Board of Trustees

jessica normandJessica Normand is the Senior Marketing Manager for Equine Pharmaceuticals and a member of the Equine Leadership Team for Zoetis. Prior to this, Jessica was Senior Director of Product Research & Development for SmartPak Equine, where she was a passionate leader for over fifteen years. Jessica helped to found SmartPak’s world class Customer Care team, led the early development of SmartSupplements, a leading line of equine nutritional supplements, and was part of the team that developed the ColiCare colic surgery reimbursement program. Throughout her career Jessica has worked extensively with horse owners, equine veterinarians, and farriers, alike.

From 2015-2018 Jessica was an active volunteer for Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes, a PATH Intl. Member Center in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, before relocating to New Jersey at the end of 2018 for her role with Zoetis. Jessica has been a member of the PATH Equine Welfare Committee since January 2017 and has been a presenter at the PATH pre-conference Equine Welfare Workshop and the Virtual Conference.

Jessica holds an A.S. in Equine Industries and a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a M.B.A. from Babson College. A lifelong rider, Jessica’s equine partner is an 11-year-old Lippitt Morgan gelding named Sawyer with whom she does everything from Western Dressage to Working Equitation.

Adam DaurioAdam Daurio is an accomplished executive director and attorney, with experience in, knowledge of, and passion for the equestrian, livestock and agricultural industries.

From 2004 to 2010, Daurio's legal practice included agricultural law, real estate and business law, general contracts, nonprofit organizations and western lifestyle consultation. From 2010 to 2014, Daurio was the executive director of a public charity that provided equine-assisted activities and therapies and other educational experiences to individuals with special needs. In 2014, Daurio became the director of administration for Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center.

Daurio received undergraduate degrees in agricultural extension and event management, and agricultural economics, from Colorado State University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming Law School.

Daurio’s philanthropic work includes volunteering as a board or committee member for the Colorado State Fair Foundation, the Western Stock Show Association and the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

Daurio’s hobbies include showing Quarter Horses in western all-around, reining and cowhorse events, as well as being an avid boot camp and crossfit fitness participant.

KC HenryKC Henry is principal of Transitions Unlimited LLC, a consulting firm for nonprofit businesses. She helped thousands of leaders and administrators with organizational development, board development and strategic planning. KC has served on boards, staffs and committees nationally and internationally; she has also presented training sessions and facilitated retreats across the world. She has served on the PATH Intl board, as a PATH Intl state and regional chairman and was honored with the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award.

KC helped to found three EAAT centers and served as executive director, or interim ED for numerous programs including Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding Center (Cleveland, OH) and the Horses and Humans Research Foundation. Although her career work has touched nonprofits of all kinds, her passion has remained in the equine-assisted activity field. Full resume and more information can be found at: www.TransitionsUnlimited.net

Robin KruegerRobin Krueger joined the executive team of Northwest Center as chief financial officer in 2013 with deep experience in executive financial leadership, accounting and information technology. Robin has filled senior financial leadership roles with an array of early stage companies, as well as long tenure with both Alaska Airlines and PACCAR. Her expertise includes development of world class financial teams, mergers and acquisitions, capital equipment debt and lease financing, investment management, board operations and all other aspects of financial operations.

Robin’s career highlights include capital asset fundraising of over $1 billion using global sources, including initial public offerings; managing an $850 million investment portfolio; and negotiating complex mergers and acquisitions.

She currently leads the finance, accounting, budgeting, IT, and development departments at Northwest Center. Robin holds a master's certificate in accounting from Seattle University and an MBA degree in international business from The George Washington University.

brandan montminyBrandan Montminy is an attorney at the Dallas office of the global law firm Locke Lord LLP and is dedicated to providing responsive and practical advice and counsel to clients in a wide array of litigation matters, as well as in privacy, data protection, cybersecurity compliance, and incident preparedness and response. Brandan represents clients across multiple industries, including banking & finance, commercial, construction, health care, insurance, professional services, real estate, and technology.

Brandan’s litigation experience includes advising and representing a variety of local and foreign businesses and individuals throughout the litigation process, including managing discovery, leading mediations, preparing and defending witnesses for depositions and trial testimony, defending and taking depositions, working with expert witnesses, preparing clients and matters for trial, negotiating complex settlement agreements, and providing post-verdict and appellate advice.

Brandan is also a member of the Firm’s nationally recognized Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and Incident Response Team. Whether advising clients prophylactically regarding the design and implementation of privacy, data protection, and vendor policies and contracts, or reactively by directing forensic investigation, analysis, or litigation stemming from potential data breaches, Brandan leverages the Firm’s resources and relationships with vendors in consulting, forensics, public relations, and consumer services to provide clients seamless solution solving.

Brandan is married to Jessica Montminy, and has one son, Ethan. In their free time, they enjoy traveling and competing in competitive dog sports with their Belgian Malinois. Brandan currently serves on the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees and the Grievance Review Panel.

Lili and TezLili (Elizabeth) Kellogg, the CEO of Equest, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and therapeutic horsemanship program in Dallas, has been involved in the therapeutic riding industry since 1987. Before taking the helm at Equest she served as the executive director of SIRE in Houston, the director of ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship in McKinney, Texas, and the program director at Equest. Prior to moving to Texas in 1984, she served on the faculty in the Equine Management Department of the University of Minnesota Technical College, Waseca.

Lili, who received her BS degree in animal science from Colorado State University, is a PATH Intl. Certified Master instructor and has coached equestrian teams at national and international levels including on Team USA at the 1996 Paralympics. Lili has also served on numerous committees and task forces and was the 2002 recipient of the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award.

Lili, and her husband, Bernie, enjoy traveling, riding their Quarter Horses, swimming, playing cards, attending sporting events and spending time with family and friends.

edmund milfordEd Milford is a battle-tested finance leader with 30+ years of business experience in private industry and public accounting. Ed obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from Brooklyn College in NYC and received his CPA license from New York State in 1988. Ed started his career in NYC with Arthur Andersen & Co. (considered the largest accounting firm in the ‘80s) as an auditor. In 1984, he joined the Internal Audit department of Avon Products, Inc. (a Fortune 250 company) in their New York office. For nearly 30 years at Avon, he has held various positions of increasing responsibilities in areas of controllership, consolidations & reporting, internal audit, finance transformation, and finance, planning & analysis. He has led various high profile projects, strategic planning sessions and internal investigations. He also gained invaluable international work experience traveling extensively for Avon throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. His work experience included three successful relocation assignments that included Springdale, OH, Atlanta, GA, and San Juan, PR. Ed also served as the acting general manager for Avon Caribbean Operations.

Ed owns and solely operates Milford Consulting with a focus on small to medium businesses. He provides an array of services, including management and finance reporting, accounting, strategic planning, internal controls, budgeting, money management training and process redesign.

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Kim is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor, education/program administrator and instructor at Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Augusta, MI. She is also a PATH Intl. instructor evaluator, accreditation site visitor, past region 4 rep and membership outreach committee chair, and current governance committee member. Kim worked in South Korea developing centers and instructors.

Among many hobbies, she enjoys ice hockey. Kim is from Climax, MI.

shannon carterShannon S. Carter, EdD, CAE, is currently the vice president of education for the Scrum Alliance, where she directs the education and credentialing activities for the world’s organization of Scrum and Agile management practitioners. Prior to assuming her role at Scrum, Shannon was the chief executive officer of the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) and has held various staff leadership positions with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). In her professional roles, she has led organizations through the development and management of growth of accredited certification programs.

Dr. Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Northeastern University. She is CAE certified and has served on the boards of directors for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the American Society of Training Development Certification Institute (ASTD-CI). She currently sits on the board of directors for the Institute of Credentialing Institute (ICE) and on the CAE Commission.

In addition to her role at Scrum, Dr. Carter actively speaks, publishes and advises organizations on product development, governance and strategy to support learning and credentialing goals. Her professional passions include lifelong learning, strengthening organizational cultures and developing future leaders.

Craig Huffhines photo for webCraig Huffhines was named executive vice president and CEO of the American Quarter Horse Association on April 1, 2015. Growing up on a small cow-calf operation in north central Texas, he pursued his dream of working in the livestock industry by first attending Texas A&M University where he participated on the livestock evaluation team, was an officer of the Block and Bridle Club, and received a degree in animal science. He then pursued a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University where he worked on several meat animal industry research projects, one which established the specifications for the Certified Hereford Beef program.

The American Hereford Association hired Mr. Huffhines in 1992 to develop from scratch the industry production partnerships for delivering a high quality USDA Certified beef program marketed into multiple retail, restaurateur, and international consumer channels. In 1997, Huffhines was named EVP and CEO of the American Hereford Association. For 18 years, he assembled a team of high energy association managers with a focus on science-based technology, education and youth development, consumer marketing, and strong national and international communication. Under his leadership, the Hereford breed reversed a 30-year market share decline while growing the association’s youth membership program by 25%.

At AQHA, Mr. Huffhines is assembling a dynamic team of professionals with a focus on delivering 21st century technology to serve the more than 260,000 AQHA members and more than 700,000 Quarter Horse owners while working on programs that will welcome youth and young families into our rich equine lifestyle.

david foleyDavid L. Foley currently serves as the executive director for the American Association of Equine Practitioners, where he began working in 1988. Initially serving in a variety of positions within the AAEP, he was promoted to executive director in 2000. A native of Louisville, KY, David is a 1985 graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a BS degree in agricultural economics.

Mr. Foley is active within the equine, veterinary and association communities and has served on numerous committees for a variety of organizations, including the American Horse Council, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and as a former board member for PATH Intl. He is currently vice president for the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America, serves on the advisory board for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and is a past president of both the American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives and the Kentucky Society of Association Executives.

He and his wife, Wendi, live in Lexington, KY, and have two adult children, Chase and Katie.

hope handWhen one thinks of Hope Carolyn Hand, the word ‘remarkable’ immediately comes to mind. Living with spina bifida since birth, Ms. Hand is among the world’s most accomplished riders in the sport of dressage--the ability to guide a horse in precision movements through barely imperceptible body movements.

Ms. Hand has been a participant in the Paralympic Games, is a British Invitational gold medal winner and a World Dressage Championship medal winner.

Ms. Hand has worked with the IRS since 1967.  According to a flyer put out by her employer, "We’ve seen Hope grow in confidence and skill – both in her chosen sport and in her professional accomplishments – since she first joined us in 1967. 'We are athletes like any other,' she maintains. To us, Hope is a role model like no other."

Jerry Black photo for webJerry Black, DVM, Director, Equine Sciences Colorado State University, is a 1971 graduate of the veterinary school at Colorado State University and is currently the director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as well as the director of Equine Sciences in the College of Agriculture Sciences.

Dr. Black is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and a past president of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association. He continues to be involved in the horse industry by serving as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council, is a Director of the AQHA and serves on the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission. Dr. Black serves as the immediate past chairman of the AAEP’s Welfare and Public Policy Council and is also the chair of the Medication Review Committee for the National Cutting Horse Association.

Dr. Black has received the distinguished alumnus award from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and is an American Association of Equine Practitioners Distinguished Life Member.

Lynn Coakley photo for webLynn Coakley is the president and founder of the EQUUS Foundation.

Ms. Coakley has been employed in the nonprofit sector for more than 40 years, with experience in financial management, systems analysis, business development, information technology, event planning, publishing, marketing and public relations, and strategic planning. Prior to her founding the EQUUS Foundation in 2002, she served as president and chief operating officer of a publishing and association management firm for more than 20 years, and was responsible for the management of multiple nonprofit organizations with total budgets in excess of $2.5 million.

Ms. Coakley has been a lifelong equestrian and dedicated animal welfare advocate.

andrea beetzAndrea M. Beetz, Psychologist (MA), PhD, has worked in the science and practice of human-animal interaction for more than 20 years. In her research she investigated a wide variety of topics including: the basic mechanisms of action in animal-assisted interventions and human-animal interactions; attachment between humans and dogs; effects of school dogs; animal-assisted interventions in therapy and special education with horses, dogs and guineapigs; and the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.

Dr. Beetz is an expert on animal-assisted education and has presented her work in many international journals and at conferences. She is active on the boards of the International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ), the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO), and the International Society for Animal-Assisted Therapy (ISAAT). Currently, she is affiliated with the Department of Special Education at the Universit of Rostock, Germany, and the Department of Behavioral Biology, University of Vienna, Austria.

larry pence for webLarry D. Pence, Command Sergeant Major U.S. Army (Ret.), was the vice president of the board of directors for Horses and Humans Research Foundation, where he helped address using alternative treatments with the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

CSM Pence was the co-founder of The Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program in coordination with The Walter Reed National Military medical Center and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. This program led to collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl. There are now more than 300 PATH Intl. Member Centers across the nation serving veterans.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Infantry Operations and Intelligence School and the Norwegian Winter Operations School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969 and served in a variety of assignments, including service in the Republic of Vietnam as a small unit leader, drill sergeant in a basic training company, battalion operations sergeant, battalion intelligence sergeant, squad leader and platoon sergeant. He retired in 1997. From 1997 thru 2013 he was a project manager for CACI International.

james brady michael kaufmannMichael Kaufmann is the Farm & Wildlife Director at the PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Green Chimneys Farm in Brewster, NY, and the Director of The Sam and Myra Ross Institute. He has been a PATH Intl. member since 1989, is a certified instructor and has published and lectured internationally on animal-assisted activities/therapy and animal welfare.

Michael has been actively involved in human and animal interaction programs, animal welfare and in humane education for more than 25 years. In 2005 he joined Green Chimneys Children’s Services as Farm and Wildlife Director and in 2012 was named Director of the Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, a program dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world. At Green Chimneys Farm, he directs all aspects of the nature based therapeutic/educational programs and supervises the Institute dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world.

Michael worked on instructor certification and criteria, creating the professional standards for our industry. He took Strides Magazine to the award-winning publication it is today. With the PATH Intl. Board and Staff he gathered professionals for the Terminology Summit, building the language for our burgeoning field, and he helped guide and shape equine-facilitated psychotherapy, one of the fastest growing parts of our industry, through the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association of which he was a founding board member.

Michael was named the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award recipient in 2016.

moira corcoranMoira Corcoran is a Certified Public Accountant and the owner of Corcoran Business Advisors, a tax and financial planning firm in Chicago, IL. Moira is a graduate from Loyola University Chicago, where she received her BBA degree in Accounting. After graduation, Moira worked in the public accounting industry at two of the big four firms for a span of five years until she decided to move into private practice. Moira grew up as an avid equestrian and a volunteer for her mother’s hippotherapy program. In her free time, Moira enjoys riding and showing her horse, working out, and spending time with friends and her American Pitbull Terrier named Kaner.

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Scott Carver is a driven financial leader with more than sixteen years of experience in accounting, auditing and strategic planning, thriving in fast-paced, rapidly changing environments. Scott is an adept leader with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record for providing solutions to streamline operations at nonprofit organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Boy Scouts of America, World Relief, Orbis International and the Franklin Institute. Currently, he sits on the Finance Committee and is the Audit Committee Chair for PATH Intl.

Scott met his wife Erica while attending Pennsylvania State University where he earned his bachelor's Degree in Accounting. They currently reside in Ambler, Pennsylvania with their two daughters, Lily (6) and Sadie (5), who are 11 months apart in age.

Scott is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Scott shares: As an uncle and cousin to children with disabilities, equine-assisted activities and therapies have been an integral part of our life. It was my father's love for horses that first led our family to Sebastian Riding Associates. My father wanted to make a deeper impact, while still interacting with horses, so he attended an accredited equine massage therapy course to volunteer his time massaging the horses every Saturday and prepping them for the following week's activities. Seeing the impact that equine-assisted activities have on participants' lives created a passion throughout our entire family to help the continued success and joy it brings to its riders.

patti coylePatti began her professional career working in the banking and financial services industry for 25 years holding a variety of positions, including senior vice president of a major New England bank as well as attaining her Certified Financial Planning designation.

Upon retirement in 1995, Patti discovered the world of therapeutic riding through an old friend. After volunteering for Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in NY and CT for four years, she enrolled in the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course at High Hopes in Old Lyme, CT, successfully completing the course in April 1999. Patti is currently a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor who has taught therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities at both High Hopes and Pegasus Therapeutic Riding.

While at High Hopes (from 1999 until 2009), Patti was on the faculty where she taught and mentored instructors in training. Subsequently, she served as executive director of Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster, NY, from May 2004 to April 2012. In 2013, Patti returned to High Hopes where she currently serves as training and education director. In this role she provides leadership and direction for training and education activities to ensure that quality services are provided with trained faculty to meet the needs of High Hopes and the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies in a manner that reinforces best industry practices.

Patti has served PATH Intl. as a Lead Evaluator for on-site workshops and certifications, an Associate Evaluator for advanced certifications and Lead Site Visitor for accrediting centers. She has served on a number of PATH Intl. committees and acted as past Region 1 Representative. Patti currently serves on the PATH Intl. Governance Committee.

Patti was awarded the NARHA President’s Award in 2006, which was given in recognition of contributions through outstanding leadership, dedication and service to NARHA and the field of equine-assisted activities. Patti was also awarded the NARHA Volunteer Leadership Recognition Award for Programs and Standards in 2010.



I am passionate about the EAAT Industry, the work we do and the individuals we serve. I am looking forward to combining this passion with both my for-profit business skills and current nonprofit experience. I am excited about the work of PATH Intl. and the potential for the future of this field. I feel privileged to be a part of such a special group of people.

sue-becklenbergI’m a native Missourian, and although I was born and raised as a city kid in St. Louis (Go Cards!) I’m from a family that has always had a variety of animals as part of the household. I was that kid who got a pony for Christmas when I was 10 (oh yeah – I really did), and horses have been a part of my life ever since. My current household consists of two dogs, two cats, and five horses. My extended family includes two married children, six grandchildren, one more cat, three more dogs, and four more horses. It’s a family thing.

My professional background includes more than 25 years of financial management experience, primarily in the fields of healthcare and education. I hold a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU), and I’m currently employed at MU as the Director of Business Administration for the College of Arts & Science. Previously, I was the Director of Finance for the MU School of Medicine for 14 years. So yes, I’m also a big MU Tigers fan!

I became involved with therapeutic riding 14 years ago when my children were graduating and leaving home, and I suddenly had time on my hands to fill. I began as a volunteer sidewalker and leader, and as I saw firsthand the truly amazing things that were happening in that arena, I became more and more involved. I earned my certification as a therapeutic riding instructor about nine years ago. I currently teach three classes a week (and it is always the best three hours of my week) at Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in Columbia, MO. I also serve as an associate site visitor. I am an avid supporter of PATH Intl., and I believe the structure, services and support that the organization provides for members and member centers is a critical advantage for the continued growth and development of our industry.

I’m proud to be able to say I am a member of PATH Intl. and am truly honored to serve this organization any way I can.

joahn-hallI have been in practice as a family physician for 25 years. I have been a horse owner for 26 years. The magic of the human-horse relationship is one that I had known intimately for years before the researchers verified the benefit of animal-human interactions. I have exposed many of my patients to horses in a therapeutic capacity over the years. I teach medical students and family practice residents who are interested in home care; an integral part of my practice includes making house calls. Often times, I take them with me to a PATH International center to expose them to a new innovative form of therapy.

 

I am excited that PATH Intl. has been so instrumental in developing the field. I hope to further the acceptance and recognition of hippotherapy, EAAT and therapeutic riding in any capacity possible.

kathy-alm

For the last 15 years, Kathy Alm served as Executive Director of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville, WA, one of the largest organizations in the industry. She grew the previously grassroots organization from a $280,000 annual operating budget to a professional $2.1 million organization, leading a staff of 23 full-time employees and building and operating a new $11 million facility.

Kathy has a unique depth of knowledge and understanding of the association and its membership. She served as the association board president in the 2010-2012 term, first joining the board of trustees in 2005. She has served as a membership oversight region representative and on a variety of committees in a leadership capacity.


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Ross Braun started volunteering with therapeutic riding centers in 1988 and became a registered instructor in 2000. He volunteered at therapeutic riding centers in Missouri and Maryland and currently volunteers at Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley and Ride On St. Louis.  He has been a center accreditation site visitor since 2000. Ross served as the Maryland state chair and Region 2 Rep and joined the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees in 2010. He retired in 2010 after a 30-year career as a conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

I am passionate about working with people with disabilities and equine-assisted activities. The benefits of our member-based organization are remarkably valuable. It is rewarding and a great pleasure to be involved with PATH Intl.

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Holly Schmitt Fox, DVM, is the owner/veterinarian at Foxwood Equine Sports Medicine. She studied veterinary medicine at Ohio State University. She has previously served on the board of trustees for PATH Intl. She lives in Lexington, KY.

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Jim grew up on a small cattle and horse ranch in California. In his early career he worked on horse ranches in California, Nevada and Idaho. Jim was then employed by the Arabian Horse Registry for 16 years. He received his MBA from the University of Denver. He is the President & CEO and co-owner of MJM Global Search, an executive recruiting firm headquarter in Parker Colorado.
Jim has two adult children and two granddaughters who call him “Cowboy Grandpa.” He lives in Franktown, CO, with Anita, the love of his life. Jim and Anita keep three horses, and they trail ride and camp with their horses as often as possible.
 
Jim is the past president of the largest trail riding club in Colorado, the past president and board member of the local horse council, and the current Board of Trustees President for PATH Intl.

 

After I visited my first PATH center, I was hooked. The joy on the faces of the participants and the progress they made toward their individual challenges melted my heart, and I knew I needed to get involved to spread the word about EAAT. It is still my goal to do everything possible to help increase the number of PATH Intl. Centers and certified  professionals so everyone who may benefit from EAAT has that chance.

 

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Allyn Mann, director of strategic partnerships at Luitpold Animal Health, has been directly involved in the health and well-being of horses for 42 years. He has managed several equine pharmaceutical businesses with a focus on ethical products. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees for PATH Intl.

In his early years, Mr. Mann was a trainer and drove Standardbred race horses, mainly in the Northeast. He is passionate about horses and all who are involved in the industry.

jeff-beckJeff Beck is a corporate attorney with the Snell & Wilmer law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to attending law school, Jeff was a senior audit manager at KPMG LLP in Phoenix and remains a licensed CPA.

Jeff is married to Andrea Beck and they have two children, Cole (14) and Annika (12). Jeff currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

julie broadwayJulie has been involved with and had a passion for horses since she was child in North Carolina.

She holds a double major from the University of North Carolina, an MBA from Weems Graduate School at Meredith College and an Advanced Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Duke University.

In 2013, she received her commission as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.

Julie's career spans 30 years of leadership, ranging from major for-profit corporations, start-up firms and management consulting—focusing on nonprofits and small businesses. She served as the Executive Director of the American Morgan Horse Association and American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust 2007-2016 and is currently the President of the American Horse Council. She is a member of the Junior League, Society of Non-Profits, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and Association of Female Executives. She is President of the Board of Trustees for PATH Intl.

Julie and her husband, Tony, reside in Washington, DC, along with their Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Morgan horses. When not working you will find Julie gardening, riding her Morgan, or volunteering.

My experience with PATH International has enriched my life beyond words, and I firmly believe that people benefit from horses spiritually, emotionally, and/or physically. As Winston Churchill said, “There is something about the outside of the horse that is good for the inside of man."

PATH Intl is looking for a few dedicated professionals seeking to utilize their expertise in service to our non-profit membership Association through the volunteer Board of Trustees. In particular, the association is looking for individuals who are lawyers, accountants, veterinarians or doctors and are interested in the Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies industry. The association is also looking for individuals with non-profit board experience, marketing and management experience.  In the coming years we have several members who will reach term limits and are looking forward to mentoring new members prior to stepping down.

PATH Intl. is the global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspires and enriches the human spirit.  
Future Board prospects may be mentored by current board members through committee service and then considered for the BOT positions as vacancies occur.

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