Our Board Of Directors

Taking the Reins encourages girls in Los Angeles to act boldly, with courage and confidence, through experiences with horses at our urban farm.

TTR was founded in 1998 by two horsewomen who recognized the extraordinary potential of an equine-based, educational program for L.A.’s most under-resourced urban girls.


2019 Board of Directors

  • Robin McCary, Chair
  • Kristen Johnson, Vice Chair
  • Fiona Sheilds, Secretary
  • Lisa Martinez, Treasurer
  • Maria Botham
  • Mike Dobson
  • Jay Johnson
  • Beth Leach
  • Dr. Jane Haven, Executive Director
Advisory Board
  • Debra Avery, Co-founder
  • Margaret Black
  • Michael Healy
  • Sherry Conrads
  • Beth Ann Guynn
  • Bryan Lerma
  • Megan Rush Mayer
  • Erin Mills
  • Rafe Pery
  • Clare Kunny
  • Amy Honbo
  • Mary Carbajal
  • Roy Jasso, Wells Fargo VP of Community Development
  • Jane Doctor Paul
  • Mark Stinson, Supervising Trainer of Cal Poly Pomona’s W.K. Kellog Arabian Horse Center