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State Co-Chairs

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Audrey Adamson joined MANE full time in 2007 after two years of volunteer work with the program. She took the reins as Program Administrator in November of 2011. Not only is she a PATH Intl. Registered Certified Instructor, Audrey is also a  certified Educator in Autism tutor working under a BCBA to provide ABA in the home and on horseback. An advocated for those with disabilities and chronic disease, Audrey was invited by the American Kidney Fund to participate in Kidney Action Day in Washington D.C. in 2014.

Audrey graduated with honors from Auburn University Montgomery with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2005. Audrey is certified by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) which is the only workforce development organization that certifies diverse, work-ready talent for the nonprofit sector. She is an active alumnus of the Auburn Montgomery Chapter and was nominated NLA Nonprofit Professional of the Year in 2013.

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Sarah has been a horse fan since she was five years old. She has owned horses since she was sixteen and currently has a palomino mare that is registered with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Sarah has been riding for 23 years and is very experienced in the Western discipline. She often joins her family and friends on long trail rides across the state of Alabama. Originally from Anniston, Sarah has lived in several diverse places but has made a home in the Montgomery, Alabama area. She loves her students and equine partners at MANE and always welcomes any opportunity to further her knowledge about teaching those with special needs.

Sarah received a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Montevallo in 2009. She earned numerous excellence in writing and excellence in research awards. Her senior thesis project for graduation, "Warsaw at War: Resistance in Poland 1939-1945" was chosen to be presented at the university's Undergraduate Research Day, which is a prestigious event focusing on excellent research of graduating students.

Volunteer Advisor Team

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Alabama Announcements March 2015

Awareness Events

PATH Alabama will have a booth at the SLE Rodeo on March 19-21 to promote awareness of therapeutic riding and Alabama Centers. Volunteers are needed to man the booth and advocate for therapeutic riding and local centers during the day on Saturday! Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get involved.

Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who helped man the booth at the Alabama Horse Fair the weekend of Feb 28 to March 1! We appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to promote EAAT in Alabama.

We also want to thank everyone who came out for the State Meeting held that weekend! We received valuable feedback on how to connect with each other as well as input on PATH Intl. issues. If you missed the state meeting, don’t worry! You can always contact us with any issues, concerns or feedback you may have.

Region Conference

The Region 5 2015 Conference will be held in Alabama on July 31 to August 2 at EASI a small PAC in Jasper AL. Thank you so much Melissa Searcy, the EASI team and Bevil Community College for this opportunity! It’s Alabama’s time to shine so please consider presenting at the conference. Fill out an abstract here.

Stay Connected!

Make sure to stay connected! Check out these avenues to stay in touch with those in your state and region
Region 5 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/764724240233106/
Alabama Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pathintlal
Twitter: @pathintlal
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pathalabama/
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Job Openings

Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians (MANE), Montgomery Alabama
Executive Director, a non-profit equine assisted therapeutic riding program located in Montgomery, Alabama, is seeking a results-driven PATH International Certified Instructor to lead our exceptional Premier program staff. MANE offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Candidate must have five years’ instructional/management experience in equine assisted activities setting.
The successful candidate will:
•    Structure and develop content and standards for our PATH Premier Program.
•    Monitor performance objectives for staff, equine partners, and program participants.
•    Manage staff /Board/volunteer/participant relationships.
•    Work to provide support for all program activities, including financial oversight, fundraising, instructional content, equine and site maintenance, volunteer recruitment and training, and community partnerships.
•    Ensure continued development and implementation of best practices, policies and procedures, program protocols and services.
•    Gather, maintain, and analyze key program performance indicators, and alert the Board of Directors when targets are at risk.
•    Perform analysis and staff training as assigned in support of new program initiatives.
•    Support and prepare necessary documentation and program materials for ongoing PATH Premier Program Certification maintenance.
MANE is seeking an Executive Director with a proactive working style with demonstrated ability to prioritize responsibilities and activities. This position requires strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as staff management experience. The successful candidate must be an energetic, self-motivated, and adaptable person with a strong service orientation; someone with a “do what it takes” attitude. If you’d like to lead a team that is dedicated to our mission to provide safe and effective equine assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities in an atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration, come join our team at MANE!
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send resume with cover letter, including salary history and requirements, to Bettie Borton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Events

Join The Red Barn at Sloss Furnaces on April 25th, 2015, at 4:30 for the 2nd annual Birmingham Get Up! Enjoy an evening of music, food, drink, and fun - all benefiting The Red Barn's programs.

Tickets are $15. Presented by: Birmingham Mountain Radio, Good People Brewing Company, and Druid City Brewing Company.

 
Thank you for everything you do for the therapeutic riding industry! Please let us know if there is any thing we can help you with.
 
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