TOMORROW'S RAINBOW PROGRAM STAFF

Abby Mosher
Founder & Executive Director/CEO

Abby Mosher is the Founding CEO and Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Rainbow, Inc. She is a pioneer in combining the therapeutic benefits of horses with facilitated peer support groups providing a highly effective, comprehensive and innovative approach to children’s grief support.

 

Ms. Mosher studied at the renowned Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon and is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. She has trained with the National Organization for Victim’s Assistance and holds a certificate from the Florida Crisis Response Team. Ms. Mosher has dedicated her adult years to child advocacy receiving the School Board of Broward County’s Crystal Apple Community Award in 2000. In 2008 she was honored with the Silver Medallion Award from One Community, a humanitarian award which recognized her work in promoting a diverse, inclusive community. Ms. Mosher was honored by Bank of America through their Neighborhood Excellence Initiative where she received the 2009 Local Hero Award and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in Broward County in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2010, under her leadership, Volunteer Broward selected Tomorrow's Rainbow as the Agency of the Year. Ms. Mosher was selected by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business Person of the Year while Tomorrow's Rainbow was selected as the Small Business of the Year in the nonprofit category. In 2016, the Mental Health Association acknowledged Abby Mosher with an EPIC Award - Exceptional Person Impacting the Community. Most recently, the Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded Tomorrow's Rainbow as the nonprofit of the year for 2019.

 

Ms. Mosher founded Tomorrow’s Rainbow after her own personal tragedy identified the lack of grief support available for children and their families that had experienced the death of a loved one. With her trademark drive, determination, and dedication to all children, she created Tomorrow’s Rainbow, an oasis for bereaved and traumatized children in our community.

 

Contact: Abby@TomorrowsRainbow.org

Emily Deem, RMHCI
Bereavement Services Coordinator

Emily is originally from Indiana but has spent most of her life in Florida. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Florida State University and earned her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynn University. She has been with Tomorrow's Rainbow since she began her clinical internship in August of 2019. After graduating from Lynn, Emily became the full-time Bereavement Services Coordinator at Tomorrow's Rainbow as well as an Eagala certified clinician. Emily is also RTS trained and heads the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Grief Support Group program that supports individuals who are grieving the loss of their pregnancy or infant. She has found great passion in serving individuals who suffer from trauma and grief and truly believes that she has landed a "dream job" here on the farm. Nothing brings Emily more happiness than guiding the Tomorrow's Rainbow children back to joy each and every day.

Contact: Emily@TomorrowsRainbow.org; 954.727.5111

Ashley Magaraci, RMHCI
Clinical Services Coordinator

Ashley is from Long Island, New York, and moved to south Florida to study psychology at Florida Atlantic University, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. She then earned her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lynn University. In 2018, the death of Ashley's sorority sister left her grieving as she moved forward with her career.  As a student intern in the mental health field, Ashley felt as if the stars aligned when she heard about Tomorrow's Rainbow. She was able to meet coworkers who share similar grief experiences, as well as support individuals in the tri-county area with their grief and trauma. Ashley has been a part of the Tomorrow's Rainbow team since August 2019 and is an Eagala certified clinician. In addition to her role as Clinical Services Coordinator, Ashley is also a clinician and bereavement group facilitator. Although Ashley loves all the animals on the farm, you can typically find her hanging out in the goat pen. She fully supports Tomorrow's Rainbow's mission to provide an emotionally safe environment for hope and healing through guidance and support to grieving children, teens, and their families.

Contact: Ashley@TomorrowsRainbow.org; 954.543.6302

Yanique Taylor, LMFT
Licensed Clinician & Quality Assurance Coordinator

Yanique is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. She received a Bachelor's in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Yanique is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS). Additionally, she holds certificates from Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Nurturing Parenting Program, Circle of Security, and Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care. She has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families for over 12 years. When presented with an opportunity to be a part of the Tomorrow's Rainbow staff, Yanique wholeheartedly accepted as she holds a place in her heart for children and families who are grieving and have experienced trauma. 

Contact: Yanique@TomorrowsRainbow.org; 954.283.8558

Avi Smilovits
Volunteer & Equine Services Coordinator

Avi was born and raised in South Florida. She developed a strong love of horses at age four and began taking lessons in Davie. As she grew up, she continued to volunteer, work, and ride at several different barns in the area, including 9 years at Tradewinds Park Stables, and bought her first horse, Apache, at the age of 18. Avi first met Abby and Shel back in 2007, when she boarded Apache at Tomorrow’s Rainbow. In 2013, she earned a double Bachelors from Florida Atlantic University in Management and Marketing. All through her time in school and working elsewhere, she stayed in touch with Abby, followed Tomorrow's Rainbow, and supported us when needed. Avi became Eagala certified in 2016 because she wanted to help individuals struggling with addiction, something that is close to her heart because of her brother's addiction. She then came back to work at Tomorrow’s Rainbow as she was able to pursue her goals of helping people develop skills and work through trauma to prevent addiction as a detrimental behavior. Avi's brother died of an overdose in 2017, only strengthening the need within her to support more people.  His death aligned with our mission to support grieving families and she understood firsthand just how difficult processing death can be. 

Contact: Avi@TomorrowsRainbow.org; 954.978.2390 ext. 404

Leah Eauslin
Office Administrator

Leah is an Arizona native who moved to South Florida to attend high school when her parents’ jobs were relocated. She became involved with Tomorrow’s Rainbow as a volunteer in 2017 while searching for a place to help out where she could apply her numerous years of horse experience and support a mission that made a difference in the community. After she graduated from Boca High in 2018, she moved back home to Arizona to attend her dream college. Leah graduated early from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's in Justice Studies, emphasizing in Criminal Justice Administration, and certification in Intelligence Studies. Her primary goal is to attend law school and become an animal rights lawyer. She previously worked as the Donor Services Manager for Tierra Madre Horse and Human Sanctuary based in Cave Creek, AZ, and has spent 9 years in the nonprofit sector. During her time working toward law school, Leah works as our Office Administrator and fully supports Tomorrow's Rainbow's goal of nurturing emotional wellness for children, teens, and families.

Contact: Leah@TomorrowsRainbow.org; 954.978.2390 ext. 408

Mary Jo Vandervoort
Administrative Assistant

Mary Jo is a southern girl, raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She moved down to South Florida in 1975 and met her husband Joe. She was in dentistry for over thirty years before retiring to become a full-time, stay-at-home mom to her five wonderful children.  A while after her kids had grown and moved out, she realized she wanted something meaningful to do for her community and heard about Tomorrow's Rainbow through a friend. Mary Jo quickly proved to have the skills and experience that were needed in other areas of our operations and she helped run our Thrift Store until it closed due to the COVID -19 pandemic. She has been part of our organization for the past six years in a multitude of different capacities and now serves as the Administrative Assistant.

Contact: MaryJo@TomorrowsRainbow.org; 954.978.2390 ext. 403

Jen Urbach
Equine Specialist & Facilities Coordinator

Jen originates from New York. A life-long horse lover, she grew up riding and nurtured an interest in helping others heal. In order to continue this path, she became certified in Advanced Equine Sports Massage and has a B.A.S in Management and Organizational Leadership from St. Petersburg College. After college, her two passions merged fully when she discovered Eagala. She gained her Equine Specialist certification and came to Tomorrow’s Rainbow as a volunteer in 2020 after discovering that we are an Eagala provider. She quickly grew into an indispensable part of the Tomorrow's Rainbow family and was hired as our full-time Facilities Coordinator. She is honored to be a part of furthering the Tomorrow’s Rainbow mission.

Contact: Jen@TomorrowsRainbow.org