Co-Founder and Executive Director: Kim Mosiman

Kim co-founded SEO with Scott W Hansen, DVM, in 2009. Kim spent 20 years in the veterinary field, and her experience includes Newberg Equine Clinic, Carlton Veterinary Hospital and Columbia Equine Hospital. While managing Columbia Equine Hospital, Kim noticed a dramatic increase in the number of horses that were not receiving adequate care due to the economy, increasing horse population, and other causes. After researching resources for clients with horses in need, she discovered there was a shortage of veterinary-focused horse rescue organizations in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

Since 2009, Kim has overseen the growth of SEO from a small organization offering low-cost veterinary services to one that provides a wide variety of programs and assists with law enforcement cases and seizures. Kim currently serves as SEO’s Executive Director. She lives in Gresham with her youngest son Chase, two dogs and a cat. Her oldest son Jacob recently graduated from Portland State University.

Treasurer: Jackie Wolff

Jackie joined the board as treasurer in December 2017, bringing with her a great deal of financial knowledge and experience as controller at Pacific Seafood. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management from Oregon State University.

Board Member: Anika Moje

Anika joined the board in May 2017 after volunteering at SEO’s training barn for a couple years. She leads SEO’sĀ volunteer program development and coordination and is heavily involved in grant research and writing. She also assists with event planning, fundraising activities and administrative tasks. Anika brings nearly a decade of animal welfare nonprofit experience to her board position as the senior program manager of theĀ Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland at the Oregon Humane Society.

Board Member: Kathleen Wilkins

Kathleen began volunteering with SEO in 2017 and joined the board in January 2019. She is active at the training barn and oversees the used tack donations and sales program.

President: Elisabeth Wolff

Elisabeth has been on SEO’s board of directors since its founding in 2009, serving first as secretary before becoming president in 2012. Elisabeth has an extensive background in business management with demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and maintaining systems to ensure organizations operate in effective, efficient manner.

Serving as the face of the organization, Elisabeth wears many hats, including oversight of organizational finances, vision, mission, staffing and long-term goal setting. Energetic and positive with a talent for adapting quickly to any situation, Elisabeth was instrumental in establishing SEO’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status and oversaw its early growth. Elisabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Portland State University.

Acting Secretary & Vice President: Marie Naughton

Marie began volunteering for SEO in 2013 and joined the board in September 2014. She guides the strategy for all communications to promote and enhance broader awareness of its mission, increase donor support and to protect the organization’s brand and reputation. Marie is an award-winning writer, editor, educator, and small business owner with more than 20 years of experience planning, researching, and writing for a variety of purposes, audiences, subjects, and media. Doing business as Naughton Communications since 2005, Marie provides a wide variety of writing and editing services for many public, private and non-profit clients. Marie also taught professional writing at Washington State University Vancouver for more than 10 years. Her teaching experience and presentation skills make her a natural meeting facilitator. Marie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Professional Writing certificate from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in English from the University of New Orleans.