Bill Johnson was President of the Board from 1996-2014 and will always remain our honorary President for no one can take his place. He taught us to be tough, have some fun and go out there and make a difference. We will never forget you SOB...you'll live on forever in our minds and hearts. Your ED Family loves you.
Rick Mason, B. S., is Board President. He is a PATH, Intl. Registered Instructor and Mentor. He has a degree in cell biology from Benedictine University.
Rick L. Law, Esq. is Board Vice President. He is the lead partner for Law ElderLaw, LLP, which serves seniors and those who love them in the Chicago metropolitan area.
He has been a featured presenter at national conferences of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and at numerous professional and public seminars throughout Illinois. He was selected as a “Leading Lawyer” in elder law for both 2009 and 2010 by the Leading Lawyer Network. Other memberships include the Special Needs Alliance and Joni & Friends Chicago, a ministry to the disabled. Mr. Law is the founder of the Veteran’s Benefits Institute. A graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law, Mr. Law has focused his practice on elder law, which includes taxation, estate protection, disability, Medicaid, VA benefits, and guardianships.
“I will protect the people, causes and things that are important to me now, and in the future. I will do this by acting now to do whatever I can to make sure that the charities and ministries that are important to me go on after my death.”
Like you, I am committed to Equine Dreams, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Ever since I was a boy and played with my cousin, Randy, I have been very sensitive to the needs of those who have special needs. Randy and I loved each other. No one ever gave my Aunt Betty or anyone else a name for what caused Randy’s neurological damage, but it led to his early death at 22. When I see the kids and adults that are served by Equine Dreams, Inc., I think of Randy. Your reason for being involved with Equine Dreams is different, but you love this ministry and you love those who are served here.
After your death, if you were able to look back to see what you left, what would you like to see? If Equine Dreams, Inc. is a ministry/charity/program that you wish to endure, please let us help you to consider how to include Equine Dreams in your estate plan. We/I will be happy to work with you and your preferred legal and financial counselor to develop the legacy gift that honors you, your loved ones, and your memory.
As a member of the board, I can contribute my time and expertise to assist you and your advisors to help you to help those who find such joy and rehabilitation at Equine Dreams, Inc.
Rick L. Law, Lead Attorney, Law ElderLaw & Estate Planning Center
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Windy Kopecky, M.A., CCC-A is Board Secretary and Treasurer. She is a licensed Audiologist.
She is a PATH Intl. Registered Head Instructor, Mentor for the program, and grant writer.
Father David Peck is a Board Member. He is the Pastor of St. John Neumann Church, St. Charles, Illinois. He also serves as spiritual director for Equestrian Order of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher, St. Joseph & Sons, and Legatus. He is a board member of Priest Wellness and serves as chaplain for the police and fire departments of St. Charles, as well as a board member of St. Edward and St. Patrick’s Schools. To learn more about Father Peck, click HERE.
Adam Porter is an Emeritus Board Member for Equine Dreams.
Tony Hyler is Senior Development Director for Equine Dreams, focusing in on Equine Dreams' long-term needs. Tony is an Assist. Chaplain for the St. Charles Fire Department, and also supports the Police Department. Tony started a small business in 2000, which grew to 60 employees. He now serves on the Board of Directors for five Not-For-Profit groups/facilities, and two companies. He has been married for 25 years, and is the father of four. His life is dedicated For The Greater Glory of God.
Mike Hale, Senior Director, is Sr. Vice President at Parallax Capital, an investment firm. Mike has over 30 years of experience in various staff and management positions. Mike currently serves as CEO for Fox Technologies, a Parallax portfolio company. Mike is an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles, Il as well as a Board member of the Rockford/St. Charles Legatus Chapters.