Marc has been a member of Healing Reins board since 2015, when he returned to the Pacific Northwest after many years in the Midwest / East Coast working in leadership roles with the U.S. Army, Lucent Technologies and, most recently, Siemens Healthineers. He grew up in Eastern Washington and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his graduate degrees (Masters of Engineering Management – McCormick, Masters of Business Administration - Kellogg) from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Marc is currently working on several start-up entrepreneurial opportunities in the outdoor industry while supporting the local community, serving serval years as board chair with Healing Reins and as a volunteer with the Deschutes County Search & Rescue team.
Barbara Newman, MD
Barbara Newman is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, who is the Medical Director of Outpatient OB/GYN Services in Redmond for St. Charles Medical Group. She was the senior partner in a six-member OB/Gyn practice in California for 26 years and has had a home in Central Oregon for 15 years. Appreciation for community service and organization arose from her active-duty military service as an Army physician, both in the United States and Korea. As a horse owner and sponsor of “Axel,” Barbara believes in the unspoken bonds that develop between horse and rider, as well as the unique relationships which make Healing Reins’ programs so important to the well-being of its riders, instructors, and volunteers.
Graham is a commercial real estate broker with Compass Commercial Real Estate Services, serving clients and partners all over Central Oregon. Graham’s work engages him in the activities of the local government and private sectors making him an important advocate for Healing Reins in the community. Although Graham is an Oregon native, he earned his BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and spent more than 12 years of his career in Seattle working for one of the largest real estate investment advisory firms in the world. He relocated to Bend in 2013 to realize his dream of raising his family in Central Oregon and hasn’t looked back! He is excited about the opportunity to serve on this local non-profit board whose mission is to directly serve those in its community. He was drawn to Healing Reins because of its unique mission to heal people with horses; a simple but powerful purpose that people can instinctively understand even without experiencing it.