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 Davis

James Davis

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

Veronica Miller

Veronica Miller

Billing Specialist

Dr. Kelly Coney Pacious

Dr. Kelly Coney Pacious

Therapy Supervisor, Physical Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist, HPCS Certified Therapist, PATH Intl. CTRI

Rose Ann Putnam

Rose Ann Putnam

Billing Specialist

Joan Rex

Joan Rex

Community and Impact Day Liaison

Patti Combs

Patti Combs

Bookkeeper

Therapists

Sherri Beckman

Sherri Beckman

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

Delane Clark

Delane Clark

Physical Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

Kimberly Frye

Kimberly Frye

Occupational Therapist

Dawn Hancock

Dawn Hancock

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist, HPCS Certified Therapist

Holly Heller

Holly Heller

Occupational Therapy Assistant, PATH Intl. Registered Instructor

Claudia Hunter

Claudia Hunter

OTR/L

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Occupational Therapist

Lynne Knox

Lynne Knox

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

Lucia Pasquel-Lefebvre

Lucia Pasquel-Lefebvre

Speech-Language Pathologist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

Carolyn Lindsay

Carolyn Lindsay

Physical Therapy Assistant, AHA Level 2 Therapist, Specialization Certification/Developmental Disabilities

Jenelle Mrugalski

Jenelle Mrugalski

Occupational Therapist

Alicia Newell

Alicia Newell

Mental Health Counselor

Francesca Nixon

Francesca Nixon

Physical Therapist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

Stephanie Piatt

Stephanie Piatt

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

Kassi Rose

Kassi Rose

Physical Therapist, AHA Level 1

Ashley Seal

Ashley Seal

Occupational Therapist, AHA Level 2 Therapist

Wendy Seykowski

Wendy Seykowski

Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC

Rachel Walker

Rachel Walker

Occupational Therapist Assistant, AHA Level 2, PATH, Intl CTRI

Kathy Warner

Kathy Warner

Speech-Language Pathologist, AHA Level 1 Therapist

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

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

Julie Wilkins

Julie Wilkins

PATH Intl. CTRI, PATH Intl. Equine Specialist

Facilities & Equine Staff

Christine Haas

Christine Haas

Horse Handler, RN, BSN, CEN

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

Horse Handler

Destynee Sanders

Destynee Sanders

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

Heather Todd

Heather Todd

PATH Intl. CTRI in training