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Board Members 

Wellspring of Life Farm, Inc. is organized for charitable and social welfare purposes under §501(c)(3) of the IRS. 

Operated and supported soley by volunteers,

 please meet our dedicated and dynamic Board members-


President, Dave Barringer

Former athletic trainer for both the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants, Dave brings extensive experience as an athletic trainer, physical therapist and clinical manager as well as teamwork and leadership to the Board at Wellspring of Life Farm. He is currently the area manager for Drayer Physical Therapy. He began his educational career graduating from Michigan State and received his physical therapy and clinical degree from University of Maryland. Dave is a part time farmer, horse owner and beloved dog owner. He comes to Wellspring of Life Farm seeking to give back to the people who have given so much to us through their service and lives. His life is guided by Matthew 7:12- So in everything, do onto others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Vice President, Jamie Peddy

Dr. Peddy hails from Long Island, NY, where she grew up riding and showing hunter/jumpers. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Brown University, and while there continued her involvement with horses by captaining the Brown Varsity Equestrian Team. In 2010 she earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors in large animal surgery and sports medicine/imaging. Following graduation Dr. Peddy relocated to the Maryland/Pennsylvania area for her internship, and has continued to practice equine medicine in the area ever since.  She is excited to bring her knowledge of horses and veterinary medicine to Wellspring of Life Farm in hopes of sharing the healing power of animals with community members in need.

Executive Director, Dawn Leung

A PATH certified equine therapy instructor, Dawn seeks to assist families find peace and hope through combining her love of horses and dogs with God's amazing grace. A cancer survivor of 11 years now, Dawn has spent much of her time on the farm or in the classroom where she taught teens and adults as an adjunct at the local community college. Her experiences as a farm owner include showing and breeding horses and dogs. Her respect and love for the military was established at a young age as she grew up surrounded by dedicated family members serving in the Armed Forces. Dawn and her beloved husband of 25 years, Lester, are the proud parents of two grown children in the Army and Coast Guard.  Jeremiah 29:11


Holly Gilmore

Holly offers to the Board at Wellspring of Life Farm indepth experience regarding the successful management of a large equine facility that includes farming, boarding, lessons and loads of fun. Born and raised in Monkton, Holly is married to a Vietnam veteran and retired mental health worker for 36 years. They have raised two boys and opened their home to a third son 5 years ago. Holly has managed Tranquility Manor Farm's for the last 40 years. "God has blessed me and has given me a great passion for my family, the farm, and teaching others the love of horses."

Louis J. Hamel, Jr. 

Lou brings a tremendous level of experience and energy to the Board at Wellspring of Life Farm. He is a retired 27- year veteran of the insurance industry and former partner of Donohue-Hart & Associates where he oversaw over $14 million in health insurance business.  He still remains active with many of his clients today. Before making his mark in the insurance industry, Lou dedicated 24 years of service to the Baltimore County Police Department where he received numerous commendations for outstanding service and bravery. He is a member of the local Chambers of Commerce. Lou’s greatest satisfaction comes from his 13 grandchildren and teaching them about American patriotism through service. Lou comes to Wellspring of Life Farm with an intense desire to give back to the people who have blessed us with so much freedom.

Lester Leung, MD

Dr. Leung brings to the Board over 20 years of experience as a Board Certified Cardiologist with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Hospital in Bel Air, Maryland. His educational and medical training spans over 16 years graduating from Emory University, George Washington University Medical School and Vanderbilt University Medical School. In addition to enjoying his time at the hospital supporting his patients in their care, Dr. Leung receives peace in caring for his 71 acre farm and spending time with his family. With two grown children in the Armed Forces, Dr. Leung is looking forward to using the farm to help those who serve us. John 3:16

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