Meet our Board of Trustees
The Caring Corral is organized exclusively for therapeutic purposes and life enrichment for those in need. The Board's soul focus is set on making positive changes in the lives of people with special needs, Military Veterans and Youth in Northeast Ohio.
Originally from Lorain, Ohio, Brenda Love is a local Cleveland radio and television personality. Over the last few years, Brenda's love of animals brought her to a local horse rescue, where she worked tirelessly to raise money to save and rehabilitate many horses. Making the connection between the therapeutic benefits of horse therapy and garden therapy, Brenda wanted to extend her reach and make a difference in the lives of those who could benefit most from this kind of interaction. In 2014, she established The Caring Corral, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on equine therapy.
Equine Program Director
Wright State University:
Rehabilitation Services Bachelors of Science degree
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Therapeutic Horsemanship Degree ~ Bachelors of Arts
University of Phoenix:
Masters in Teacher Leadership
Experience: Jennifer has extensive experience in start-up Therapeutic Horsemanship Programs for over 12 years in the Cuyahoga, Medina, and Lorain counties. All programs that Jennifer started are currently up and running and in optimal operation. Jennifer considers herself as a sub-contractor and her compassion is to help people in the surrounding communities to achieve skills that they can use at work or within the community.
"I have witness with my very own eyes how horses provide physical strength and emotionally uplift many children and adults over the years. Horses can be healing and motivate people to improve their lives."
There is also scientific research that proves Veterans with PTSD benefit tremendously from the interactions with horses.
Jennifer Stankiewicz is a Registered Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor since 2005.