Louisa Bartok, Community Outreach & Marketing
Louisa manages the community outreach efforts for Mane Stream, while also handling the marketing efforts for the organization. She brings to Mane Stream extensive expertise in non-profit administration, focused mainly in the areas of volunteer coordinator, marketing, and development.
After growing up on a horse farm in Hunterdon County with many years spent riding bareback and trail riding, Louisa graduated from Hollins University and continues to keep up with industry trends through online courses. Louisa has been enjoying the sport of curling for 25 years, having competed for many years and represented the East Coast Region at the 2002 National Competition. Now she spends her vacation time participating in Bonspiels throughout Europe and North America.
Denise Cooke, Communications Coordinator
Denise maintains donor information and assists with fundraising activities, provides the staff with software and technical support and deals with technical issues for the organization, and researches grant opportunities.
Denise came to Mane Stream in 2004 after her daughter, Ashley, began riding here. She volunteered for a year and then started working in the office. She has a MA in Educational Psychology and taught special education in Bridgewater before moving to AT&T where she worked in programming and systems management.
Denise loves reading and had lived in Whitehouse Station with her family for 25 years.
Pat Richter, Interim Development Director
Pat is temporarily helping Mane Stream on a part-time basis with their overall revenue raising strategies and researching potential institutional funders.
With over 30 years in the nonprofit sector and 15 years as a consultant, Pat has worked with both large and small organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, proposal writing, organizational assessment, interim management, and writing/editing.
She is a faculty member of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management in New York City, a professional coach, an adaptive riding volunteer, and a certified chair yoga instructor.