Our Board Members

Our team is fully dedicated to improving the lives of our rescues by providing a safe haven for healing and rehabilitation.

Victor Cutino

President & Co-founder


Victor Cutino is a veteran of the US Navy. He has worked in the medical field for over 30 years; working in the emergency room of a major hospital, managing doctors’ offices, as well as billing offices for many medical entities and was a CEO for a major Medical Equipment Company and subsequently owned one.


Mr. Cutino has retired from the medical field and has been associated with the rescue and boarding of horses since 2004. He has worked with the Davie Police on a major seizure and has helped rescue and rehomed over 200 horses. Victor Cutino continues to further his education in equine care, including courses on Large Animal Rescue, Hurricane Preparedness for Large Animals and assessing animal abuse and neglect. He is a Certified Code 3 Equine Investigator and is our representative at the Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce. 


Mr. Cutino, along with Laura Toomey Jones, was instrumental in attaining accreditation by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Peaceful Ridge Rescue, Inc. is the only horse rescue to hold this accreditation in Broward County, Florida.

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Laura Toomey Jones

Vice President & Co-Founder

(954) 290-2395

Laura Toomey Jones is the Vice President of Peaceful Ridge Rescue, Inc. Along with 30 years of equine experience, Ms. Jones is also a safety solutions-oriented Senior Project Manager with 14 years of experience in facility, environmental, and health, and safety consulting, including oversight of safety, industrial hygiene, and indoor air quality projects. 


Ms. Jones has years of emergency experience including over a year on the BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill Response team and managing the safety of a team of consultants on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Ms. Jones has brought her emergency management and organizational skills to Peaceful Ridge Rescue, Inc. and assists in the formation of standard operating procedures, large rescues as well as small, and is the primary contact for all adoptions.

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Sid Simon

Treasurer & Senior Volunteer

Sid Simon was born and raised in South Florida. Sid has worked for Publix for over 27 years where he worked his way through the ranks and became a manager at the Publix Deerfield Distribution Center. He stepped down from management and now drives for Publix. He has won many safe driving awards and completed his 1,000,000,000 miles and 10 years of safe driving, a stellar accomplishment!


Sid has a deep love for animals and shares his home with a rescued dog, Fuzz, and cat, Smee. He has been volunteering at Peaceful Ridge Rescue since July of 2012 with his wife, Reiko (who is one of our volunteer coordinators). Sid enjoys coming out to the barn and helping out. He has an amazing attention to detail and loves doing everything he can to help the rescue succeed.

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John Agnetti

Board Member

John B. Agnetti is a Senior Partner of Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A. Admitted in 1983, he became a Partner in 1989 at age thirty-two. Mr. Agnetti grew up in South Florida and is a graduate of Florida State University and California Western School of Law. He has obtained for his personal injury clients, a multitude of verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. He has successfully litigated complex commercial matters in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Agnetti’s clients include various Latin American, international and local business entities.


Member: American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

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Kathy Henneforth

Board Member & Senior Volunteer

Kathy Henneforth worked in the airline industry for over 40 years, retiring from HP Enterprises as a Senior Business Analyst where she helped develop, enhance and maintain the program application for Passenger Ticket Pricing for many commercial airlines.


She joined Peaceful Ridge Rescue as a volunteer in 2013 and is now one of the “Weekday Warrior” team members.  She brings her analytical and organizational skills to the rescue and helps to create a welcoming environment for new volunteers. 

board member Ashley Barnard

Dr. Ashley Barnard


Ashley Barnard, VMD has diligently served south Florida’s equine community over the past six years.  

Following her undergraduate career at Brown University, Dr. Barnard graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She then went on to complete a medicine and surgery internship in Wellington, Florida.


Since 2010, Dr. Barnard has been dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate patient care as an associate in an ambulatory farm and race track practice.

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Accreditation – Affiliation

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The 501 (c) (3) non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance  accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Every day, the world over, wild and domestic animals are abandoned, displaced, or injured by humans and natural causes. The sole purpose of The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is to ensure that these animals receive the highest standards of care during rescue, rehabilitation, and the rest of their life.
Retired Racehorse Project

Retired Racehorse Project

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) exists to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports and serving the farms, trainers, and organizations that transition them.
The United Horse Coalition

The United Horse Coalition

The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the problem of the unwanted horse. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses.