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Diana Pikulski was named Executive Director of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), in January, 1997. Currently, Diana serves as the VP of External Affairs and as a member of the board of directors. She oversaw the initiation of the TRF’s horse adoption program in 1998, and expanded the groundbreaking TRF Second Chances Program from one facility to ten. A native of NJ, and the daughter of a mounted policeman, she received a bachelor’s degree from Drew University in Madison, NJ in 1984. She received a law degree from Vermont Law School in 1987. Ms. Pikulski practiced civil and criminal litigation for 10 years and was the president of the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. She also organized the first ongoing Free Legal Clinic in Vermont. Ms. Pikulski has showed jumpers and evented off-track Thoroughbreds her entire adult life and competed on the equestrian team during her college years and still enjoys riding horses with her daughter Harper. She resides in Saratoga Springs and Shushan, NY with her husband, Robert Duncan and daughter Harper Hutchins. She cares for seven retired Thoroughbreds.