Heather White, LMSW - Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator – Heather comes to Topfield from the field of Animal-Assisted Interactions, previously serving as Director of Programs and Training of an east coast-based therapy dog organization. Heather is an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Certified Mental Health Professional and Certified Level 1 E3A (Equine Experiential Education Association) Practitioner. Heather holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College's Graduate School of Social Work, having won the Jacob Goldfein award for her Master's Thesis, "Optimizing Animal-Assisted Interactions within Psychiatric Facilities". Heather also holds a certificate in Animals and Human Health from the University of Denver, a certificate in Treating Animal Abuse from Arizona State University, and a certificate in Veterinary Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Heather is currently a student of the University of Denver's Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Program. Heather enjoys partnering with animals in helping to improve client outcomes.