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our mission.

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Founded by Doug and Vivian Newton as Rocky Top Therapy Center in 1992, Victory offers the benefits of equine assisted services and hippotherapy for individuals with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. For many years the operation was located on a working ranch in Keller, TX. In 2013, Victory Therapy Center moved to Roanoke to build a new facility, expand its service offerings, and have an even greater impact on the lives of its clients and their families. Keeping the dream and mission of Doug and Vivian Newton alive, Victory continues to provide Hope and Healing to our community.

Victory Therapy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of children, adults, Veterans, first responders, and their families through the healing power of horses.


our board.

Kathy White, Chair

Jim Hanophy, Vice Chair

Doug Tonne, Secretary

Kenneth Walsh

Katie Heflin

Michael Nacarato

Christopher Carr

Frank Tabone

Rebecca Cox

Our Team.

Our team is committed to providing customized care and is supported by a strong and talented volunteer base. Staff members include highly trained PATH Intl certified instructors and professionals in the non-profit industry. The most critical part of our team are 17 gentle, sensitive horses whose special gifts allow us to provide hope and healing to those receiving our services.

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steve heckaman

Chief Executive Officer

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tina coleman

Interim Equine Manager


Linda garrett

PATH Instructor


michelle haak

Physical Therapist


nichole archer

Development Director


mariah knagg

Volunteer Coordinator


rebecca hanophy

PATH Instructor


iris melton



mandy cleveland

Program Director

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cole walker

Ranch Hand


jan miron

PATH Instructor

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brandon jones

Finance Manager


courtney landry

PATH Instructor


ginny fitzhugh

PATH Instructor

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