06/03/2008 12:00AM

Jockey's endowment elects chair

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Nancy LaSala, chairwoman of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, has been elected to chair the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment Board.

Other officers elected by the fund's board included Gina Lavo as treasurer and Steve Gigliotti as secretary. A California lawyer, Barry Broad, has been retained as the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment Board's counsel.

Tomey Jean Swan has resigned from the board, and has been replaced by Jack Fires, previously an ex-officio member.

The nine-member board is now made up of LaSala, Fires, Don Farrar, Gigliotti, Lavo, Terry Meyocks, Laffit Pincay Jr., Richard Shapiro, and John Velazquez.

Founded in 2002, the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment seeks to raise money to provide aid to disabled riders across the country.