Foundation Board of Directors

Tom Crowley

Tom Crowley

Tom Crowley, an APHA lifetime member, oversees all operations of Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Health Care Center and Saint Elizabeth’s Community Development Foundation. He is a seasoned fundraiser and grant writer. A breeder and trainer of state, national and world champion Paints and Quarter Horses, he has also been a horse show judge since 1977, holding cards with APHA, AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, NSBA, ApHC and more. He has been an APHF Board member since 2015.


VP & Capital Campaign Chair
Marylyn Caliendo

Marylyn Caliendo, also an APHA lifetime member, was born and raised in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. She and her husband, Paul, relocated to Lake Oswego, Oregon in 2004. She has shown and bred horses for over 20 years , starting with the Appaloosa Horse Club and moving to APHA. She has had many World and Reserve World Champions in both breeds. The couple has a corporation—Preferred Medical Claim Solutions—based in Scottsdale, but with some employees based in Texas. They support the local clubs and both World Championship Shows and are involved in a variety of charities, raising donations and obtaining sponsors. The couple has four children and four grandchildren. She started her first APHF Board term in 2016.


Kelly Boles-Chapman

Lifetime member Kelly Boles Chapman brings a wealth of foundation, grant and fundraising experience to the Board. A national director for APHA and AQHA, she is an approved judge for these and several other equine organizations. In other volunteer roles, she is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, trustee for the Michigan Youth Scholarship Fund, and trustee for the Pennfield Schools Educational Foundation. Kelly also serves as Senior Consultant and lead on the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s community leadership projects and initiatives. A Battle Creek native, Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech. Her term with the APHF Board started in 2016.


Suzonne Franks

Suzonne, along with her husband, Billy, operate Three Nails Ranch which is both a quality halter breeding business as well as a whitetail breeding and hunting ranch in Cisco, Texas. She is an accomplished exhibitor, showing her mare, Marabella, to a 2015 APHA Reserve World Championship. Also in 2015, their stallion, Kid Coolsified, became the AQHA halter industry’s first $1 million sire. An APHF board member since 2015, Suzonne is a creative and energetic fundraiser.

Mike Holloway

Mike Holloway

Mike Holloway, an APHA lifetime member and APHF board member since 2017, was born and raised in Jackson Mississippi. Along with wife Colleen, Mike has been breeding, showing and raising Honor Roll and world champion Paint Horses for almost 30 years. The couple current lives on an active farm in Brandon, Mississippi, but also have ventures with other farms in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and Peculiar, Missouri. Some of the most recognizable horses in our industry were raised on their farm in Brandon, including Ima Gallant Jet, Ima Hugable Jet and Hugable Dixon. Mike believes in giving back to the horse industry. He currently serves on several committees for APHA and served as youth director and past president of the Mississippi Paint Horse Club. Mike has logged more than 40 years of employment with a large regional bank where he has gained vast technical and financial knowledge in that ever-changing industry.

Ann Jones

Ann Jones, a lifetime APHA member from Flowery Branch, Georgia, has four decades of experience as an equine professional and rancher as the owner of Ann Jones Cutting Horses. She has won many national and world titles in cutting and working cow horse events. Ann holds judges cards with 11 different associations, including APHA, ApHC and NSBA, and enjoys all aspects of judging. Ann has judged the World Wide Paint Horse Congress, the Color Breed Congress and several world shows. She is also an appointed member of the Georgia National Fair and Exposition.

Meredith Landy

Meredith, an APHA member since the 1970s, is enthusiastic about the APHF’s work and ready to contribute. She began showing with APHA at age 11 and has shown Paint Horses off and on throughout her life. From 1976–77, she served as AjPHA treasurer and was elected as AjPHA president in 1977. Meredith has shown many horses to world and reserve world championships in a wide variety of events, including Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, pleasure driving, Western riding and trail. She’s routinely earned spots on the annual Masters Amateur Top 20 and has won several Honor Roll championships. Meredith also established a fund through APHF in honor of her niece, Suzanna Nelson; Meredith is in the process of funding this scholarship, “Suzanna Smiles,” so it can award perennial scholarships. Her daughter Ashlyn, who is now 9 years old, showed at her first APHA Youth World Show in 2018 and won several scholarships, much to her delight.

Robin Robinett

Robin Robinett

Robin Robinett, retired from Indiana government service, has been showing and exhibiting horses since age 5.  An APHA lifetime member, Robin has been involved locally and nationally since 1996. With roots in all-around competition, Robin currently competes in the halter pen and has earned more than 50 world and reserve world championship titles. An APHF Board member since 2015, Robin says the backbone of any equine industry is its Youth and Amateur programs, and she strongly supports both. Robin and her husband, Larry Morse, are also involved in the Thoroughbred racing industry as owners.

Laurie Roden

Roden, a Lifetime APHA member, has competed on Paint horses in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, California, Texas, Utah and Oklahoma and has enjoyed a well rounded amateur show career in Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, English Equitation, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Showmanship, Western Riding, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Stakes Race. Laurie has been involved in the Arizona Paint Horse Club for several years and is active on the club’s board. She is an employee owner and Group President of HDR Field Services—a firm specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. She and her husband Randy own several broodmares that they breed for Halter, English, Western and Speed Events. The couple has two grown daughters.

Jennifer Sheriff

Jennifer Sheriff

Jennifer started her APHA show career at age 4 and hasn’t stopped yet. She has won numerous APHA world titles both in halter and performance, and she currently manages the well-known Sheriff Stock Farm in Sheffield, Iowa, a family Paint and Quarter horse breeding and show business. She is currently serving as chairman of the APHA Breed Integrity Committee; in the past, she has served on the boards of the Iowa Paint Horse Club and the Iowa Quarter Horse Association. Recently her interest has been managing horse shows and developing futurities such as the Elite Halter Futurity, held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, and the Solid Gold Halter Futurity. Joining the board in 2017, Jennifer is excited to provide support, ideas and fundraising capabilities to the American Paint Horse Foundation.

Dr. Billy Smith
Ex-officio Board member

APHA Executive Director Billy Smith also serves as in an ex-official capacity with the American Paint Horse Foundation Board. He was named APHA Executive Director in 2012 after 13 years with the American Quarter Horse Association in both marketing and information technology positions, ending as Executive Director of Information Technology. Prior to that, Smith was a journalism/advertising professor at West Texas A&M University and freelance writer for various news and corporate publications.

APHF Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Hall of Fame
Paula Mullins


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