Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation elected three new members to the Board of Trustees at its annual meeting on January 12, 2021. The new trustees are Sloan Lindemann Barnett, Caroline Moran, and Laura Wasserman. The USET is the philanthropic partner of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and supports America’s elite and developing international High Performance horses and athletes.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these three accomplished women to USET’s Board of Trustees,” said W. James McNerney, Jr., Chairman, President, and CEO of USET. “These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge about their respective fields to the table. Their diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, in partnership with a passion for the horse and commitment to High Performance sport, will help propel the USET Foundation and the USEF programs it supports forward, particularly as we enter one of the busiest and most challenging years to date.”
Sloan Lindemann Barnett
Sloan Barnett is the author of The New York Times Best Seller: Green Goes with Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet and is also the author of The End of Food Allergy, a landmark book on preventing, diagnosing, and reversing food allergies.
Barnett has been a television and print journalist for more than 15 years, appearing on-air as a consumer and green contributor on NBC’s Today Show in addition to being the consumer editor for the NBC affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has also appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show, has been a legal and consumer expert for Fox, CNN, and ABC, and has hosted women’s talk shows for Lifetime and Oxygen.
Barnett began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, New York, and went on to write a legal and consumer advice column for the New York Daily News for nearly a decade.
Barnett received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her law degree from NYU School of Law. She is a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of NYU School of Law, the President’s Council at Brown University, and was the Chair of the California Pacific Medical Center Board.
Moran is a lifelong equestrian who was born and raised in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Her riding career began with the Radnor Hunt Pony Club and included fox hunting with the Radnor Hunt and the Cheshire Foxhounds. Moran was also an avid competitor earning top championships in the Amateur-Owner Hunter and Jumper divisions over the years.
In 2013, Moran was the recipient of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Amateur Sportsmanship Award, and in 2017, Moran was the inaugural recipient of the Kavar Kerr Distinguished Service Award, presented by the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Committee, for exceptional dedication, leadership, and commitment to the WCHR Program through volunteer service and philanthropic efforts.
Since retiring from competition, Moran has become a distinguished owner of competition horses for eventing, including Olympic team gold medalist Phillip Dutton, as well as for top hunter trainer and rider Havens Schatt.
Moran has served as the co-chair of the Peter Wetherill USHJA/WCHR Hunter Spectacular of Palm Beach and also served on the board of directors of numerous equestrian and non-equestrian organizations, including Caridad Center, the largest free healthcare clinic in Florida that aims to upgrade the health, education, and living standards of underserved children and families, Danny & Ron’s Rescue, and The Middleburg Classic Horse Show.
Laura Z. Wasserman
Laura Z. Wasserman is a philanthropist who is passionate about education, child welfare, and animals. She is a Trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association where she serves as Vice Chair on the Development and Nominating Committees. She is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience and Support (CARES), and serves as Board Chair of College Track’s Los Angeles Local Advisory Board. Wasserman is on the Common Sense Media Local Advisory Board in Los Angeles, a member of the New Profit Leadership Circle of Reimagine Learning, and a member of the Understood.org Parent Advisory Council. She is also involved with the Wasserman Foundation, which is focused on education, arts and culture, health, service, and global initiatives.
For 15 years, Wasserman was an independent Music Supervisor on numerous film projects, including “Moulin Rouge,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Serendipity,” “Great Expectations,” “The Beach,” “Scooby Doo,” and “Shark Tale.”
Wasserman holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Berkley. She resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Casey Wasserman, and two children.