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TOMORROW'S RAINBOW PROGRAM STAFF

Abby Mosher
Founding CEO/Executive Director

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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

Avi Smilovits
Equine Specialist & Equine Services Coordinator

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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; Direct line: 954.932.0569

Christie Iribarren, RCSWI
Bereavement Program Coordinator

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Christie was raised in the San Francisco bay area. She moved to Florida in 1994 to attend college. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She additionally earned her Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University. Her areas of interest are trauma and related disorders. Christie has been a Guardian ad Litem in Florida for 12 years and has helped advocate for hundreds of children in her career in both education and the mental health field. She became an Eagala-certified clinician in April 2023. Christie has a special place in her heart for children who are vulnerable and otherwise at-risk for adverse childhood experiences. It has been a dream of her’s to be able to help children and families in conjunction with working with horses; that dream is now a reality after she joined the Tomorrow’s Rainbow team.

 

Contact: christie@tomorrowsrainbow.org; Direct line: 954.543.6302

Karen Davis-Torrence, RMHCI
Eagala Certified Clinician

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Karen grew up in Queens, New York and came down to Florida originally in 1989 to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology. She moved back to New York City where she earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. After having enough of the frigid weather in the Northeast, she moved down to South Florida in 2004 for good. She spent over a decade as a middle school teacher and providing in-home counseling to families. Karen is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SF-BT), and motivational interviewing. After the death of her mother in 2022, she felt a calling to help those who have also experienced grief and loss, which led her to her position at Tomorrow’s Rainbow. Karen additionally became an Eagala-certified clinician in April of 2023.

Contact: karen@tomorrowsrainbow.org; Direct line: 954.636.1927

Leah Eauslin
Equine Specialist & Operations Coordinator

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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 run a nonprofit that focuses on a humane future for animals. She previously worked as the Donor Services Manager for Tierra Madre Horse and Human Sanctuary based in Cave Creek, AZ, and has spent 11 years in the nonprofit sector. Leah became an Eagala-certified Equine Specialist in December 2022. Additionally, Leah is the owner of Chestnut Equine LLC, which contracts her ES and farm-sitting services to the community. 

Contact: leah@TomorrowsRainbow.org; Direct line: 954.953.0847

Mary Jo Vandervoort
Volunteer and Special Projects Administrator

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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 ten years in a multitude of different capacities and now serves as the Volunteer and Special Projects Administrator.

Contact: maryjo@TomorrowsRainbow.org; Direct line: 954.762.7038

Sasha Perez
SHARE Program Coordinator

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Sasha has lived in sunny South Florida since 1999. Through her travels and life experiences, she became passionate about integrating the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of total well-being and improving quality of life. This inspired her to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Alternative Medicine at Everglades University in Boca Raton. Sasha has previously been a personal trainer and has hosted meditation groups. For the last three years, she worked in the education system, where she saw a need for mental health counseling in the lives of the children and families she worked with who were having adverse childhood experiences. Now, she is currently pursuing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is very excited and deeply grateful to join the Tomorrow's Rainbow Team as the SHARE (Sharing Horses and Resources for Excellence) Program Coordinator to positively impact the community.

Contact: sasha@tomorrowsrainbow.org; Direct line: 954.780.9092

Yanique Taylor, LMFT
Program Director

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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. Additionally, Yanique is an Eagala certified practitioner. 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; Direct line: 954.283.8558

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