Our Board

Marylou Tortorello – Founder & Chairman

Marylou founded 13 Hands Equine Rescue in November 2015. She runs a bookkeeping and accounting service in Bedford Hills, NY.


Ron Harris – Secretary and Legal Counsel

Ron is an attorney with an office in Mount Kisco, New York. He has practiced law in the public and private sectors since graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1980.


Sara Vanecek – Vice Chairman

Sara manages Centerline Stables in Ossining, NY. We are pleased to announce that Sara Vanecek has joined our Board effective 10/1/2017. She is a professional Sport Horse Handler with many championships and teaches natural horsemanship.


David Tortorello – Honorary Board Member

David works with a large global professional services firm where he is the segment leader in Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology.