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 have received training in hippotherapy treatment principles by the American Hippotherapy Association. Our riding instructors, working with those with special needs, are certified with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.

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Leadership & Administration

Milinda Kirkpatrick

Milinda Kirkpatrick

Executive Director, PATH Intl. CTRI

Jessamyn Farrell

Jessamyn Farrell

Assistant Director

James Thomas Davis, J.D.

James Thomas Davis, J.D.

General Counsel

Cindy Demers

Cindy Demers

Barn Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Patrice Gibson

Patrice Gibson

Development Director

Morgan Helms

Morgan Helms

Program Director – Mt. Holly farm, PATH Intl. CTRI

Elisabeth Larson

Elisabeth Larson

Program Director – Charlotte farm, PATH Intl. CTRI

Leslie Lytton

Leslie Lytton

Office Manager

Dr. Kelly Coney Pacious

Dr. Kelly Coney Pacious

Clinical Director, Physical Therapist, HPCS Certified Therapist, PATH Intl. CTRI

Rose Ann Putnam

Rose Ann Putnam

Billing Specialist

Joan Rex

Joan Rex

Impact Day Coordinator

Therapists

All PTs, OTs, and SLPs are required to undergo American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) coursework.

Sherri Beckman

Sherri Beckman

Occupational Therapist

Delane Clark

Delane Clark

Physical Therapist

Kimberly Frye

Kimberly Frye

Occupational Therapist

Dawn Hancock

Dawn Hancock

Occupational Therapist, HPCS Certified Therapist

Lynne Knox

Lynne Knox

Occupational Therapist

Carolyn Lindsay

Carolyn Lindsay

Physical Therapy Assistant, Specialization Certification/Developmental Disabilities

Melissa Mace

Melissa Mace

Physical Therapist

Jenelle Mrugalski

Jenelle Mrugalski

Occupational Therapist

Alicia Newell

Alicia Newell

Mental Health Counselor

Stephanie Piatt

Stephanie Piatt

Occupational Therapist

Kassi Rose

Kassi Rose

Physical Therapist

Becca Samuel

Becca Samuel

Mental Health Counselor, Therapy Aid and Equine Specialist in Training

Ashley Seal

Ashley Seal

Occupational Therapist

Wendy Seykowski

Wendy Seykowski

Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC

Kathy Warner

Kathy Warner

Speech-Language Pathologist

Charlotte Yost

Charlotte Yost

Occupational Therapist

Riding Instructors

Katy Bretz

Katy Bretz

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist

Miranda Cornille

Miranda Cornille

PATH Intl. CTRI in Training

Carmen Costa

Carmen Costa

PATH Intl. CTRI

Debbie Cloy

Debbie Cloy

PATH Intl. CTRI

Betsy Hamburg

Betsy Hamburg

PATH Intl. CTRI

Madison Hood-Bowker

Madison Hood-Bowker

PATH Intl. CTRI, and CHA Level III Certified Instructor

Jill Schwab

Jill Schwab

CHA Cognitive/Physical Level 2 Instructor

Tess Simons

Tess Simons

PATH Intl. CTRI in Training

Julie Wilkins

Julie Wilkins

PATH Intl. CTRI, PATH Intl. Equine Specialist

Facilities & Equine Staff

Bernadette Clemens

Bernadette Clemens

Horse Handler

David Cozart

David Cozart

Facility Grounds

Jessi Culbertson

Jessi Culbertson

PATH Intl. CTRI and USPC H-A

Kimberly Deal

Kimberly Deal

Conover, PATH, Intl. Equine Specialist

Barbara DiNicola

Barbara DiNicola

Horse Handler

Bill Killichner

Bill Killichner

Maintenance Supervisor - Conover

Ronda Mize

Ronda Mize

Horse Handler

Karen Niess

Karen Niess

Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Destynee Sanders

Destynee Sanders

PATH Intl. CTRI in Training, Barn Manager - Conover farm

Heather Todd

Heather Todd

PATH Intl. CTRI in training