Dr. Jim Orsini is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Connecticut and his D.V.M. from Cornell University.
Originally from New York, Herb Moelis graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1953. He then earned a Law degree and graduate degree (LL.M) in Taxation from New York University Law School in 1956.
Dr. Kathleen M. Anderson grew up in western Canada and received her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. Actively involved with horses from childhood, she has worked in all facets of the equine industry and started practice in 1986 under the watchful eye of long-time U.S. Equestrian Team veterinarian Dr. A. Martin Simensen in South Hamilton, MA. In 1993, after the birth of her first child, Dr. Anderson settled at Fair Hill Training Center (“FHTC”) and has actively contributed to the continued success and upgrades at FHTC. In December of 2015, Dr. Anderson was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Now a mother of two, Dr. Anderson is active in many professional roles within the equine industry but her number one interest remains providing excellence in equine veterinary care.
Originally from Long Island, N.Y. Kathleen Crompton moved to Virginia in the 1950’s and became deeply involved in the horse world, with a respect and lifestyle that has remained with her throughout her life. Her father, Rigan Mckinney, is a member of the steeplechase Hall of Fame and her mother, Jean, was a well-known show ring rider giving her all the ingredients to foster her love of horses and riding herself.
In the 1970’s Crompton bought her first broodmare with partner, Marshall Jenney and did well with several other mares they had together, selling the offspring at various sales. Crompton also owned a few racehorses, the most successful being “A Little Luck,” a Grade II winner on the grass.
Crompton became active in equine fundraising and philanthropy when friends Herb and Ellen Moelis started a 501 (c)(3) called Thoroughbred Charities of America, which grew to become the largest equine charity in the industry. TERF, which grew out of the work with Thoroughbred Charities of America, was a natural transition for Crompton, as she became interested narrowing the fundraising focus on equine education and research. Crompton is now a board member of TERF.
Trustees and Cherry Knoll Farm
Margaret H. Duprey and her husband Bob own and operate Cherry Knoll Farm Inc. in Wellington, FLA and West Grove, PA. These equestrian centers are the home of dressage, open jumpers, steeplechase and hunter competition horses, as well as prize winning Black Angus cattle. Most recently, two of Cherry Knoll Farm’s best competed for the 2012 London Olympics in the open jumping and dressage groups - one being named the alternate for the dressage competition.
Trustee and Lael Stable
Gretchen Jackson began riding at age three. She fox-hunted mainly with Huntingdon Valley as a child, and then Pickering, Radnor, and Andrews Bridge. The Jacksons' Lael Stable has been breeding thoroughbreds since 1978.
Trustee and Candyland Farm
Ellen Moelis is from New York and originally pursued a career in modeling. She graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling. Shortly after graduation Ellen decided to pursue a business career and joined Allison Management Corporation.
Born to be around horses, Antoinette, best known as Toni, spent every opportunity to ride, work and care for horses. A Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut with a major in Animal Science furthered her passion and intellectual love of horses and the goal of providing a better life for our equine friends. Toni worked for veterinarians, small and large animal, as an assistant in busy practices in New York State and Connecticut before marrying her husband Jim.
Moving from Cornell with her husband, a veterinarian and currently a faculty member in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Toni’s volunteer efforts focused on the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and PennVet’s an ‘Evening in Saratoga.’ Toni helped raise $100 of thousands of dollars for the New Bolton Center campus of the University of Pennsylvania with both volunteer efforts.
During her free time Toni loves the feel and enjoyment of a good book, gardening, saving the environment and showing her champion Labrador Retriever, Cabo. Toni brings to the TERF her fund raising experience and the understanding of the requirements needed for successful philanthropy.
Scott E. Palmer, VMD, is the New York State Equine Medical Director and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences at Cornell University. Dr. Palmer is a renowned veterinarian from New Jersey with more than three decades of experience in providing medical and surgical care for horses. As the New York State Equine Medical Director, Dr. Palmer oversees the health and safety of horses at all New York State Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks.
Dr. Palmer is a Past President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners. He serves on the Racing Medication Testing Consortium’s Scientific Advisory Committee and is a trustee of the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). He serves on the advisory board of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. He is a Co-Chairman of the Opportunity Scholarship Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey Equine Practitioners Veterinarian of the Year award, as well as a recipient of the AAEP President’s Award in 2009 and the AAEP Distinguished Service Award in 2010.
Dr. Palmer’s research focus is the identification of modifiable risk factors and development of intervention strategies for catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses.
Trustee and Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting
Dan Rosenberg is the President/Owner of Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting. Dan previously served as president and CEO of Three Chimneys Farm, home to such names as Smarty Jones and Seattle Slew.