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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 Preservation Campaign for more than six years and is a leader in numerous other charitable and political causes. 

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 Director of the American Wild Horse Preservation 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 Preservation Campaign.

Virginie Parant

Virginie L. Parant is a transactional attorney whose practice encompasses all aspects of the entertainment and tech industries, including content and technology licensing, intellectual property management, joint ventures and other business transactions. In addition to her law practice, Virginie is actively involved with wild horse protection issues. She is pro-bono counsel for Return to Freedom and is a co-founder of the American Wild Horse Preservation campaign, for which she built a coalition of national organizations representing over 10 million supporters. 

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown is a Bay Area financial and wealth maangement consultant and a managing partner with Stableford Capitol LLC. Dustin is a passionate advocate for mustangs and is proud to include as part of his family Leroy, a magnificent buckskin mustang born wild in the Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in Northern California.