Foundation Board of Directors

Laurie Roden
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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.


VP & Capital Campaign Chair
Marylyn Caliendo
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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
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Lifetime member Kelly Boles Chapman brings a wealth of foundation, grant and fundraising experience to the Board. A Board of Directors member for APHA and national director for 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.

Tom Crowley
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Tom Crowley of Kellogg, Minnesota, served as the Foundation president for many years, and APHA is thrilled to welcome him back as a board member in 2022. Tom is a lifetime APHA member and has been an APHA judge since 1977. He also holds judging cards with AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, NSBA and the Appaloosa Horse Club. He is chair of the Hall of Fame Committee and also serves on the Nominating & Leadership Development Committee. Tom is an accomplished trainer, breeder, clinician and editorial contributor for several equine publications.

Jennifer Sheriff
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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.

Mike Holloway
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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 currently lives on an active farm in Brandon, Mississippi, but also has ventures with other farms in Tennessee and 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. He is a current member of the APHA Board of Directors.

Meredith Landy
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Meredith, an APHA member since the 1970s, 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.

Amanda Palmer
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Amanda Palmer of Floral City, Florida, has been a longtime show manager and exhibitor. She has been a member of APHA since 2006 and has been showing since 2007. She is actively involved with the Florida Paint Horse Club and has been a state director since 2017.

Amy Novacek
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Amy Novacek of Joshua, Texas, is a longtime APHA exhibitor. She and her husband, Jay, have a long history of philanthropic efforts with disadvantaged youth and advocating for wounded military members. Amy is always looking for ways to help others.

Dr. Craig Wood
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Dr. Craig Wood of Owenton, Kentucky, is a two-time APHA President. Dr. Wood is a member of the University of Kentucky faculty and has served and chaired on many APHA committees and task forces. Craig has more than 35 years of experience in the horse industry and has worked as a state director since 2008.

Megan Brown
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Megan Brown of Alexandria, Virginia, began showing Paints as a youth at age 15. She continues to show in Amateur events. She has served on several committees and task forces and has been a state director since 2016. Megan has a long career in historic preservation and has assisted many non-profit boards across the country.

Pat Newman
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Pat Newman of Springfield, Illinois, has been a life member since 1978. He served on the APHA Executive Committee and served as President in 1999. He has served as chair or vice-chair on several committees and has been a state director since 1985. Pat has over 40 years experience in construction management and has experience in funds management, regulations, legal, banking and profitability.

APHF Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Hall of Fame
Tom Crowley