Board of Directors

Eleanor Phipps Price, President

As the owner of a Sonoma County winery and a 2,000-acre, Northern California wild horse sanctuary with more than 200 rescued mustangs and burros, Ellie brings to the Board of Directors business management experience and an extensive knowledge of the issues and challenges of wild horse advocacy and management. Ellie has been a key supporter of the American Wild Horse Campaign for more than six years and is a leader in numerous other charitable and political causes. 

Dustin Brown, Vice President 

Dustin Brown is a Senior Vice President- Financial Advisor RBC Wealth Management in San Francisco. Dustin specializes in socially responsible investing, and is a passionate advocate for animal protection, especially the preservation of America’s mustangs. A Bay Area native, Dustin’s family includes Leroy, a magnificent buckskin mustang born wild in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in Northern California.

Stephanie Zill, Treasurer

Stephanie Zill is a Certified Public Accountant and business manager located in Southern California.  She has over 30 years' experience in accounting in a variety of fields including entertainment, law, and logistics.  Since 2010, Stephanie has had her own practice with a focus on small to mid-sized non-profit organizations.  She has been active on a variety of non-profit boards including Step Up Women's Network, Full Disclosure in Media and the Center for Biological Diversity.

Suzanne Roy, Secretary

Suzanne brings to the Board over 25 years of political, public affairs and animal welfare advocacy. She has worked as a press secretary for local and national political campaigns, a public affairs specialist for a Fortune 500 company, and Director of Communications and Programs for two non-profit animal welfare organizations. From 2008-2014, she served as a member of the Orange County, North Carolina Animal Services Advisory Board, and is currently a board member for the California-based Gray Whale Coalition and an advisor to Montgomery Creek Ranch, a private wild horse sanctuary in northern California. Since 2010, she has worked as the Executive Director of the American Wild Horse Campaign.

William M. Hake, Director

Bill Hake is the regional managing partner of the San Francisco office of Wilson Elser. He is a litigation attorney with national trial counsel, mediation and litigation management experience. For more than 25 years, Bill has taught and lectured at Harvard University School of Law and Stanford University School of Law on trial advocacy and on trial practice, evidence, civil litigation and mediation for the California State Bar Continuing Education Program and for the University of San Francisco School of Law. Bill also taught alternative dispute resolution and mediation for the U.S. Department of Justice and in the federal practice program for the federal court in Northern California. Bill’s legal expertise and negotiating skills are strong contributions to the Board and the work of the American Wild Horse Campaign.

Alicia Goetz, Director 

Alicia Goetz is a former tech CFO and founder of Freedom Reigns Equine Sanctuary, a 3,800-acre refuge in California for wild and domestic horses, most rescued from slaughter.

Kathleen Lewis, Director 

Kathleen Lewis has been involved in every sector of the non-profit community for over 30 years. As a board member, she has chaired and been in leadership of fundraising efforts and campaigns for numerous institutions including Portland Art Museum, Portland Opera, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Cascade Aids Project, and Randall Children’s Hospital. Kathleen has been involved with wildlife rehabilitation and advocacy, working on federal and state wildlife management policy, and to successfully pass legislation to stop the trafficking of parts and products of imperiled wildlife in Oregon. Kathleen is a former retailer who co-owned, operated and sold a high-end luxury home furnishings business.

Joan DaVanzo, Director

Joan E. DaVanzo, Ph.D., M.S.W. is Chief Executive Officer of a health economics and policy consulting firm in the Washington DC metropolitan area. For the last fifteen years, Dobson DaVanzo & Associates has supported both private sector and government clients in understanding the finances of an increasingly complex health care landscape. She briefs policymakers and Hill staff regularly and is directing a five-year Congressionally-mandated evaluation of a Medicare home infusion program for intravenous immunoglobulin. Dr. DaVanzo has been a long-term donor to AWHC and a supporter of wild horses and burros. She currently shares her life with two beautiful mares and an elderly gelding.