Board of Directors
Savannah Station Therapeutic Riding Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2013. Our Board of Directors volunteer their time acting as advisors and advocates, providing sound governance ensuring that the mission of Savannah Station TRP is carried out with the utmost transparency and proper allocation of funds. Our board’s wide variety of experience in business, education and finance assists us in securing contributions and support on behalf of the organization. This support allows us to continue to serve our large service area with the highest standards well into the future.
Chairman | Rancher and Professional Auctioneer
Tomas Manske grew up on a farm and ranch in Northwest Oklahoma raising cattle and cereal grain crops and helping with the family auction business. After college, he continued a career in different levels of education from teaching high school and as a 4-H youth educator to serving in leadership roles in non-profit youth organizations. With the majority of his tenure being in the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service for 24 years. He also has experience working with volunteers, foundations and other non-profit organizations, and enjoys incorporating technology to streamline processes and outcomes. Tom currently works as the Agricultural Technology Specialist for the NASNTI Grant at Redlands Community College and was recently elected as a Canadian County Commissioner. Tom lives in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Vice Chairman | Vice President of Compliance & Risk, WEOKIE Federal Credit Union
Jeff has served on the Board of Savannah Station on and off since it was formed in 2013 and is currently serving in his second term as Vice Chairman. He represents participating families on the Board as his daughter, Lindsey is a participant in the program. He has been employed with WEOKIE Federal Credit Union since 1995. He also volunteers a great deal of his time to Special Olympics Oklahoma. Jeff lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Secretary | Bohannan Insurance professional and business owner
Niki is a native to the Yukon community, and she firmly believes in giving back to the places that she cherishes. She is a local business owner, works for a local insurance company, and has children that are very active in the community. Niki grew up around horses and her middle daughter shares that passion and also volunteers at Savannah Station. For the Fanning family, Savannah Station fits with their passions and is a great way to give back to the community. Niki lives in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Treasurer | Controller and Corporate Secretary, Hall Capital LLC
Nikki joined the Savannah Station board in 2022. She is a CPA and was honored as an Oklahoma Society of CPAs Trailblazer Award winner in 2022. She and her husband Adam have one son, Jace. Nikki’s favorite things are spending time with her family, fishing, and all things OSU. Nikki lives in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Member | Chief Financial Officer,
El Reno Public Schools
Julie has been in education 27 years. She oversees the district Federal Programs. She has been a member of the El Reno Wranglers for 25 years. She is married to Craig Huber and has two daughters; Catherine and Caroline. She enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horse. Julie lives in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Member | Retired, Writer, Speaker, Presenter, Impact Lifestyle Ministries
Davidene, the eldest of four children, grew up in California, Colorado and Oklahoma. She and her husband, Kent, met in high school and married in college. They have three children and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She and Kent were in business and ministry together until his death in 2013. They wrote 17 books and were presenters in 15 countries. Davidene loves nature, animals, walking, reading and traveling. But her greatest loves are God and family. Davidene lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Member | Office Manager,
Canadian County Water Authority
Michelle has been active in business and community for many years, serving on the Patriot Project Fundraising Committee of Southwest Covenant School for nine years.
Member | Licensed Professional Counselor, Burke Haven Group
Sandra lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Member | Geologist,
Member | Attorney,
Oklahoma Disability Law Center
Joy is the youngest of three children. Her older sister was born with developmental disabilities
and passed away when she was just ten years old. This impacted Joy’s life and instilled in her a
heart for individuals with disabilities at an early age. That heart for individuals with disabilities
carried over into her professional life as a lawyer many years later.
Joy’s father was an avid horse lover and ingrained in her a love of horses at a very young age.
She and her father bred and raised a foal together when she was in her early teen years. Joy
understands first hand the therapeutic impact horses can have on a person. God and her family,
along with the horse she and her father raised, helped her cope when her father passed
unexpectedly when she was thirteen.
Joy is a lawyer and currently serves as the Director of Investigation and Monitoring at the
Oklahoma Disability Law Center (ODLC). ODLC is Oklahoma’s federally funded Protection
and Advocacy System (P&A) for individuals with disabilities. Since October 2000, Joy has
represented both adults and children with disabilities before State, Federal, and Administrative
Agencies and Courts. Through her zealous advocacy, Joy has successfully handled disability
discrimination cases, Special Education cases and has obtained necessary medical devices and
services from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA).
God intertwined Joy’s love of horses and heart for serving individuals with disabilities when she
and her husband, Dale, began volunteering with Savannah Station in January, 2022. Joy and her
husband live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.