Our Board of Directors

Dawn Cofer - Board Chair

Dawn Cofer - Board Chair

Dawn is a Vice President Bank Manager with First Interstate Bank, serving individual, business clients and partners all over the region. Dawn is a native Oregonian whose love of horses and commitment to community service made the Healing Reins Board a natural fit. She is a graduate of the Leadership Bend class of 2014, sits on the First Interstate Bank Commitment to Community committee, and has volunteered in a variety of leadership and support capacities within the Central Oregon Community.

Dawn is married with two grown daughters and a granddaughter and enjoys tending to her menagerie of horses, dogs, goats and chickens. The Cofer family proudly sponsors “Ike”. Dawn is committed to helping Healing Reins sustain its vital programs so that anyone in need can access these life-changing services.

Becky Dorman - Vice Chair

Becky Dorman - Vice Chair

After earning her degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Viterbo University, Becky ventured west to Santa Cruz, California, where she immersed herself in the wine industry, spending over 15 years working in wineries and vineyards globally. Upon moving to Bend in 2011, Becky transitioned her career to the craft beer industry. Her adaptability and diverse background showcase her ability to excel in different fields. Initially attending events and volunteering at Healing Reins, she quickly decided that she wanted to dive in deeper and join the Board. Becky’s creative vision for events and her strong connections in the Bend community are a valuable asset to the Healing Reins community, contributing to the success and impact of their initiatives.

Rachael Schneider - Secretary

Rachael Schneider - Secretary

Rachael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she runs a private practice for mental health services here in Central Oregon. She is devoted to her community; helping people heal from life’s difficulties. She specialized in trauma therapy, employing EMDR and Somatic Experiencing.

Rachael has been involved in equine-assisted therapy since 2005. She is inspired by all that the horses can do to incite recovery of both body and mind. She is thrilled to support to Healing Reins in their mission for our community.

An Alaskan native, Rachael loves the mountains and seasons of central Oregon. When she is not working, she is outdoors with her husband and kiddo. She loves adventuring on horseback, on the boat, or hiking new trails.

Lindsay Calalang - Treasurer

Lindsay Calalang - Treasurer

Lindsay has a background in accounting and graduated from Gonzaga University. She’s worked with all sizes of companies from Boeing to boutique retailers. She was introduced to Healing Reins from a friend who invited her to the Picnic in the Paddock and was impressed with the facilities and team. In her free time she snowboards, mountain bikes and coaches soccer.

Benjamin Becker

Benjamin Becker

Ben is a litigator and trial attorney at Lynch Conger, LLP in Bend, Oregon. Some of his practice areas include business, employment, contract, construction, and education law. Prior to moving to Bend, Ben represented school districts and community colleges before becoming a prosecutor in Klamath County and Crook County.
Once in Bend, Ben found Healing Reins through a close friend, who invited him to attend the annual Diamonds and Dust event. Ben was impressed with Healing Reins’ professionalism, organization and commitment to maintaining its premier center accreditation through PATH International. Ben is committed to helping Healing Reins provide equine-assisted services while staying true to Central Oregon’s historical connection to horses and frontier spirit.

Jim Rozewski

Jim Rozewski

Jim is a principal with Rozewski & Co., Designers, LLC, a Bend-based company specializing in commercial and residential building design, architectural graphics, and fine art. Jim’s professional career spans 30 years with projects ranging from single-family residences, neighborhood developments, multi-family housing, schools and commercial structures.

Jim and his wife Rebecca live at Brasada Ranch and own Kitty, one of Healing Reins’ Healing Herd Team Members. Kitty is a Chestnut Overo Paint horse that has been with Healing Reins since 2018. Like Jim, Kitty has a big personality and a stellar work ethic and Healing Reins is thrilled to have them both working so hard on behalf of the organization.
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Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth grew up in Bend and graduated from Mountain View High School. After earning her Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement at Western Oregon State College, she went to work for the Department of Defense at TRW Space and Defense in Redondo Beach California.  She returned to Bend in 1991, when she accepted a job with the Bend Police Department.  Recently she retired after 30 years of service to the Bend community. During the last 6 years of her service she developed the behavioral health unit – the Community Response Team and along with her specialized police officers, co-responding social worker and Therapy Dog responded to 9-1-1 crisis calls for service.  They also followed up with families and clients when they weren’t in crisis to make sure they were engaged in services. Elizabeth is currently employed as a Student Safety Specialist with the High Desert Education Service District. She and her husband Vance, who retired from DCSO as a Sergeant, live on a small horse property in Bend along with their 2 Therapy Dogs and horse.  Elizabeth has ridden horses for 30 years and competes in 3-day-eventing.

Deanna Eames

Deanna Eames

Deanna moved to Oregon in 2006 and has been embedded in the Central Oregon community professionally, and philanthropically for over eighteen years. Deanna is the Central Oregon Wine and Spirit Specialist for Columbia Distributing. Deanna brings 30+ years of experiential event and many years of nonprofit fundraising experience to her seat on the Healing Reins board. Deanna and her husband Matt live in Redmond, have two rescue dogs (Trixie from Street Dog Hero and Walter) and a African Gray Parrot named Bogie. When she is not working you can find her outside enjoying all the amazing things our beautiful state has to offer. Biking, hiking with the pups, and kayaking are just a few of her favorite things.

Leslie Seidel

Leslie Seidel

Leslie serves as the Firm Administrator at Donahue Law Firm, leveraging her expertise in organizational management. Beyond her professional role, she is deeply committed to her role as a mother to her exceptional 9-year-old son, who navigates the challenges of autism. Introduced to the transformative services provided by Healing Reins at the age of 4, her son continues to thrive under their care.

Witnessing firsthand the invaluable impact Healing Reins has had on her family, Leslie is driven by a profound desire to contribute meaningfully to the organization’s mission. She endeavors to extend the reach of Healing Reins’ services to all individuals who stand to benefit from their therapeutic interventions.

Advisory Board

Marc Redman

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.

Adam Nichols

Adam is the Manager of Database Administration for DealerSocket, a leading automotive industry CRM tool based in Dallas, TX. He has been with the company since 2006 and has worked remotely from Bend since 2013. He’s a founder and volunteer leader of Frontline Families, a community-wide adoptive/foster family support group through Westside Church in Bend. Adam loves to fish the rivers and lakes, taste the craft beers and run the trails of Central Oregon every chance he gets. His wife Dani has been a certified therapeutic horsemanship instructor for over a decade and has been on staff at Healing Reins since 2013.  They have two children through adoption (Adelay and Isaiah) and a small ranch east of Bend. ‘Adam is a passionate supporter of Healing Reins and owns two program’s horses.

Graham Dent

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.

Volunteer at
Healing Reins

It is thanks to our dedicated and hard-working team of volunteers that we are able to provide our participants with the hope and healing they deserve. From preparing for and working in lessons to caring for our beautiful facility, to working behind the scenes doing administrative work, our talented volunteers make our world go round!

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