Evelyn Cameron, OTR/L
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Melanie Dominko-Richards, M.S. CCC-SLP, HPCS
Melanie is a New Jersey Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with her Certificate of Clinical Competency through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been involved with Mane Stream for over 20 years, first as a camper, then a volunteer, and finally a staff member! Melanie graduated from Seton Hall University in 2011 with a B.S. in Education and in 2013 with an M.S in Speech-Language Pathology. She completed internships in an elementary school, traumatic brain injury outpatient rehab, and at two facilities that provided therapy services utilizing equine movement as part of an integrated plan of care. Most recently, Melanie was the speech-language specialist at a special needs high school in Middlesex County. Melanie has attended both the Level I and Level II courses through the American Hippotherapy Association; she recently became a Board Certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist- one of a handful of Speech-Language Pathologists with this designation in the nation! Melanie is a PATH Intl' Registered Instructor, Registered Therapist, Mentor, and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Melanie is planning to obtain her Equine Specialist certification through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) within the coming year.
Born and raised right here in Oldwick, Melanie enjoys riding and competing in the Hunter Divisions, reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Arnold.
Susan Nemeth, MA, LPC, LCADC
Susan Nemeth, MA, LPC, LCADC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Master’s in Counseling from Seton Hall University. After attending an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) training and witnessing the power of including equines in the psychotherapy process, she became determined to incorporate equine assisted therapy (EAP) into her practice. Because EAP is experiential and solution-focused—clients are given the opportunity to find their own best solutions—this modality fits well with Susan’s belief that clients already possess the tools they need to promote self-healing. She is excited to provide this service to individuals and groups at Mane Stream. Susan is also EAGALA certified.
Susan has experience working with clients with various mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addictions to alcohol or drugs and specializes in the treatment of individuals struggling with addiction and dependency. Susan has also been a volunteer at Mane Stream for many years. In her spare time, Susan enjoys reading, horseback riding, cycling, practicing yoga, and ballroom dancing.
Erin Polos, PT
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Stephanie Pieros, MS, CCC-SLP
Stephanie is is a speech-language pathologist licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Stephanie has completed her American Hippotherapy Association Level I and Level II courses and The AHA Horse Connection course. When not working at Mane Stream, Stephanie provides home-based Early Intervention services for children age 0-3, and she works part-time at a rehabilitation hospital.
Stephanie enjoys spending the remainder of her time with her family and her horses, Patchy and Misha.
Gina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS
Gina is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist as well as a Board Certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. She is certified in Sensory Integration and has a strong interest in sensory based interventions, including Sensory Diets and home programs. She is an American Hippotherapy Association faculty member and teaches the Level I, Level II, and Sensory Connections course to other therapists using the horse to treat their clients nationally and internationally. Gina is also a PATH Intl' Advanced Riding Instructor.
Outside of Occupational Therapy, Gina enjoys dancing, hiking and camping. She owns her own horse, Drifter, and Great Dane, Smedley.