Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, Certified NJ School Nurse, Certified PATH instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, EAGALA Certified and Eagala Individual Military Provider
Jeanne has a unique skill set as she has promoted health and healing across the life span of all ages and types of people in many different settings as a RN, Educator and Therapist. She is a life long horsewomen who is living her dream of being able to share with others the healing power of horses, and began practicing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in 2006 using the EAGALA Model. Jeanne has been a PATH instructor for over 15 years. Jeanne has many fortes and specializes in working with people dealing with addictions, family and couples therapy, grief and loss, veterans, and women’s issues.
Stephanie Savoia, LSW, MClinEd, NJ Certified School Social Worker, Eagala Certified Mental Health Specialist with Military Designation
Stephanie fell in love with horses when her daughter began taking riding lessons in 2016. She became determined to merge the two worlds of horses and therapy.
Stephanie is a veteran of the United States Air Force. While in the military, she met her husband, an exchange pilot from the Italian Air Force. Stephanie is very passionate about horses and helping people.
Madeleine Scuderi BA, MS, Occupational Therapist
OTR- Path Certified Riding Instructor
Path Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
Graduating from Ursinus College in May of 2017, Maddy received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in Spanish and Studio Art. She spent her summer interning at Equine Assisted Therapy of New Jersey, where she discovered a field in which she could combine her passion for horses with her dedication to helping other people.
2020. Maddy has a strong interest in the study of the functional movement of both people and horses, the utilization of both art and nature in treatment planning, sensory integration techniques, and NDT techniques. She also has a strong interest in the use of natural horsemanship within her OT sessions.
Matt is a Medically retired, combat veteran. He was a medic for 26 years and retired as a Sergeant First Class (SFC).
Matt found us while establishing a program called Veteran Equine Therapy Specialists (V.E.T.S) Together we are working to provide equine assisted therapy to veterans at no cost in order to do our part in reducing veteran suicides. Matt brings a sense of fun and hope to all of our activities. He also has the ability to cut through the red tape that can often prevent veterans from getting the care needed.
Kathryn Lashbrook, BA