Our Board of Directors

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Susan DeFazio

Board President

Susan was born and raised in Millcreek Township, graduating from McDowell High School in 1980. She graduated from Gannon University in 1982 with an Associate of Arts Degree/Legal Assistant. Employed the past 11 years at Sesler and Sesler Law Office, she oversees the management of 14 commercial office buildings leased to the Commonwealth of PA in addition to handling real estate closings and decedent estates.

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Jackie Ksenich

Vice President

Jackie Ksenich is a graduate of McDowell Senior High School and attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is a Commercial Lender at Northwest Savings Bank. Jackie is a member of McLane Church, Girard~Lake City Chamber of Commerce, Albion Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Little Gridder Cheerleaders. She has been an avid horse owner, rider and caregiver for the past 30 years. Jackie resides in Albion, PA with her daughter Jessica.

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Bonnie Shuey

Treasurer

Bonnie was raised on a farm in the Conneautville area, and attended and graduated from Conneaut Valley Elem and High. She then attended Edinboro University and graduated with a Business/Accounting Degree. Bonnie retired from Northwest Savings Bank in 2010 with 30 years service after managing the Springboro branch. Bonnie has served on various boards in the community and is presently the Tax Collector for Summerhill Twp and also Treas/Bookkeeper for Momentum Entertainment based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Stephanie Le Grange

Secretary

Stephanie Le Grange moved from South Africa in 2005, graduating from Fairview High School in 2010. She received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science from Edinboro University. She works as an international logistics specialist at Logistics Plus inc while attending Data Science Graduate Program at Mercyhurst University. She has also been apart of the Blended Spirits Ranch family since 2010.

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Joyce Jagielo, PhD

Board Member

Joyce Jagielo graduated from the University of Kentucky with a PhD in experimental psychology in 1989. She held a postdoctoral position at SUNY-Binghamton from 1988 – 1990 then joined the faculty at Edinboro University. Her varied research interests can loosely be summed as reflecting an interest in understanding the relationship between brain function and behavior (especially learning, memory and mental health disorders). She has a love of horses that began at age 9 with her first riding lessons and is excited to be a small part of the mission of Blended Spirits Ranch!

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Frank Supinski, CSM

Board Member

Frank first Enlisted in United States Marine Corps 1976, Served active duty until 1980. Enlisted in United States Army Reserves 1981 served in Buffalo, NY and in 1985 transferred to Special Forces in Youngstown OH. Attended Special Forces Qualification Course at Ft Bragg, NC 1986 and initially was trained as a Special Force Engineer and also as a Special Forces Medical NCO.
In 2009 through 2010 Frank was deployed in Iraq with Joint Special Operations Command in support of the Global War On Terrorism.

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Paul Flynn

Board Member

Paul grew up on a dairy farm in Edinboro and got his engineering degrees for Case Western Reserve University. He worked at GE in Erie for nearly 40 years in a variety of technical positions. He started riding horses at an early age and continued sporadically through adulthood. He and his wife Peggy restarted in earnest in their 50’s and now own a small farm in Elk Creek Township with two horses, Babe a Halfling and Katie a Quarter Horse. Paul has a technical consulting business and does groundwork horse training. He has been involved with BSR for several years and helped build the new arena barn. He joined the board in 2020.