Meet our staff

There are a considerable amount of people needed for our programs to function. On average, three people are directly required to put on just one session for one child. Considering how many participants we serve a week that means a lot of people are involved. Depending on the program, two of the three people involved any given session are either a certified riding instructor and/or a licensed therapist.

All of our therapists are board certified in their specialty (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy) and are certified with the American Hippotherapy Association. Our riding instructors, working with those with special needs, are certified with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.

Leadership & Administration

Milinda Kirkpatrick

Milinda Kirkpatrick

Executive Director, PATH Registered Instructor

 

Jessamyn Farrell

Jessamyn Farrell

Assistant Director

 

Carmen Costa

Carmen Costa

Program Director, PATH Intl. Instructor

 

Dr. Kelly Coney Pacious

Dr. Kelly Coney Pacious

HPOT Program Supervisor, Physical Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist, HPCS Certified Therapist, PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

 

Rose Ann Putnam

Rose Ann Putnam

Billing Specialist

Leslie Lytton

Leslie Lytton

Office Manager, PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

 

Kristen Spencer

Kristen Spencer

Barn Manager / Development Director

Therapists

Dominique Bostic-Arrington

Dominique Bostic-Arrington

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

Delane Clark

Delane Clark

Physical Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

 

Dawn Hancock

Dawn Hancock

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist, HPCS Certified Therapist

 

Ginny Harrison

Ginny Harrison

Licensed Counselor (NCLPC and NCC)

Allison Josilin

Allison Josilin

Physical Therapist, Level 1 Therapist

Ellen Key

Ellen Key

Occupational Therapist

Lynne Knox

Lynne Knox

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

 

Carolyn Lindsay

Carolyn Lindsay

Physical Therapy Assistant, PATH Registered Therapist, Specialization Certification/Developmental Disabilities

 

Rachel Muolo

Rachel Muolo

Occupational Therapist Assistant, Level 1 Therapist

Colleen Nolan

Colleen Nolan

Speech Therapist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

 

Susan Pearce

Susan Pearce

Physical Therapist, AHCB Certified Therapist

 

Stephanie Piatt

Stephanie Piatt

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

 

Ashley Seal

Ashley Seal

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

 

Leslie Weatherhead

Leslie Weatherhead

Physical Therapist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

 

Riding Instructors

Debbie Cloy

Debbie Cloy

PATH Intl. Registered Riding Instructor

 

Madison Hood-Bowker

Madison Hood-Bowker

PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, and CHA Level III Certified Instructor

 

Sarah Lafone

Sarah Lafone

PATH Intl. Registered Riding Instructor

 

Elisabeth Larson

Elisabeth Larson

PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, Mecklenburg Farm Point of Contact/Schedule Coordinator

 

Verena Stock

Verena Stock

PATH Intl. Registered Riding Instructor

 

Facilities & Equine Staff

Christine Barna

Christine Barna

Horse Handler

Jessi Culbertson

Jessi Culbertson

Equine Specialist, PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

 

Rex Culbertson

Rex Culbertson

Facility Manager - Mecklenburg Farm

 

Cindy Demers

Cindy Demers

Barn Manager

 

Barbara DiNicola

Barbara DiNicola

Horse Handler

Hayden Lytton

Hayden Lytton

Horse Handler

Destynee Sanders

Destynee Sanders

Horse Handler

Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson

Horse Handler

 

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