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Volunteers for the association help establish and ensure the professionalism of PATH Intl. Credentials and centers as well as taking care of the equines and the amazing work they do.

Be a part of upholding industry standards.

Volunteers for the association help establish and ensure the professionalism of PATH Intl. Credentials and centers as well as taking care of the equines and the amazing work they do.

Volunteer Committees

Get Involved and help shape the future of the association!

The work of PATH Intl. is supported by volunteer committees, subcommittees, task forces and workgroups. Learn more about the contributions and goals of each group.

Oversight Committees

Certification Oversight Committee reviews and promotes PATH International’s accepted industry standards by verifying that all activities of the certification subcommittees adhere to PATH International standards in all aspects of equine-assisted services.

Committee Charter >

Committee Minutes

The Programs & Standards Oversight Committee reviews and promotes projects and proposals that impact EAS programs and PATH International’s accepted industry standards for all aspects of equine-assisted services.

 
Committee Members

Committee Chair: Molly Murphy

Staff Liaison: Carrie Garnett, Director of Membership & Operations

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Committee Minutes

Program Committees


The PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Committee is charged with developing, expanding and enhancing the PATH International Equine Services for Heroes programs across the country.

Committee goals include education development, political advocacy for Equine-assisted Services for Veterans, and direct support of PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® programs.

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® encompasses PATH Intl. support of equine-assisted services (EAS) for Veterans. Through education, resources and interaction with PATH Intl. members and centers, this program is intended to improve quality and accessibility of equine-assisted services for Veterans and members of the armed forces.

What the committee does:

 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Kristen Marcus – Committee Chair
CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy, Wyoming
Executive Director; ESMHL (in progress)

Danielle Seybert, Staff Liaison

PATH International, Colorado
Programs Representative; TRI (in process); Professional Horse Trainer

Michele Kane
Hearts & Horses, Colorado
Veterans Program Coordinator, Major USMC (Ret.), LPCC, CTRI, ESMHL

Tara Mahoney
Equine Immersion Program, New Jersey/East Coast
Director, Licensed Trauma Counselor, ESMHL, EAGALA Certified Mental Health Specialist

Shellie Kwitkowski
Fieldstone Farm TRC, Ohio
Program Assistant, CTRI, Certified Driving Instructor

Vera Remes

Committee Charter >

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes Committee Minutes

 

The Equine Welfare Committee works to educate the association’s membership in topics pertinent to equine welfare, with a focus on promoting the welfare of equines participating in EAS programs at PATH Intl. Member Centers and with PATH Intl. Certified Professionals.

Committee Charter >

Committee Minutes

The Grievance Review Panel (GRP) will implement policies and procedures with respect to grievances against PATH International (“PATH Intl.”) members, certificants, evaluators, site visitors, faculty, instructors, mentors and member centers. The GRP will be responsible for the review and resolution of grievances. Resolution may include disciplinary action including termination of membership, removal of certification, and removal of accreditation or removal of accreditation subject to the right to appeal the GRP’s decision.

Committee Details

Staff Liaison: Carrie Garnett, Director of Membership & Operations

Committee Charter >

Committee Minutes – when available

The Health and Education Advisory serves to advise PATH International on all health, education, research, safety and medical terminology-related issues, reviews and selects abstracts for the international conference, and assists in the review and update of the relevant sections of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation.

Committee Details

Committee Chair: Michelle Weed

Committee Members: TBD

Staff Liaison: Carrie Garnett, Director of Membership & Operations

Committee Charter >

Advisory Minutes

Subcommittees

The purpose of the sub-committee, overall objectives and expected activities and product are as follows:

  • To plan training courses for visitors and centers at PATH Intl. Annual Conference and regional locations
  • To review and evaluate site visitor status
  • To review accreditation score forms and related documentation
  • To grant accreditation status to centers
  • To conduct reviews of all accreditation appeals
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the standards and accreditation process and recommend changes.

Subcommittee Minutes

The Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Subcommittee upholds and promotes PATH International’s accepted industry standards in all aspects of equine-assisted mental health therapies in accordance with the evolution of the EAS industry.

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The Interactive Vaulting Certification Subcommittee upholds and promotes PATH International’s accepted industry standards in all aspects of Interactive Vaulting activities in accordance with the evolution of the EAS industry.

Committee Charter >

Subcommittee Minutes

The Riding Certification Subcommittee upholds and promotes PATH International’s accepted industry standards pertaining to all levels of the PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification in accordance with the evolution of the EAS industry.

Committee Charter >

Subcommittee Minutes

The Driving Certification Subcommittee upholds and promotes PATH International’s accepted industry standards in all aspects of Driving activities in accordance with the evolution of the EAS industry.

Committee Charter >

Subcommittee Minutes

Membership Outreach Committee

The PATH Intl. Member Outreach Committee (MOC) is the voice of the PATH Intl. membership, advocating for their interests to the association and the industry. The committee, through its members, actively supports the organization in identifying and implementing membership features that will enhance the value of association membership and convey the importance of the equine-assisted services (EAS) industry. The MOC provides outreach and support for PATH Intl. centers and members as well as outreach to those outside the association. The MOC leads and supports the Region Leadership Teams who provide the essential local outreach.

Committee Minutes

Conference Host Committee

The International Conference Host Committee consists of members of the region in which the international conference is being held.  The committee may work on assisting the PATH Intl. staff in finding the appropriate facilities and local vendors. They may assist in providing local insight to the planning process and recruit volunteers. This regional group forms various committees to work on special conference needs.

The International Conference Host Committee consists of members of the region in which the international conference is being held.  The committee may work on assisting the PATH Intl. staff in finding the appropriate facilities and local vendors. They may assist in providing local insight to the planning process and recruit volunteers. This regional group forms various committees to work on special conference needs.

Credentialing Council

If interested in volunteering for the credentialing council please contact Bret Maceyak 

Credentialing Council Charter

Get Involved

Serve on a volunteer committee.

Terms run from January to December.

Upcoming vacancy announcements and volunteer recruitment will begin in the fall of each year.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the volunteer application and email it to the education department. Here at PATH Intl. we value our volunteers, and we thank you for considering or continuing to serve PATH Intl. with your time and expertise.

I belong to PATH Intl. because of the community environment built between instructors, facilities and members.

Leah Seifert
Member

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