Jonathan Friedlander
President, CEO & Co-Founder

Stacy Brown Friedlander
Co-founder & PATH Certified Instructor

Bill Cherry


Chad Van Gorder

Director of Operations &

Veteran Program Manager

Lindsay Alberts
Program Manager
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor


Brianna Hoyt

Barn Manager

Sara McLaughlin
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor & Horsemanship Coordinator

Debi Houliares
Volunteer Manager
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Mentor, & ESMHL

Tracy Zoellick
Director of Finance & Operations

Kim Smith

Manager of Marketing & Donor Development


Susan Taylor-Brown
Operations Consultant

Joan Maher
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Caitlin Trabert
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Courtney Thompson
Barn Coordinator
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

James Brownsword

Farm & Facilities Manager

Katie Nuber

Farm Programming Manager

Tim Braley
Farm Assistant


Chloe Kay

Administrative Assistant

Health Advisory Board

Kate G. Ackerman, MD
Golisano Children's Hospital

Anne B. Francis, MD, FAAP
Elmwood Pediatric Group

Elmar H. Frangenberg, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center

Richard E. Kreipe, MD
Golisano Children's Hospital

John A. Love, MS PT NCS
Bright Start Pediatric Services

Elizabeth R. McArnarney, MD
Golisano Children's Hospital

Thomas McInerny, MD
Golisano Children's Hospital

Stephen B. Sulkes, MD
Golisano Children’s Hospital

Susan Taylor-Brown, PhD, MPH
Operations Consultant, EquiCenter
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics,
Golisano Children's Hospital

Board of Directors

Bob Dobies, Chairman

ExxonMobil Chemical Co (Retired)

John Smith, Vice Chairman

Solü Technology Patterns

Bill Cherry

Southern Pacific Mortage, Ltd., Founder

Elizabeth (Tish) Ciaccio
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Charlie Fox
Blackwood Management

Jonathan Friedlander  
EquiCenter Inc.

Stacy Brown Friedlander
EquiCenter Inc.


Erin Heintz  

Rochester Regional Health

Stuart MacKenzie  
Parent Advocate

Mary E. Maida, Ph.D. 
University of Rochester School of Medicine


Amiel Mokhiber, Jr.
Amiel's the Original Submarine

Mark Palvino
Meliora Enterprises

Courtney Pulire
Parent Advocate

David Slavny
Rockwell Medical

Heidi Vahue  
Parent Advocate

Advisory Board

Major General John Batiste
U.S. Army (Ret.)
Buffalo Amory, LLC

Joseph Best
Therapeutic Riding Participant

Barry Brown, VMD
Founder Canfield Vet

Andrew M. Deubler
Indivumed GMBH

Ann Dwyer, DVM
Genesee Valley Equine Clinic, LLC

William Goodrich
LeChase Construction Services, LLC

Alan Illig
Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP (Ret.)

Colonel James D. McDonough, Jr.
U.S. Army (Ret.)
Institute for Veterans and Military Families,
Syracuse University

Douglas W. Phillips
University of Rochester

William B. Reynolds III
Captain, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Dennis M. Richardson
Hillside Family of Agencies

Joseph V. Saffire
First Niagara Financial Group

James C. Tedford
Humane Society at Lollypop Farm (Ret.)

Susan Traniello
Former Therapeutic Riding Participant
MS Society

Robert Wayland-Smith
JP Morgan Chase (Ret.)

Alexander D. Williams
UBS Private Wealth Management

General Gary S. Yaple
New York Army National Guard

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EquiCenter’s mission is to foster the personal growth and achievement of individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and related programs. 

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EquiCenter Inc

3247 Rush Mendon Road

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

Office: (585) 624-7772 

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