Mission Statement: The mission of Equi-librium is to empower individuals with special needs to reach their highest potential through horse-related activities.
There is no “typical” Equi-librium participant. The people who come to Equi-librium are from all backgrounds, with varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological or sensory disabilities. Ages have ranged from 2 years old to 75. The primary disabilities include autism, ADD (attention deficit disorder) ADHD (attention deficit, hyperactive disorder), cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, TBI (traumatic brain injury), developmental delay, mental retardation, bi-polar disorder, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), sensory dysfunction, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, visual, hearing or language impairments, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. Our participants come from special-education classes at local schools, as referrals from social service agencies, MH/MR, Children and Youth, group homes, physicians and therapists, rehabilitation or vocational training centers and through personal referrals from other participants.
Equi-librium has participant partnerships with Good Shepherd, The ARC of Lehigh and Northampton, KidsPeace, Youth Advocate Program, Step-By-Step, Pocono Mountain School District, and Stroudsburg School District. Equi-librium receives funding from United Way of Monroe County specifically for programs for local at-risk youth.
Equi-librium currently leases an equestrian facility in Snydersville, Pa. The farm is located on 13 acres, has two barns with an indoor and outdoor arena, round pen, and 10 acres of pasture. The upper barn with indoor arena houses the barn office, waiting area, tack rooms, feed and hay rooms, classroom, 11 stalls, volunteer & participant areas, and storage areas. The lower barn has 4 stalls, hay, equipment and bedding storage.
P.O. Box 305, Sciota, PA 18454
PLEASE NOTE: Equi-librium will be moving to Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania, the Fall of 2013. An old 18-1/2 acre horse farm was purchased and is currently being renovated for our purposes. This new location is close to Jacobsburg Park and Route 33, just north of Nazareth. The new address will be 524 Fehr Rd., Nazareth.
Board and Staff
As a charitable non-profit organization, Equi-librium is governed by a 13-member, all-volunteer Board of Directors, and managed by a professional staff of 8 paid employees, of whom 3 are full-time. The staff is assisted by over 150 active volunteers who support the daily operations of the program. As a Premier Accredited Center of PATH International, all instructors are Certified in Equine Assisted Activities and the therapists are Registered with both PATH International and the American Hippotherapy Association.
Teri Haddad, Ed.D., President & CEO, email@example.com
Margie Manner, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Hutchison, Program Director/Barn Manager, email@example.com
Instructors & Therapists
Yvonne Darlington, Instructor
Christi Doyle, Instructor
Debbie Hutchison, Instructor
Terry Ramsour, Occupational Therapist
Board of Directors
Polly Beste, Chairman; President & CEO, Beste Marketing Services
Bernard Bujnowski, Vice Chairman; Retired, PPL
Colleen Krcelich, CPA, Treasurer; President, Business Support Solutions
Nancy P. Ehle, Secretary; Community Volunteer
Linda Barnas, Sr. Director, HR, Sanofi Pasteur
Ron Brubaker; Director, Supplier Quality Assurance, Victaulic Corp.
Tom Daub; Manager, Brown-Daub Dealerships
Elizabeth Dellers, M.D.; Director of Pathology, Muhlenberg Hospital
Timothy Duckworth, Esq.; Mosebach, Fund, Dayton & Duckworth, P.C.
Adele Fagan; Retired, Air Products & Chemicals
Jan Haley-Schwoyer; Principal, Jangle Advertising
John Hoback; President & Principal, Z&H Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Robert Makos; Senior VP, PNC Wealth Management