Board of Directors

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Elizabeth Lorenzen is the Executive Director and Founder of Peacefield Equine Sanctuary, Inc. She has an academic career in higher education that spans twenty years.  She has also been involved in the horse industry for over thirty-five years. Experienced in multiple disciplines, Elizabeth also has experience with the rehabilitation of Thoroughbreds off the track, and is interested in equine massage and other touch therapies. Elizabeth's and her husband, Bruce’s farm is the main headquarters for the sanctuary’s activities. 


Bruce Lorenzen 

Bruce is involved in the construction supply industry and has many years of experience in sales.  As Elizabeth's spouse, he is integral to the running of the farm and is also in charge of all of the transportation needs for the resuce.  Bruce serves as the PR face for the sanctuary and has many established contacts in the community.  He currently holds a sales position at Grizzly, Inc. in Terre Haute, Indiana.


Denise Hoke
Denise brings her expertise in fund raising and retail sales to the sanctuary and in her own words, is available to do “just about anything” and has been literally available to do everything from scooping manure to brainstorming fund raising strategies! She is an animal lover to the extreme from the Bloomington, IN area and her enthusiasm for animal rights is contagious. We very much welcome her point of view to the Board of Directors.


Dr. Julie Anderson, DVM
A practicing veterinarian working out of the Rockville, Indiana location of West Central Veterinary Services, "Dr. Julie" is the rescue's attending vet and is consulted without fail with regard to the care of all of the rescue's patients.  Dr. Anderson graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. She joined WCVS in Rockville in June of 1991. Dr. Anderson belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. Dr. Anderson has furthered her education to include Animal Chiropractic in August of 1997 from Options for Animals, Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in August of 2004, Chinese herbal courses from the Chi Institute, and applied kinesiology and advanced animal chiropractic also. Dr. Anderson’s special interests in veterinary medicine include traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, lameness, and the bio-mechanics of lameness. Raising Australian Cattle dogs, trail riding, cattle work, and reading are Dr. Anderson’s hobbies.