Board of Directors

Ellin Miller, President

Ms. Miller spent over 30 years in the equine industry as a competitor in Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, and Dressage competition, in the latter she competed internationally as a member of the United States Equestrian Team. Ms. Miller also served the industry as President of the United States Dressage Federation, a Board member and Secretary of what was then known as the American Horse Shows Association and Chairman of their Dressage Committee for eight years, and as a member of the Board of the United States Equestrian Team. She was honored for her efforts by being named one of Spur Magazine’s 34 women of the century in equestrian sport; winner of the AHSA’s Walter B. Devereux Memorial Sportsmanship of the Year Trophy; and was inducted into the USDF Hall of Fame.

 

Ms. Miller retired in 1998, returning to graduate school at Nova Southeastern University receiving a Masters in Education. She taught for thirteen years at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, FL, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2007, and retired in 2011. Ms. Miller then turned her focus to the non profit sector where she has served on numerous Boards in Florida, Pennsylvania and Maine. Ms. Miller served on the Vinceremos Board during the 1990s and returned to serve again in 2012, assuming the Presidency in 2016.

Tuny Page, Vice President

Arlene “Tuny” Page is the owner of Stillpoint Farm, and is a top  American dressage athlete. She has represented the United States in international competition multiple times in North America and Europe on Nations Cup Teams. She was also short listed to represent the U.S. on the Equestrian Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Tuny has also served the United States Equestrian Federation the national equestrian federation as a voting member of the Dressage High Performance Committee for two terms.

Stillpoint Farm is an elite dressage training facility located in the equine community of Wellington, Florida. A variety of high-profile professional Dressage athletes from all over the world come to south Florida in the winter specifically to train at Stillpoint Farm.

Tuny is very active in the local community, most specifically with the programs at Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. She has been especially involved with the development and enrichment of this riding establishment that aids children and adults with developmental, physical, and psychological disabilities. Her own experience and love of horses combined with supporting individuals in meeting their distinct potential in equestrian pursuits, made the collaboration a natural fit.Tuny’s infectious enthusiasm and willingness to introduce others to the Vinceremos mission as the Chair of the Vinceremos Annual Benefit and Auction has played a significant role in our ability to raise over $5 million in the last ten years.

Tuny, has lived in Wellington since 2000 with her husband, Dave and their16-year-old daughter, Charlotte. When Tuny is not riding or teaching at the barn, you can typically find her in the gym or playing with her beloved fur children, Daisy and Annie.

Terri Kane, Secretary

Terri Kane of Wellington, Florida is well known for her continuous contributions to equestrian sports and to her local community. Terri was a contributor for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation Campaign for Continuing Our Competitive Excellence for the duration of the four-year campaign. She is currently a board member for the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and a member of Vinceremos’s Host Committee. She has also served as a judge at the Palm Beach County Special Olympics Equestrian Games. Terri is a Gold Sponsor of the Challenge of the Americas to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through Play for P.I.N.K., and is a founding sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Terri supports young riders by sponsoring the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships and the Under 25 division of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, and by hosting the USEF Young Horse Training session at her own Diamante Farms. In the midst of her sponsorships and volunteer work, Terri is an owner of Diamante Farms in Wellington and the Vice President of Grande Truck Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Lee Frankhouser, Tresurer

Lee A. Frankhouser is the President/COO of Floridian Community Bank, headquartered in Davie, FL.  Floridian Community Bank is a state chartered bank that operates offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Prior to joining Floridian in July 2008, Lee served as Florida Market Director for Wealth Management for National City Bank, now PNC.  Before relocating to Florida in 2003, Lee worked in various regional management roles with National City Bank in the Pittsburgh, PA market.

Lee currently serves as Vice President of the Panthers Athletic Booster Club (PABC –Dwyer H.S.), is a member of the Ambassadors Board of Nova Southeastern University, is a member of the Honda Classic Ambassadors, a lector at St. Peters R.C Church and a member of the Jupiter CERT team.

Lee holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Bethany College (WV) and an M.B.A from Waynesburg University (PA).  Lee and his wife, Christine, are both originally from Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Jupiter, FL in 2003 with their three daughters, Taylor, Kendall and Sydney.

Dr. Scott Swerdlin, Member-at-Large

President of Palm Beach Equine Clinic

Dr. Scott Swerdlin is a Florida native whose family raised cattle and horses. After attending Tulane University, he pursued a master’s degree in equine reproduction at the University of Florida, and graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Dr. Swerdlin was then appointed Chief of Clinical Services at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.

Following his tour in the military, he started a private practice in south Florida. He served on the state Board of Veterinary Medicine from 1981-1987, and received the Gold Star Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine in the state of Florida. In 1999, he became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is licensed to practice in Great Britain.

His specialties are practice management and lameness in performance horses. When not occupied with his veterinary responsibilities, he enjoys playing polo, fishing, and traveling with his wife, Amy.

Jesse Coppola

Active board member for 6 years, she has a son that plays Polo, employed with The Tackeria in Wellington for 20 years, an avid tennis player and equestrian enthusiast.
“I love Vinceremos and believe we impact so many people in a positive way. "

 
Steve Carroll

Board member since 2005

 
Patti Hadden

Patti Bradshaw Hadden has been involved with Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center for 37 years. She has been on the board for 16 years

and Vice President for 12 years. Lives in West Palm Beach with husband Matt and has a 20 year old daughter.
Emily Marshok I grew up in Chester county Pennsylvania with a lifelong love of horses. I am involved in many different disciplines of equestrian sports. Vinceremos has been a part of my life for 20 years first serving as a board member most recently as the president of the Board of Directors for 12. My husband Harvey has shared my equestrian interests for the 40 years of our lives. I concentrate on the starting of young horses in many different disciplines and the behavioral corrections of competing sport horses.  
Barbara Richardson

Barabara Richardson has been of counsel to the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LLP since 2001. During her 30+ years of practice in Palm Beach County, Florida Ms. Richardson has concentrated in the areas of equine law, real estate transactions, title insurance claims defense, and the resolution of boundary, easement and quiet little disputes. Ms. Richardson is an avid equestrienne, having started riding hunters at the age of 46 when her son, Justin, endeavored to learn how to ride. She currently rides dressage inWellington, Florida. 

Dennis Shaughnessy Dennis J. Shaughnessy has been a director of TESSCO Technologies since 1989. TESSCO is a leading supplier for the product and value chain solutions that enable organizations to build, use, maintain and resell wireless voice, data, video, connectivity and control systems, with approximately $530 million in annual revenue. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of FTI Consulting Inc. FTI is a leading global consulting firm with $1.8 billion in revenues with operations in 24 countries and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange with a market cap of approximately $1.6 billion. Mr. Shaughnessy retired as Chairman of FTI effective December 17, 2013.  Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Shaughnessy served as General Partner of Grotech Capital Group, a private equity firm, leading its traditional industry group, managing $1.0 billion in private equity. Prior to joining Grotech, Mr. Shaughnessy had been President and CEO of CRI International, an international petroleum refining service business, which was sold to Shell Oil in 1989.
Charlotte Smith    
Lee Syben    
Ruth Menor, Founder/CPO    
Bill Carter, Chief Executive Officer