Member

Nancy Roswell 

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Jack has been working with Compassionate Friends since its inception as the Chief Operations Officer and Treasurer.  He has been an avid rider since he was 7 years old and has been involved in competitive trail riding and eventing.

Chief Operations Officer - Board Member

Jack Allison

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President and Program Director - Board Member
Sherri Briggs

Certified PATH Instructor and Mentor
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Sherri founded Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center (CFTRC) in 2007.  She is a Certified PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Instructor and a mentor for aspiring PATH instructors.  Sherri continues to dedicate herself to providing beneficial therapeutic instruction to individuals with developmental, musculoskeletal and neurological disabilities.

Board Member

Vince Dispenza 

Nancy has generously given her time to Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center since 2008. She loves riding as well as being around horses.   Nancy continues perfecting her riding by taking a riding lesson once a week and loves to share her knowledge. She also enjoys working with children, so this program gives her the chance to blend these two special activities. Nancy is always saying that volunteering is “Fun and rewarding”. She continually is inspired as she watches the progress of the students, seeing tasks that were once challenges become their accomplishments. She has recently taken on the role of volunteer coordinator and is looking to grow our volunteer base. Nancy will use her professional experience as a graphic designer/marketing manager to increase awareness of CFTRC. The future of CFTRC is looking very exciting!