Our Team


Central New England Equine Rescue (CNEER) is passionate in their commitment to the horses, their environment, and the volunteers that serve them. Established in 2003, CNEER strives toward a standard of excellence that shows in the consistent loving care and expert equine knowledge afforded the property and its horses.

Photo: Randy McLam, Betsy Johnson, Karla Christiansen, Vicky Berry & Bill Robinson.





Betsy Johnson – President

PresidentBetsy is CNEER co-founder, as well as a Licensed riding instructor, small business manager, organizer of events. She is the most compassionate toward animals who have suffered neglect and abuse, and an intuitive matchmaker for horses and potential adoptive homes.


Vicky Berry – Vice President

Vice-PresidentVicky is CNEER co-founder and mom to four great kids. She is a licensed riding instructor, amateur photographer, author, and sculptor. A retired employee of the USPS, Vicky has worked extensively as Trustee and Steward in Local 497. She is manager of CNEER’s 12 stall barn, editor of the CNEER Rescue Reader newsletter, and web site manager.

Karla Christiansen – Treasurer

Karla has been a banker for more than 30 years and part of CNEER for several years. She is married with an 11 year old son. Karla has been around horses all her life; she currently has four of her own horses, one of which is a rescue. Recently (April, 2017], Karla has also opened and manages a new riding facility!

Randy McLam – Secretary

Randy is a retired Psychiatric R.N. and is the former president of two condo associations. A prolific volunteer, Randy has given his time to Aids Walk Boston for more than 10 years, Provincetown Swim for Life, CSRNE Cocker Spaniel Rescue, SKIP Soup Kitchen in Provincetown, HOW Helping Our Women, the Methodist Church Thrift Shop in Provincetown and Sales for Tails in Leicester.

Bill Robinson – Executive Board Member

Bill is an amazing man. He managed his own business before retiring. His expertise and methodical way of doing things has been indispensable. He was instrumental in the building of the eight stall addition to the rescue, and is always mending broken fences. He goes out of his way to fix, deliver or create a solution to any problem that arises around the farm. His pleasant and willing personality makes the hardest endeavor easy.


Max & Emmy lou – Welcoming committee

Max & Emmy Lou are our faithful mascots, they greet every visitor and volunteer with a hearty woof and a cuddle.


Minew is in charge of keeping undesirables away from the grain and supplements. She does an exacting job and we couldn’t ask for a better security guard. Oh, and she likes to cuddle too!