John Catlett and Jacqueline Kangley Join High Hopes' Board of Trustees

Old Lyme, CT – High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, one of the oldest and largest therapeutic riding centers in the United States, recently elected two new members to its Board of Trustees. John Catlett, and Jacqueline Kangley, both of Hadlyme, were voted into office at High Hopes’ 41st Annual Meeting in late October.  
John Catlett spent 26 years with global consulting firm Accenture before retiring as a senior partner. In that role, he focused on the pharmaceutical industry specializing in Research and Development and Supply Chain. Catlett first became aware of High Hopes when his daughters attended summer camp and then later served as volunteer with the organization. He earned a degree from Drew University and holds an MBA from Lehigh University.  
Jacqueline Kangley is the owner/designer of Jacqueline Kangley Handbags, as well as oversees product development and online marketing and sales for Amelie Michel French Table Linens. She began volunteering at High Hopes 15 years ago in the therapeutic riding program. She serves on the organization’s Fund Development Committee, as well as co-chaired events such as concerts, auctions, decor and marketing benefit committees. Kangley is a graduate of the Hotchkiss School and Dartmouth College.
“John and Jaqueline are wonderful additions to our Board of Trustees,” said Kitty Stalsburg, High Hopes’ Executive Director.  “Their management experience and extensive knowledge of our work to improve the lives of those with disabilities makes them a tremendous asset to High Hopes.”  
High Hopes Board of Trustees also includes its newly elected officers, Chair Barbara Ballard, Odyssey Enterprises; Vice Chair Jane Bolles, Saybrook Country Barn; Secretary Margaret (Mac) Mummert,VCA Companion Animal Hospitals; and Treasurer Deborah Welles, CPA. Other Trustees are Vice Chair Development Jeffrey Ridgway, Caulfield & Ridgway; Sarah Hill Canning, Williams/Mystic (Retired); Laura Giordano, Travelers Insurance; Cheryl Kelly Heffernan, Trails End Barn; James M. Childs, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty; James Scott Douglas, Dancker Sellew & Douglas; Jeb N. Embree, Essex Financial Services (Retired); John C. Evans, Xplore Productions/Essex Television Group; Andrew L. Russell, Hall Communications; Seymour Smith, U.S. Navy/Connecticut Bank & Trust Company (Retired); and Barbara Willkens, Dominion. 
To learn more about High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, visit, call 860.434.1974, follow us on Facebook at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and Twitter @HighHopesTR.
High Hopes is one of the oldest and largest therapeutic riding centers in the United States, operating since 1974 and accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH Intl.) since 1979.  High Hopes is committed to providing the highest quality service to all who might benefit, regardless of their financial means.