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

Cindy Demers

Cindy Demers

Barn Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Patrice Gibson

Patrice Gibson

Development Director

Morgan Helms

Morgan Helms

Director of Programs, 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

Therapists

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

Emily Barlowe

Emily Barlowe

Speech-Language Pathologist

Deb Barham

Deb Barham

Occupational Therapist

Julie Barnett

Julie Barnett

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Delane Clark

Delane Clark

Physical Therapist

Jessie Fletcher

Jessie Fletcher

Physical Therapist

Lynne Knox

Lynne Knox

Occupational Therapist

Carolyn Lindsay

Carolyn Lindsay

Physical Therapy Assistant, Specialization Certification/Developmental Disabilities

Molly McGoff

Molly McGoff

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Alicia Newell

Alicia Newell

Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Stephanie Piatt

Stephanie Piatt

Occupational Therapist

Shayla’ Prioleau

Shayla’ Prioleau

Occupational Therapist

Kassi Rose

Kassi Rose

Physical Therapist

Kathy Warner

Kathy Warner

Speech-Language Pathologist

Riding Instructors

Katy Bretz

Katy Bretz

PATH Intl. Equine Specialist

Carmen Costa

Carmen Costa

PATH Intl. CTRI

Christina Davis

Christina Davis

PATH Intl. CTRI In Training

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

Lara Barnett

Lara Barnett

Horse Handler

Vinny Bocchino

Vinny Bocchino

Facility Grounds

Bernadette Clemens

Bernadette Clemens

Charlotte Farm Volunteer Coordinator, Horse Handler, PATH Intl. Equine Specialist

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

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

Eric Schumacher

Eric Schumacher

Facility Grounds

Heather Todd

Heather Todd

PATH Intl. CTRI in training