Our Team

The Folks Behind the Work

Our staff of dedicated professionals, ranging from equine specialists to licensed counselors, keeps our well-oiled machine running smoothly day in and day out. Meet them now.

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Our Staff

Amber Brennan

Director of Business Operations
A Pennsylvania State University graduate with a degree in Business Management, Amber’s worked in retail leadership, and marketing & communications. A CORRAL volunteer since 2013, Amber is very excited to use her gifts and talents to serve CORRAL’s girls. Amber grew up riding and showing horses; she is also fortunate to have two siblings who were adopted through foster care and who have taught her a lot about the transformational change CORRAL seeks in our girls. She enjoys getting to know each of CORRAL’s amazing donors and volunteers and helping them grow in the cause.

Camille Brown

Program Manager
A former CORRAL intern in 2014, Camille quickly fell in love with the girls and CORRAL’s mission. Camille is PATH certified and has a background in therapeutic horseback riding. A North Carolina State University graduate, Camille has a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with a concentration in Program Management and a minor in Nonprofit Studies. It is a blessing for her to participate in changing these girls' lives and she is excited to be with them as they grow and learn.

Lauren Clements

Director of Operations
Having grown up riding and showing hunter/jumpers, Lauren loved showing young horses and horses are a part of her very core. Lauren started teaching lessons at 15 and, three years later – at 18 - began volunteering at CORRAL. A dedicated volunteer, she was at CORRAL every weekend to teach. Six years later, Lauren is in charge of our equine program. A certified Equine Specialist through both OK Corral and Natural Lifemanship, Lauren is trained in Buck Brannaman style Natural Horsemanship and Parelli Natural Horsemanship.

Joy Currey

Founder and President
Joy grew up on a farm around horses and learned to ride at the age of six. Her love for horses led to her participation in 4H throughout her teenage years and a place on the UNC- Chapel Hill Equestrian team. She earned a B.A. in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in School Leadership. After college Joy taught for two years in inner-city Philadelphia through Teach for America and for two years as a founding teacher of a highly successful college preparatory school for disadvantaged youth in Brooklyn. During her time teaching, Joy developed curricula which succeeded in bringing underperforming, middle-school children up two to three grade levels in one year. Most recently, Joy was the director of a large riding school in Raleigh, NC. In this capacity, Joy was responsible for managing a small business grossing revenues over $1M annually and overseeing a herd of 50 horses and 200 students. In 2008, Joy founded The CORRAL Riding Academy based on Christian faith and a desire to better the lives of young girls faced with adversity.

Keanna Capnerhurst, MA, LPC, CSAT

Director of Mental Health Services
Keanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#8257) and earned her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2010. She holds certification from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals as a CSAT. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and works with adolescents, adults, and families. Keanna has been with CORRAL since 2012 and enjoys using experiential therapy with the horses to help the girls learn to have healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Pricsa D'Rozario

Prisca D'Rozario

Volunteer Coordinator
Prisca came to us as a volunteer in 2016 after raising and sending two boys off to college. She graduated with a BA from NYU and her experiences range from the corporate world to owning her own business to being a preschool teacher. Although she has no experience with horses, she was drawn to CORRAL because of her true passion, the girls. The bettering of lives for our children is for her the most important thing we can do as a society and she feels it a privilege to be able to help our volunteers to achieve that goal.

Kelly Ferraro, MS, NCC, LPC

Assistant Mental Health Services
A Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (#6802) in North Carolina since 2007, Kelly graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Community Services. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Counseling from Summit University in Pennsylvania. Kelly has worked in the mental health field for over 16 years, and practiced in a variety of clinical settings, working with adolescents, adults, and families. Most recently, she worked with WakeMed hospital emergency department as a behavior health counselor. While relatively new to Equine Assisted therapy, Kelly was drawn to CORRAL's unique environment and commitment to positive change.

Marinna Jasso

Executive Assistant
Marinna came to CORRAL during the summer of 2012 after returning to Raleigh. Since then, Marinna has served in different roles; she continue to be exhilarated at seeing lives transformed and hope found on the farm. A Lee University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Marinna has experience in human resources and people management. While she has no formal training with horses, Marinna has always been an 'animal person' and knows first-hand the power a bond with an animal can have in a young woman's life and the empowering lessons learned while in the outdoors.

Leanne Nieforth

Equine Manager
A 2016 North Carolina State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Psychology, Leanne has worked with CORRAL since fall 2012 when she began as a volunteer. Leanne loves her time on the farm for a million reasons, but the most important is the ability to witness the horse-human interaction, which she finds both unique and powerful. Leanne wears many hats on the farm from teaching lessons, to grant writing, working with the horses, and researching and tutoring. She enjoys the excitement of the variety of day-to-day situations on the farm and loves working with the girls and sharing the cause with new volunteers.
Neely Monemi

Neely Monemi

Marketing & Communications Manager
Neely’s professional journey began with horse training in her twenties. She has since engaged the corporate, start-up and restaurant marketplace, finding CORRAL just before transitioning to life as an at-home parent in 2011. She held various volunteer roles until finally joining CORRAL’s Communication committee in 2014. This inspired a new professional passion, prompting her decision to pursue a Masters in Communication. With unwavering support from husband Dana and daughter Isabelle, she graduated in May 2017. With Isabelle now off on her own journey - kindergarten! – Neely is excited to come on board and put this refined skill set to work for the girls we serve.
Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Program Administrator
Rachel is a senior at NC State University finishing up her double major in Social Work and Spanish. She grew up riding and showing horses and loves seeing how horses can impact the lives of others. She has been a volunteer and intern at CORRAL for the past couple of years and is excited to continue to see the transformational life change that happens on the farm.
Alison Smitley

Alison Smitley

Creative Manager
Alison is an NC State College of Design graduate with a Bachelor of Graphic Design. She first became involved with CORRAL in 2011 when she learned of their need for a graphic and web design volunteer through her church, Vintage. A friend encouraged her to apply and she got connected soon after. Since then, Alison has helped establish and maintain the CORRAL creative brand. Prior to her design career, Alison taught special education with a focus on autism and verbal behavior therapy, where she witnessed the healing power of equine therapy for some of her students. After serving for six years as a volunteer, Alison joined the staff as CORRAL's creative manager in July 2017.
Edi Ramirez

Edi Ramirez

Program Assistant
Edi is a former CORRAL Riding Academy Participant and CORRAL working student and now a CORRAL staff member! She is a student at Campbell University double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. I have seen CORRAL’s inside as a participant and now I’m seeing how it all gets put together as a staff member. I love being able to having a positive role in the CORRAL girls’ lives just like other staff members have done for me. I am very excited to keep seeing other girls get the help that they need and I am thrilled that I will be a part of making a positive impact in their lives.

Our Leadership

Hannah Lipstone

Chair and Treasurer
Hannah is a federal tax manager in the Raleigh NC office of KPMG, a U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm. She has her BA in Accounting from Lee University and is a licensed CPA since 2009. Her experience includes both partnership and corporate federal and state tax compliance and consulting services, specializing in the private equity industry.
Milo Jasso

Milo Jasso

Vice Chair, Board Member
Milo has 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with various roles in operations, continuous improvement, and strategy. Milo currently serves as the associate director for continuous improvement and learning and development for Merck in Wilson, NC. Milo has a BA in Business Administration and Political Science from Lee University and an MBA from NC State.

Jeff Brooks

Board Member, Past Chair
Jeff brings nearly 20 years of experience in public and media relations, crisis communications, marketing and social media. He is currently employed as regional media spokesperson for Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the nation. Brooks also serves as a communication strategist for the company’s executive leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from N.C. State University.

Rob Currey

Rob began his career in consulting at the Parthenon Group in Boston, MA. Rob continued his work doing financial modeling at private equity firm, Cherokee Investment Partners in Raleigh, NC. Rob earned his MEM in Energy and his MBA at Duke University. He is now a manager for ABB assessing strategy for North America.

Kelly Daughtry

Board Member
Kelly has over 18 years extensive experience in all areas of family law to include pre-martial and post marital agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, child custody, child support, alimony, marital torts, and third party claims.

Maribelle Pardo

Board Member
Maribelle has been serving children in the field of education for the last 25 years in different capacities (teaching, administration, research). Prior to coming to North Carolina, she spent the last 10 years as an elementary principal and worked 22 years in the New York City Department of Education, with a focus on English language learner students and their families, and teacher inquiry to improve student achievement. She is an activist in addressing the inequities children encounter in our society. Her motto is to give voice to the voiceless or those that have been silenced.
Joe Honeycutt

Joe Honeycutt

Board Member
Joe grew up on a horse and cattle farm in the mountains of NC and brings experience and passion for farming to the board of directors. He is an active member of the Cowboy Volunteer team and on the Horse and Farm committee. Joe is also an insurance professional dealing with commercial underwriting and risk management. He is currently employed as an Agency Management Specialist with Selective Insurance Company of America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics/Marketing and an MBA from Appalachian State University.
Neale D'Rozario

Neale D’Rozario

Board Member
Neale D’Rozario has lived in the UK, Australia and the US, has a passion for his family, soccer and mentoring young adults. He has been an IT professional for over 3 decades in industries ranging from Research to Financial Services to Healthcare and more. He currently serves as CIO for RTI International (a not-for-profit research firm in RTP). He is also the founder and president of D’Rozario Consulting Services.
Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

Board Member
Tyler and his wife Kimberly moved to Raleigh in 1997 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at North Carolina State University for 5 years, they felt called to plant a church in downtown Raleigh. Vintage21 Church was planted in the fall of 2002 with a small group of people and currently has 3 locations in the Triangle that meet every Sunday. He serves as Southeast Regional Director for the Acts29 church-planting network, and founded Advance the Church, a cooperative non-denominational movement to help plant and revitalize local churches. Aside from pastoring and leading, he is currently studying for an MDiv at Gordon Conwell. Tyler and Kimberly have three little ones: Ellia, Lyla, and Lincoln.

Our Partners

Collaboration is critical in our line of work and what we do would not be possible without both our corporate and referral partners. Thank you!

Referral Partners

Wake County Human Services
Capital Area Teen Court
NC Department of Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Court counselors
Wake County Public Schools
Local police departments
Mental health professionals

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