Board of Directors

Trudy Beaton

Trudy is a graduate of the UBC program in Occupational and Physical therapy. She has a private practice in Occupational Therapy and has worked locally in private and public healthcare. Trudy’s introduction to Therapeutic Riding was as a volunteer side walker several years ago. She loved the experience but quickly learned how little she knew about horses. She has referred clients in the past and recognize the contribution of therapeutic riding to the wellbeing of clients and families.

Helen Furgale

Helen is a small business development specialist. She is the owner of Bizworks, Business Training and Support. She also managed the Business Futures Self Employment program, assisting over 600 clients to get into business for self. She has served on the Board of Directors of Creative Employment Access Society and Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society and is currently serving as Past Chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Leslie Duran

Leslie is an occupational therapist and an educator who has lived in the Comox Valley since 2001.  She works in community health care, and is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  She completed her doctorate in education in 2017.  Leslie believes strongly in the potential of therapeutic riding to benefit health and wellness.  She is enthusiastic and honoured to serve on the Board of Directors for the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding 

Tina Filippino

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