The Wilderwood Board and Committee Members

The people at the helm of Wilderwood Equine Therapy and Rescue!

Amanda Garcia

President
Ms. Garcia is the Chief Administrative Officer of Sheehan and Sheehan Attorneys. She is currently the Director of the New Mexico Association of Legal Administrators. She is passionate about the art of dance, loves dogs and animals, and is very active in the community.

Jayme Ogden

Vice-President
Ms. Ogden is a realtor and is very active and involved in her community. She is a dog owner and animal lover. She has traveled the world with her husband and brings compassion, knowledge, and experience to Wilderwood.

Dr. Rebecca Evanko

Executive Director and Curriculum Committee Chair
Secretary and Treasurer
Dr. Evanko is autistic and a horsewoman with a penchant for endurance riding. She is a former university faculty member and Academic Dean, a business owner, and writer.  Her Ph.D is in cognitive linguistics, an interdisciplinary combination of psychology and philosophy.

Linda Stover

Board Member
Ms. Stover is currently the Bernalillo County Clerk. She is a former Executive Director of the New Mexico Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. She brings to the Board, enthusiasm, drive, a wealth of experience and knowledge of non-profit organizations, and service to the community.

Judith Valade

Board Member and Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair
Professor Valade is a retired college Professor of Developmental Education. She has extensive experience in writing and teaching curriculum and was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Educator by the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education. Judith has a lifelong passion for helping others, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

Dr. Mark Evanko

Medical Committee Chair
Dr. Evanko is an osteopathic family physician, business owner, horseman, inventor, and dressage rider. His osteopathic specialty imbues his practice of medicine with a deep understanding of physical movement that, along with his knowledge of horses and the equine psyche, brings unique depth and perspective to the activities and programs of Wilderwood.