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PATH Intl. is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible. E.I.N. 23‑7169769

PATH International

PO Box 33150 I Denver, CO I 80233

(800) 369-7433

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit/Silent Auction Hall OPEN

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Regional Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Session I

Adminstrative Track - Insurance Issues for your PATH International Center

Debi DeTurk Peloso

Program Track - EAL + Mentorship: Ending our Foster Care Crisis

Rebecca Britt

Instructor Track - Rider Form to Function

Lorrie Renker

Equine Track - Body, Mind, Spirit & Four Hooves: How to Build A Holistic Wellness Program to Support our Horses

Michelle Holling-Brooks

Mental Health Track - Horses, The Original Gestaltists

Jaclyn Manzione, G. Thomas Manzione

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Session II

Administrative Track - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Beyond Basic Etiquette

Deborah Manasco

Program Track - From the Saddle to the Ground: The Benefits of a Ground School Curriculum in EAAT Programs

Sherri Moore & Ashlyn Batten

Instructor Track - Lesson Plans That Sparkle: Inspiring Instructors with Creative & Interactive Lesson Plans

Sarah English, Beth Gusick

Equine Track - Our Goal: Thriving EAAT Horses

Nicole Birkholzer

Mental Health Track - Riding in the Moment: Enhancing the Quality of Life

Tamara Merritt, Alexandria Whittey & Katye Zweifka

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

Keynote Presentations & PATH International Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker Jaycee Dugard: Compassion, Self-Care & The Power of Horses

Sponsored by Official PATH International 50th Anniversary Sponsors Colorado State University & The Temple Grandin Equine Center

Sponsored by Title Sponsor Purina & Markel Insurance

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Session III

Administrative Track - Making Social Media Posts Mean the Most When You are Short on Time

Heidi Nyland Melocco

Program Track - The Grateful Dead: Planned Giving Rocks!

Paula J. Del Giudice

Instructor Track - Eyesight v. Insight: Keys to Successful Lessons for Participants Who are Blind

Kimberly Taylor

Equine Track - Creating an Equine Strategic Plan

Teresa Doherty, Taylor Adams


Mental Health Track - Equines are Still Animals: Addressing the ACA Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling Competencies

Dr. Carlene H. Taylor


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Session IV


Administrative Track - The Work of Teamwork: Becoming A High-Functioning Team

Melissa Connor


Program Track - Booth in the Barn: A Call to Action to Serve First Responders

Saebra Pipoly, Deputy Daniel Pipoly


Instructor Track - Working with A Spectrum of Disabilities - In Layman's Terms

Claudine Hildreth, Elizabeth Pellerito


Equine Track - Developing A Horse-First Culture: Ethical Considerations of EAAT Horses

Dana Wagner


Mental Health Track - Empowering Women Through the Daring HERD: A Daring Way Approach to EFPL

Veronica Lac, Chris Goodall


4:15 PM - 5:15 PM - Session V


Veterans Track - Veterans Panel Discussion

Michele Kane, Sara DePape, PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Committee


Program Track - Human-Nonhuman Animal Bonds & Bondage: Anthropocentric Practices in EAAT & The Challenge to Change

Leslie McCullough, PhD, LCSW


Instructor Track - Process to Product: Rider Solutions

Lorrie Renker, Marny Mansfield, Dena Duncan


Equine Track - Help! Coping with Horses When They're Not 100%

Jenny Nell Hartung


Program Track - Shifting Our Thinking to the Possibilities & Application of Equine-Assisted Learning

Debbie Anderson, Blair McKissock


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

PATH International 50th Anniversary Reception

Sponsored by Official 50th Anniversary Sponsors Colorado State University & The Temple Grandin Equine Center

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