WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to care for the physical, mental, and emotional needs of children, adults, Veterans, first responders, and their families through the healing power of horses.
Victory Therapy Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides services to improve the quality of life of individuals through equine assisted services.
Founded by Doug and Vivian Newton as Rocky Top Therapy Center in 1992, Victory offers the benefits of equine-assisted services and hippotherapy for individuals with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and challenges. For many years the operation was located on a working ranch in Keller, Texas. In 2013, an opportunity was identified to relocate to the town of Roanoke and build a new facility to expand its service offerings and have an even greater impact on the lives of its clients and their families.
Victory Therapy Center Board of Directors 2022-2023
The board of directors is responsible for general oversight of our operations and is responsible to the stakeholders and the communities we serve. Our directors are a diverse and talented group of individuals from various backgrounds that show passion and commitment to the success of Victory Therapy. They are responsible for setting policies, monitoring operations, and serving as a public figure for the organization.You can contact the Board of Directors by emailing [email protected]
Frank Tabone, Chairman | Retired Sales Executive, AT&T, SITA
Michael Nacarato, Vice Chairman | Sr. Director of Vendor Management & Procurement, Transamerica
Claire Pinocci, Treasurer | Head of Quality Assurance Fidelity
Doug Tonne, Secretary | President/COO, Debt Education and Certificate Foundation
Tanner Haydin, Director | Vice President/Commercial Lending, American National Bank & Trust
Tina Coleman, Director | President Lean Business Solutions, LLC
Kenneth Walsh, HR Director | Human Resource Director, Therapy & Beyond
Katie Heflin, Director | Associate Attorney Varghese Summersett
Jim Hanophy, Director | President & CEO of Ability Connection
Staff members consist of highly trained PATH, Intl. certified therapeutic riding instructors and physical therapists. The team is committed to providing customized care and is supported by a strong and talented volunteer base. The most critical part of the team are 24 gentle, sensitive horses whose gifts include caring attention and nurturing of individuals in need.
Jaclyn is excited to be the new Volunteer Manager here at Victory Therapy Center! She was born and raised in the North Texas area and graduated from North Texas with a degree in Non-profit and Community Service! Jaclyn grew up on 10 acres with Quarter Horses and is so excited to use my love for animals and serving the community to help serve our volunteers here at Victory. She is happily married to her husband of 10 years, and they have one 4-year-old daughter who keeps them busy! They love traveling, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends.
Kirsten was born and raised in North Texas, began riding at an early 2 years old. Riding any chance she could growing up which led to her early apprenticeship and career in training, equine care, and herd management. Kirsten trained and showed pleasure/all around and ranch riding for several years before recently changing to reining. While having a heart for training, specifically starting young colts, Kirsten is now happily married with 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 horse. Being an avid animal lover her experience in horsemanship, and extensive knowledge in equine medicine has led her to Victory Therapy Center as the Equine and Facilities Manager.
Rebecca started as a volunteer at Victory Therapy Center in 2018 and became a PATH Intl Certified Riding Instructor in 2019. Previous to that time, she worked as a pharmaceutical and diagnostic representative for 26 years. As a young girl living on a ranch in Oklahoma, she frequently rode her horses in the pasture for hours and would help round-up cattle with her brothers and dad. She also barrel raced in the local rodeos. She has always had a love of horses but found a new passion when she started working as a volunteer and decided to become a riding instructor.
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