Our Mission: “Horses Healing Humans" exists to enrich the lives of people with special challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies.
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Our Team

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Staff

lparadisLee Paradis, BA, BS, ESMT

Executive Director
Program Director
PATH, Int’l Certified Instructor
Equine Specialist in Mental Health
Member NARHA, EAGALA, FDRI, ARIA, OK Corral, PNH

Lee comes from an extensive background in horsemanship, leadership training, psychology, human development, and health care. Dually Certified by PATH, Int’l (Formerly NARHA) as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health, she also maintains certifications in CPR/AED/First Aid, Equine Massage, EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy), Equine Sports Massage Therapy, and continues to study the teachings of Epona, Natural Horsemanship and related studies. leeparadis@gmail.com

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Kathryn Asay Vine, AS, BS

Facilities/Equine Operations Director
PATH, Int’l Certified Advanced Instructor
Level 3 English CHA Riding Instructor
Equine Specialist in Mental Health

Kathryn contributes her considerable experience and knowledge as an instructor and Equine Specialist, and is responsible for creating “the Kathryn Effect” – a calming, nurturing influence that causes our horses to build confidence and helps them to enjoy their work. Kathryn’s background in Equine Sciences and management is invaluable to the program. hhhtrkv@gmail.com

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Kristin LeClair

Volunteer Coordinator

Kristin has long had an unwavering love of horses and an appreciation of the unique therapeutic effects they have on humans. After volunteering many hours with HHH, she joined the staff and looks forward to helping our programs grow and flourish. hhhctkristin@gmail.com

 

 

pganeyPatricia Ganey, BA

PATH, Int’l Certified Instructor
Equine Specialist in Mental Health

Patty has volunteered in Therapeutic Riding since 2003, became certified, and started teaching in 2011. Professionally, she worked in Management Consulting in Boston, MA for Bain and Company prior to taking time off to raise a family with her husband. Their small farm in Lyme is home to 3 horses, 3 large, loud Labradors and 3 sons. In her spare time, she competes in eventing and dressage with her latest project, a 9 year-old OTTB gelding. There’s also a wonderful Morgan mare and a distinguished, retired 31 year-old Appendix gelding.

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Lise B. Mayers, LCSW, ACSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Mental Health Advisor

A licensed clinical social worker in CT and RI, she started helping at therapeutic riding programs over 30 years ago. Lise has been a Therapist at Horses Healing Humans for four years. She is thrilled to be part of the team providing innovative programs to our clients.

 

 

Board of Directors

 Stefana Pecher, MD, FAAFP, CCFP, MCFP, Secretary

As a Board Certified Family Physician, Dr. Pecher is a valuable resource as a consultant and in rider assessments. Also a horsewoman, Dr. Pecher has a keen appreciation and understanding of the value of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy. She has been a pivotal influence in getting this program at HHH off the ground.

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James Venditto, Jr, MA, Advisory Member

Jim combines his lifetime of teaching, administrative experience, and love of farm life to help keep the facility safe and functional.

 

 

 

 

 

*** We are currently seeking dedicated Board members who understand our mission and want to help HHH grow. Please contact leeparadis@gmail.com

 

Internships

We offer 4-12 week internship programs for college Juniors and Seniors studying Psychotherapy, Animal Science, Equine Business Management, Therapeutic Horsemanship and other related studies. Housing and Scholarships may be available. Faculty recommendation required.

 

**HHH is currently looking for a Marketing Coordinator Intern 

Are you a good fit? Do you have a Passion for Creative Expression, Horses and Helping Others?

HHH is accepting applications for  Marketing Coordinator (Volunteer/ Intern) to use proven digital and traditional marketing strategies to build our brand, support our mission and extend our reach.

This is an excellent resume-building position with a limited time commitment working with a  dynamic and growing organization

This person would create and head a team which would include the Social Media Coordinator and the webmaster and be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Manage content for HHH website
  •  Update Brochures and marketing materials
  • Work with other organizations to support co-marketing, collaborative programs and events
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies and materials for events, classes, and membership building
  • Send out the monthly e-newsletters
  • Promote demonstrations and EAAT education tables for events.

Estimated time the position will require is approximately 6-7 hours a week, working closely with the executive staff on these programs.

Skills needed:

  • Excellent content writing skills; a working knowledge of WordPress is preferred.
  • Graphic Design experience
  • Fluency with email correspondence, Proficiency in creating e-newsletters (preferably using Neon)
  • Some experience/understanding of EAAT programming

The Marketing Coordinator will have the full support of the board and will also be able to attend any HHH educational sessions at no cost.

Applicants should contact Lee Paradis, Executive Director, at leeparadis@gmail.com or call 860-572-2942.

 

Horses Healing Humans CT is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer