Board of Directors

Terri Wheeler

The President

Occupation: Director of Montezuma Housing Authority

Residence: Dolores

Term End Date: June 2022

Jan Rains


Occupation: VP (The Dolores State Bank, Mancos)

Residence: Mancos, CO

Term End Date: September 2022

Dr. Marie Brown-Wagner

 (Past-President) – Director


Residence: Formerly Cortez/Currently Albuquerque, NM

Term End Date: March 2023

Bobbi BlackOccupation: Retired Business Owner
Residence, Mancos, CO, and Chandler, AZ
Term end date: June 2021

Bobbi Black

Bobbi dedicated her life to service. With over 22 years with United Airlines, Bobbie brings invaluable management, customer service, and college instructor expertise. Since 1963, Ms. Black has been involved with LAX Clipped Wings© and served over the years in many roles: Roster Chair, Treasurer, Event Chair, and President.

Bobbi has an incredible passion for people and community. As a golfer herself, for the past 30 years Bobbi has volunteered her time and talent to organize and coordinate Gold Tournaments Fundraiser events benefiting non-profits providing services to people with various life challenges: Medicine Horse Center, Mancos Historic Society Building Fund, Mancos Opera, the Community Center and more.

The Bauer House in Mancos is her primary residence, and Chandler, AZ a second home (Yes, she is a “snowbird”).

Ms. Black is a proud grandmother of 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

Occupation: Librarian
Residence: Mancos, CO
Term end date: June 2022

Bernadette Tuthill

Horses have always been special to me and that is what drew me to MHC and their mission of “Horses helping people”.

Originally from the East Coast, I grew up in Guilford, CT and moved to Mancos in 2014.

I have an associate degree in general studies. My work background before moving to Colorado was in accounting and payroll and as Administrative Assistant at Leila Day Nursery which was founded in 1878 and is the oldest continuing nursery school in the United States.

Summer of 1996, I worked at Yellowstone National Park at Lake Lodge and loved hiking, animal watching and meeting so many diverse people.

My “claim to fame “is My hike descriptions written for the Colorado Mountain Club, published in Best Durango Hikes and Best Telluride Hikes.

Currently I am the circulation manager at the Mancos Public Library and the volunteer secretary at the Mancos Methodist Church. I love interacting with so many people at the library which is “the heart of Mancos”.

As Secretary for the Board, it is a great pleasure to be a part of Medicine Horse.

MICHELE BLACKOccupation: Business owner and former Mayor of the Town of Mancos
Residence: Mancos, CO
Term end date: July 2021

Michele Black

Hi, I’m Michele. I worked for Medicine Horse for a decade or so doing horse care, groundskeeping and maintenance. Now I’m on the Board of Directors. I work part time at the local coffee shop, as I like getting to know the folks in this community and a coffee shop is the perfect place to do that! When left to my own devices I like to travel. I have three states left to see, and I will cross them off this Spring.

Come out and see us sometime. We would love to show you what we’re all about!