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 | 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.
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 | Retired
I am excited to join Savannah Station as a board member and as a class volunteer. I am a retired operating room supervisor and serve as a nurse during a summer session at Kanakuk Christian Sports Camp in Branson, MO. I'm an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon and an active Master Gardener in the Canadian County Chapter. My hobbies are cooking, gardening, and traveling. I have been married to my best friend, Butch Hensley, for 47 years. We have two beautiful daughters and two amazing grandchildren. Our youngest daughter competes as an equestrian hunter jumper. We travel with her to shows. I am the mom of the best horse on the Savannah Station healing team, Van Gough. Rhonda and her husband live in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Member | Geologist,
Dave and his wife Patricia have been involved with Savannah Station since 2013 as active Volunteers. Dave grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Oklahoma in 1980 and was employed in the Energy Business for over 40 years as a Geologist/Executive for Marathon Oil and Ward Energy Companies. Dave is involved in several charitable activities and programs in Oklahoma and Wisconsin including serving on the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin – River Falls Foundation to Chairman of the Administrative Council of the Mustang United Methodist Church. Dave and his wife Patricia have 3 Children and 6 Grandchildren.
Dave lives in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Ken is the owner of Archery Traditions, an indoor range and pro-shop located in Yukon. He serves on the Yukon Chamber of Commerce board and is very involved in the community where he supports several non-profit organizations that help those in need. Ken is a proud Navy veteran. Throughout his life, he has been very involved in various ministries. Ken served in the Royal Rangers organization for over 20 years from the local level up to and including the national staff for 6 years. He has served as a conference Men's Ministries director and as a church administrator. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Brenda, for 44 years. He has two lovely daughters and three wonderful grandchildren.
Ken lives in Yukon, Oklahoma.