Meet Our Board

Roz Drayer

Board President


Roz currently serves as Board President for Lift Me Up as part of her commitment to her local community of Great Falls. Roz is also an accomplished equestrian and an avid golfer.


Roz works at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and holds the distinction of receiving the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Lifetime Top Producer Award. Roz’s degree and experience in business management, combined with her negotiating skills, show her uncompromising determination to deliver top caliber service.


Roz@RozDrayer.com

Shelley Davenport

Vice President


New to the board in 2018, Shelley serves as Vice President. Her charter is community outreach to expand LMU’s

presence in Northern Virginia.


After having an accomplished career in information technology, Shelley pursued a passion of a lifetime and launched her own Interior design firm in 2014.


Since moving to Great Falls, Shelley is active in many clubs and enjoys volunteering for LMU with her husband, Raymond and son, Mason.


shelldavenport3@gmail.com


Joanne Luoma

Board Secretary


Joanne Luoma recently joined the LMU Board of Directors to serve as Secretary.


She is a retired teacher from Loudoun County Public Schools. However, she continues to work part time as a reading specialist for a public charter school. Her son, Jake, has been riding with LMU since 2007.


joanne.luoma@yahoo.com

Chris Brockett

Board Treasurer



Brockett is a community banking executive & CPA with 30 plus years in the banking, public accounting, and consulting. Currently, Brockett serves as President and member of the Board of Directors of MainStreet Bancshares, Inc. headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.


Brockett is new to the LMU board but has supported LMU from a corporate and personal perspective for over 10 years, and enjoys giving back to his community.


cbrockett1@verizon.net

Bill and Lauren Carbaugh

Members at Large

Past President (Bill)


The Carbaughs have been working with Lift Me Up! for over 16 years; their daughter Caroline has been riding with Lift Me Up! since she was 4 years old.

Under Carbaugh's leadership, LMU! grew from 25 to nearly 100 riders and was able to obtain the beautiful 6-acre facility in Great Falls on which LMU! operates.


Carbaugh is the Senior VP, Leasing & Counsel for Guardian Realty, which has also been a strong supporter of LMU! over the years.


wcarbaugh@guardianrealty.com

5carbs@verizon.net

Jenny Colgate

Member at Large



Colgate is an intellectual property lawyer with the firm Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck in Washington, DC. There, she devotes most of her practice to patent litigation disputes, but she also practices trade secret, trademark, copyright, and privacy matters.


Colgate is also an avid equestrian who has been riding and competing (hunters and jumpers) for over thirty years. She has served on the board of Lift Me Up since Fall 2016.


jenny.colgate@gmail.com

Regina Galvin

Member at Large


Horse owner and equine enthusiast, Regina Galvin serves as a Lift Me Up board member.


Regina is an executive with the global government services organization, PAE. 


She has more than 20 years of communications and marketing experience in the private, government and nonprofit sectors.


Galvin.Regina@gmail.co

Angela Patel

Sean Patrick Roche

Member at Large


Sean Patrick Roche is a business litigation attorney and a partner with Cameron McEvoy, PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia.


Mr. Roche was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, where he continues to reside with his wife and two sons. He became involved with Lift Me Up! a few years back and is proud to support LMU as a board member. 


sroche@cameronmcevoy.com

Debi and Farhad Saba

Members at Large


As parents of a longtime LMU rider, Debbie and Farhad are passionate about the success of the therapeutic riding program at LMU! and helping individuals in need.


Debbie specializes in clinical mental health and currently she provides therapy at the Crisis Care Program for Fairfax County.


Farhad is Owner and Founder The Saba Group, a Real Estate Development Company, and past Board President of Lift Me Up! Farhad show-jumped for the Iranian under 18 team before the 1979 Iranian revolution. His passion and life goal is to help children with disabilities. 

The Sabas have been residents of Great Falls since 1998.


DebiSaba@yahoo.com

Fsaba@thesabagroup.com

Denny Sisson

Cory Stefansson

Member at Large


CS9414@hotmail.com