WWEP BOARD

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD

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Bridget Kroger USA, LTC (R)

WWEP Founder/Executive Director Bridget Kroger has more than two decades of service in Europe and Asia and the Middle East, including two tours in Iraq. She also is a lifelong equestrian. With her love of the horse, and her concern for the wounded veteran, she formed the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program in 2011. She uses her deep professional background in logistics to help equine therapy programs and horse rescues raise funds to cater to the rehabilitative needs of our returning wounded warriors.

TREASURER

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LTC Toby Prudhomme USA, Suffolk, VA

Toby is an accomplished leader in operations with proven ability to leverage unrealized opportunities, create unique solutions, increase brand awareness, and meet operational goals within the cost, time & quality parameters. As an Army officer with over 20 years of experience, he currently provides training, guidance, and mentorship on joint, combined and multinational cyber, communications, and more. Toby currently attends North Central University pursuing a DBA in financial management.
He grew up on a 10-acre farm in Opelousas, LA where he learned the value of hard work, integrity and persistence. Toby has an 11 year old daughter, Morgan. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, Crossfit, and learning.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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LTC Chris Oxendine, USA, West Point, NY

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Marco Harris, Richmond, VA
  • Major Karin Chelluri, USA, Fort Knox, KY

WWEP STAFF

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Nancy L. Carver, US Marine Corp Veteran
American Legion Post 74, Past Commander, Athletic Officer, 13th District Baseball Chairman, The National Twenty and Four Honor Society of Women Legionaires Past Director for State of Virginia, American Legion Dept of Va National Security Committee Vice Chairman

  • Executive Legal Secretary, Notary Public
  • Tour guide in Europe: Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria
  • Ruritan Club member
  • Civil War Club member

WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

We are a group of military professionals and horse professionals working to maximize opportunities for our Service Members and Veterans to engage with horses of all breeds, disciplines and riding levels. 
We facilitate relationships between the civilian sector, the Department of Defense and the nearest VA organization.
This nationwide network of equine therapy program providers and horse rescues was founded in 2010 by Bridget Kroger, LTC US Army (Retired). Equine-assisted therapies were instrumental in Bridget’s PTSD recovery process. Her belief that all Wounded Warriors need the experience of these age-old healing practices led her to institutionalize a program and coordinate a team of medical professionals, horse professionals, military professionals and farm operators across the U.S. to deliver equine-assisted therapies to veterans and service members.

NON PROFIT

The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program is a non-profit organization now active in 17 States.
WWEP is a sponsored Virginia-based non-profit organization, governed by a working Board of Directors with a full volunteer staff.
WWEP is a charitable organization designated by the IRS as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. In accordance with this designation, it is not organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, is not a political action organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program has no affiliation with the Wounded Warrior Project.