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

Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer

Manager of Mental Health Services
Heather earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in 2010 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#9391). She is a NC Child Treatment Program trained provider in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). Heather has worked in a variety of clinical settings with adolescents and families. She joined CORRAL in the summer of 2018 and looks forward to continuing to use experiential therapy with the horses to help the girls learn to have healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Camille Brown

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

Lauren Clements

Program Director
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

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.
Prisca D'Rozario

Prisca D'Rozario

Volunteer Manager
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.
Neely Monemi

Neely Monemi

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.

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.
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.
Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Program Administrator
Rachel is a graduate of NC State University, where she obtained Bachelor's Degrees in both 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.
Neyra Toledo-Osorio

Neyra Toledo-Osorio

Director of Corporate Operations
Neyra, a Puerto Rico native, is a non-profit professional with over 9 years experience with leading and facilitating learning and organizational re-design processes in areas related to strategic planning, team management, leadership, innovation, fundraising, sustainability, social media marketing, public relations, and BOD development. Neyra earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in 2007 and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Social Community Psychology from the same university. Neyra’s greatest passion is human connectedness and enjoying life to the fullest. True to her roots, she has a passion for music, dancing, running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Her two nieces are the loves of her life and motivate her to envision and work towards a better future for upcoming generations. Neyra looks forward to the opportunity to contribute with CORRAL's mission and be a part of making positive transformational change. Seguimos... (Always Forward!)

Our Leadership

Hannah Lipstone

Hannah Lipstone

CORRAL Chairman of the Board
Hannah is a senior manager in KPMG’s Asset Management Tax Practice with over ten years of tax compliance and consulting experience. She has a strong background in partnership taxation, with heavy emphasis in Alternative Investments. Hannah’s current and past clients include some of the leading companies in the private equity and venture capital industry. She has her BA in Accounting from Lee University and is a licensed CPA since 2009.
Milo Jasso

Milo Jasso

Board Member
Milo has over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with various roles in operations, continuous improvement, and strategy. Milo currently serves as a global product manager in biologics supporting supply chain strategy and operations. Milo has a BA in Business Administration and Political Science from Lee University and an MBA from NC State. Milo was introduced to CORRAL in 2012 when his Marinna joined the staff, and Milo volunteered around the farm since then before joining the board in 2015.
Jeff Brooks

Jeff Brooks

Past Chair, Board Member
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 NC State University.

Jennifer Castillo

Parent of CORRAL girl & Board Member
Jennifer enjoys learning with and serving her community and is especially passionate about issues of diversity and equity as well as utilizing education as a transformative tool for social change. She has worked for several universities as well as youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin and Raleigh, NC. The common thread in all her work is how much she enjoys helping marginalized learners recognize their unique gifts and helping them apply those gifts by working with others to address systemic inequities and improve their respective communities. Jennifer has her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Master’s in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is looking forward to graduating with her Master’s in Social Work this May from NC State University. Most importantly, she is a proud parent of a young woman that’s been blessed to be a part of the CORRAL community since 2015.

Rob Currey

Co-founder, Board Secretary
Rob is the CFO of a environmental services company with meaningful professional experience in the energy/environmental business ranging from seed-stage-startups to multinational corporations. Rob has substantive experience in finance and corporate strategy. Rob also has experience in the non-profit sector, as co-founder of CORRAL and as the former President of The ABB Foundation (US corporate donor). Rob earned a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) degree and a MBA at Duke University graduate school. He is the (lucky) husband of Joy, and the (proud) father of June Louise (7) and Mac (5).
Neale D’Rozario

Neale D’Rozario

Treasurer
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 recently retired from his role 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.

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.
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 NC State University for 5 years, they felt called to plant a church in downtown Raleigh. Vintage Church (formerly Vintage21) 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.

Dan Michael

Board Member
Dan, with his wife Vicki, moved to Cary 4 years ago to be with their 2 daughters and 5 grandsons. They also have a son and 4 grandkids in Corpus Christi, TX. He has had 40 years of experience as a marketing executive and leadership consultant. That included 30 years with IBM in management consulting where he was one of the developers of IBM's next generation management development program. He holds a patent for an Internet-based application in that area. After IBM he had a management consulting practice working with small business owners to build successful businesses ranging from $1–40 million in sales. Most importantly he worked on business leadership applying Biblical principles.

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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