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Meet the S.T.E.P. Team

Our team is made up of Physical and Occupational Therapists, Barn Staff, Administrative Staff, and dedicated Volunteers who all possess a passion for equine therapy. 

Karen (Kay) Stanley-White, PT MSCS
Executive Director

Kay’s love affair started with horses as a very young child aided by her grandfather, father & mother that blossomed through hard work through her teens as a pleasure rider, pony clubber and competitor in Dressage and Eventing which took a turn to the horse racing industry of Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds. She went on to develop her career in horses while simultaneously raising 2 children and putting herself through college gaining degrees in athletics, recreation and physical therapy  not realizing that further in her life all that she worked for would culminate in one mission; STEP. Kay a graduate of Russell Sage College works in private practice .She is a Multiple Scleroses Board certified specialist, McKensie Spine specialist, American Hippotherapy Association certified instructor and holds multiple accreditation's in physical therapy and horse related fields. A founding member of ENYDCTA and program public relations director, she has made her mark in the equine and rehabilitation world. Kay has dedicated her life to research and education to support the efficacy of Equine assisted movement in therapy ,Equine animal husbandry and Humane Education.


Barn Staff

Karen Stanley White, PT MSCS AHA- Master Instructor

Marie VandenBurgh-Barn Manager/ PATH Instructor

Margaret Dorn- PATH Instructor

Mary Szacik, LSW- PATH Instructor

Kristina Berlin-Assistant Instructor CIT

Suzie Simmons, PT- Physical Therapist Instructor

Janet Garry –Barn Staff Volunteer Coordinator 

Administrative Staff

Karen Stanley-White, P.T. MSCS– Executive Director
Marie Van Denburgh– Treasurer 
Pat Wright– Volunteer Coordinator

Janet Gary-Assistant Vol Coordinator /Barn Mom
Kay White – Facebook Administrator

Board of Directors

Karen Stanley-White, PT MSCS – Executive Director
Marie VanDenburgh – Treasurer 

Pat Wright- Recording secretary 
Suzie Simmons, PT

Patricia Bianchi

Susan Stuhr

Marcus Carlow DC

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