Heather White, LMSW - Heather comes to Topfield from the field of Animal-Assisted Interactions, previously serving as Director of Programs and Training at a large east coast-based therapy dog organization. Heather holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Hunter College with an emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapy, winning Hunter's Jacob Goldfein Award for her Master's thesis, "Optimizing Animal-Assisted Interactions within Psychiatric Facilities". Heather holds a certificate in Animals and Human Health from the University of Denver's Institute for Human Animal Connection, a certificate in Treating Animal Abuse from Arizona State University's Graduate School of Social Work, a certificate in Veterinary Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and recently completed the Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Program through the University of Denver's Institute for Human Animal Connection. Heather is a Certified Professional (MH) through Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), a Level 1 Certified Practitioner through the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A), and an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) through the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl). Heather enjoys partnering with animals to improve participant outcomes.