Eleni Boston, Board President
Eleni Boston is Regional Services Coordinator at the Willamette ESD serving children who are deaf/hard of hearing, vision impaired and/or children with orthopedic impairments. She holds a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education and has her Administrative License through TSPC. Ms. Boston also serves on: Statewide Assessments Accommodations and Modifications Statewide Committee; Deaf/Hard of Hearing Working Group and other similar committees. She is currently the Chairperson for the Early Detection and Hearing Intervention (EDHI) Statewide Advisory Committee. She serves as secretary of the Oregon Family Equestrian Activities as well. (Member since 4/15, Officer since 2017)
Joleen Magill, Vice President
Joleen is a long time resident of the Mid-Willamette Valley. She is an Oregon licensed insurance agent and partner at a local insurance agency. For the last 10 years, she has served on various youth and activity boards. Along with owning a business, Joleen and her husband are raising their four teenage sons. Her community associations are with the Silverton Mat Club, Future Foxes Football, FFA Alumni and Silver Crest Boosters. Joleen’s passion for HART came from her daughter Josie’s involvement in the adaptive riding program. Joleen serves on several board committees. (Member since 2017, Officer 2018)
Myrna Gulick, Secretary/Treasurer
Myrna attended Western Washington State University where she received a BA in Education. She spent 30 years in Human Resources and Management. Myrna and her husband have an established business in Salem. Myrna has also served in leadership with Christian Women’s Club in Salem in the establishment of city wide Bible studies and in leadership with Bible Study Fellowship and as a Sunday school teacher and she is a Salem-Keizer school volunteer. Myrna has a grandson who participates in HART’S adaptive riding program. (Elected 4/15 – 11/2017, 3/2019)
Karen has been involved in the community for over 25 years and has served on many boards including: the City of Lyons Planning Commission since 1977, the State Occupational Therapy Board, the Lyons Fire Department Auxiliary and the Santiam Historical Society. Karen’s daughter has participated in equine therapy for over 25 years and continues today. (Elected in 3/2019)
I am passionate about horses and helping people, so being part of HART is a perfect fit for me. Over the many years I have volunteered I have seen miraculous things happen. There is almost a mystical power horses have to help people whether their needs are physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual. I am so excited to be part of HART. Their vision is to help every individual who has a desire to experience the special love horses give to us, regardless of any physical or financial limitations. How could I not be part of that?!
Mija Paris (Sims)
Mija joined the HART team in May of 2017. Her background includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree from OSU, and 20 years of experience as an accomplished Dressage trainer/instructor. She is also a USDF Bronze medalist. Mija is the current president of the Mid Valley Chapter Oregon Dressage Society.
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