Introducing Our Staff
Joseph D. Battaglia – President
Joseph has been a Certified Public Accountant for over thirty years, currently serving as the owner of Battaglia & Associates, CPA’s PLLC located in Halfmoon, New York. He has also served as Treasurer on local not-for-profit organization Board of Directors, as well as professionally serving many other charitable entities in independent audit, review, tax preparation and consulting capacities. Joseph is also an active standardbred racehorse owner and thoroughbred racehorse enthusiast. He is a member of the US Trotting Association and a former member of the Saratoga Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine Leadership Committee. The experience gained through involvement in the horse racing industry, as well as professionally from both inside Board service and independent engagements provides the experience necessary to serve as the initial President of the organization. As President, he will oversee the overall operations of the Board and organization.
John A. Cimino – Treasurer
John has been a Certified Public Accountant for over twenty-five years and had his own public accounting firm for over twenty years. He is now a partner in Cimino and Laing CPAS, LLC located in Halfmoon, New York. In his practices he has been involved in professionally serving many not-for-profit organizations in formation, accounting, tax preparation, and consulting. John is also an active standardbred racehorse owner, and has been involved in standardbred racing for the past twenty-five years. In addition to owning the horses, he also stays involved in their care and training. He is also a member of the US Trotting Association. This combination of financial and equine background makes him a natural fit for the Treasurer position. As Treasurer, he oversees the finances, accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and other financial aspects of operating the organization.
Jennifer L. Stevens – Secretary
Jennifer is a lifelong horsewoman who holds a B.S. in Equine Business Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. With over 15 years experience working with horses in varying degrees, she brings to the organization the practical knowledge of working with horses in a farm setting, and the professional experience of business management and planning. Additionally, Jennifer brings a great deal of experience in public relations, marketing and grant writing. Most recently, she managed a grant-funded equine educational outreach and business development program out of Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Saratoga County Farm Bureau and volunteers for 4-H youth programs. She is a member of the New York State Horse Council and the Green Mountain Horse Association.