Board of Directors

Jean Roberts


A program manager for Intel, Jean brings to PVHF her solid sense of business management and team leadership.  Jean has volunteered for several equine and small animal rescues, and regularly fosters homeless dogs.

Hugh Cavanaugh

Chief Financial Officer

With four decades of experience as a senior executive at Fortune 50 and other industry-leading firms, Hugh lends his business acumen to PVFH.  Over many years, Hugh has served on non-profit boards, including his local food bank.

Anita Barfield


A lifelong horseman, Anita is a breeder and former board member of the Alabama Thoroughbred Owners Association.   Anita’s wisdom and knowledge in ‘all things horse’ are invaluable to PVHF.

Jody Hines


Jody’s passion for animal welfare is evidenced by her work with several organizations, including as a long-time volunteer for the Massachusetts SPCA and as a board member of WildCare Cape Cod.  Jody enhances PVHF with her dynamism and experience in fundraising & event planning.

With over three decades as a veterinarian, breeder of racehorses, and competitor, Sarah guides & informs all decisions regarding equine health, care and well-being.

Sarah McCarthy, DVM


John W Smart


Long enamored of the dignity, grace, and beauty of horses, John is a legal and copyright clearance administrator for the film and television industry. In addition to bringing administrative, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills to the PVHF board, John has experience developing educational and support programs serving at-risk youth and the homeless, and has volunteered on various political campaigns since 1980.