PEGASUS SPECIAL RIDERS
Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Oregon, IL (815) 973-3177
It's More Than Just A Ride
Board of Directors
No Hour Of Life Spent In The Saddle Is Wasted
We are fortunate to have a large panel of board members that work to ensure that our organization is able to meet its mission. The passion, hard work and love that our board members and volunteers give to the program are the reasons Pegasus Special Riders exists today.
Donna Fellows - Board President
Donna has been involved with not only the arts in this area, but also involved with organizations that help children. She and her husband have been foster parents in both IL and IA.
She has been on the board of the Rockford Art Museum Auxiliary, the Rockford Symphony Auxiliary board, the board of the Chicago Hearing Society, American Red Cross - Rockford Chapter, and the Rock River Center in Ogle County. She served as CASA-GAL in Winnebago County for 10 yrs and as a CASA board member in the 15th Judicial District of IL.
She & three other ladies re-established Pegasus in 1996. She oversaw the purchase & development of the land and the therapeutic horseback riding program.
Karen Lyon - Board Member
Karen Lyons of Rochelle, IL is new to Pegasus this year. She is excited to combine her love of education, children and horses. Karen has recently retired after more than 25 years teaching French and Spanish in Paw Paw and Dixon.
She is both a volunteer (on Mondays and Wednesdays) and a new board member. Karen is also learning to ride herself. She looks forward to working with the other volunteers and all of our riders.
Kathy Pfeiffer - Board Member
I returned to the Pegasus Board in January of this year and am proud to be involved with this group of dedicated and caring people who are making such a difference in the lives of the individuals served by this facility.
I love spending time with my family, especially my five grandchildren. I am a very active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle - volunteering as a pre-school / kindergarten Catechist, receptionist, organist, Meals on Wheels driver, and member of Pastoral Council. I am also involved in the Rochelle community with organizations such as HOPE Chest, Rochelle Community Hospital Auxiliary, and Ogle County 4-H Foundation.
Vanessa White-Broome - Board Member
We at Pegasus are pleased to welcome new board member Vanessa White-Broome of Ashton, IL. Vanessa brings a wealth of experience to our organization. Her expertise includes managing, supervising, and training personnel and volunteers. She has a vast familiarity with fund-raising, grant writing, and public relations. She also brings knowledge of community resources and community networking.
Her volunteering efforts include hospice, PADS, and CASA. She and her husband Michael enjoy their children and grandchildren. Luckily for Pegasus, Vanessa's favorite hobby is volunteering! Welcome, Vanessa.
Nancy Reed - Treasurer
Nancy lives with her husband and daughters in the Rochelle area. She has worked 30+ years in the banking industry and currently hold the position of Auditor at First National Bank of Rochelle.
She has an Appaloosa horse named, TGI Friday Nite (Friday for short); and an Arabian Quarter horse named Majestic's Delight (Nick). Other pets in her home include a dog, Eve, and a cat, Bert.
She serves on the Executive Board of Pegasus Special Riders where she holds the Office of Treasurer. She has always felt the need to give back to the community through volunteering and enjoys working with this worthwhile and beneficial organization.
Rosemary Muldowney - Secretary
Rosemary has been a resident of Byron, IL since 2000, having lived her entire life in Rockford prior to that time. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Thomas, since 1972. They feel the greatest blessings in their lives are their four children, three sons-in-law and six amazing grandchildren.
Rosemary retired in 2005 and has devoted a great deal of her time enjoying and babysitting her grandchildren. Her family is the center of her life. Tom and Rosemary love entertaining and hosting big and small family functions at their home. They have also been able to find more time to travel and are enjoying exploring different parts of the world.
She has been a member of the Pegasus board for several years and is honored to contribute whatever needs arise for the organization.
Kyle Kissack - Board Member
Kyle has been serving the Pegasus program since the 2007 riding season. He can be seen volunteering in the arena or on the board of directors.
He is instrumental in shaping the lives of our areas young people as a local educator at Rochelle Township High School.
His daughter, Bryn Kissack, a Pegasus rider, along with his family, are staples at Pegasus and can be seen at the barn most Mondays. The Pegasus Sensory Trail is also dedicated in the memory of Kyle's father, Jeff Kissack.
Jason Bergeron - Board Member
Jason is a resident of Rochelle, IL where he has served with the Rochelle Police Department for 16+ years. He has been Police Sargent for the last 10 years.
Jason enjoys riding his motorcycle with his wife, Maya. He is a member of the Rockford Public Guardians.
Jason has been involved on the Pegasus Board of Directors for over three years and we are delighted to have him as part of our team.
Pegasus Special Riders
6668 S. Carthage Rd.
P.O. Box 293
Oregon, IL 61061
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm