Mrs. Shari Terry (Retired Founder)
Founder, Retired, Grant Writer and Experience in EAGALA, ARIA, EAT, CHA,
Certified Instructor. Masters in Psychology started at Tunxis Community College graduated final year U Conn.
Shari is the founder of our
organization serving currently to our Board of Directors, as a loyal volunteer. Although Shari has retired she plays a significant
role as Program Director. Shari worked as a Mental Health Counselor through the State of CT from 1989 to 1993. In 1994
Shari was in a severe, near-fatal auto accident that left her disabled and suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury, Horner's
Syndrome and PTSD along with many broken bones. She was placed in a convalescent home for some time, but through the use of
the horse, Shari began her journey and slow recovery.
Her need and dream of helping others through Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) has come
full circle. Shari used her passionate love of horses to create programs in 1998 for her healing journey and for others to
eventually use. She has written several programs for safety such as our WRF Safety Program, CIT program, Healing With Horses
Therapeutic Riding Certification Programs and Facilitated Safety Programs for Farm Maintenance and Management using basic
ideas such as rotating fields and pasture maintenance.
Ms.Rosati is a member of the Therapeutic Riding Instructor's Association with Barbara
Fox. Shari is a member of the CT Farm Bureau, CT Horse Council and is a Member of the Lion's Club. Shari's goal is to
protect the well-being and safety of all participants and care for the horses, or our four legged therapists that help guide
them through life.
Mr. Lee A.Terry
President Board of Directors, Co-Founder,
BS, Certified Instructor, Lead Trainer, CIT, CHA, Grant Writer, Auditor
Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Criminal Justice. He has taught English overseas in Japan through ESL. He
has a passion for horses and teaching which was adapted and applied to Therapeutic Riding and Riding
Lessons. Lee is a member of the CT Horse Council and CT Farm Bureau. Lee holds his Level4 Certified
Horseman's Association Certificate. Mr.Terry is from Texas and is the Co-Founder
of Healing With Horses.
Lee Terry holds certifications through,
EAGALA, ARIA, EAT, HWH, TIC and is a member of the Lions Club.
He also holds his First Aid Certification,CPR certification
and has been trained using Automated External Defibrillator. Lee Terry studied vital work on bloodborne pathogens
through his military experience as a United States Marine. Lee offers dynamic
leadership skills and horse training. Lee has facilitated many riding programs
in Texas and was influential in the creation of many Safety Programs here in Connecticut.
Lee is not only our Vice -President he is
responsible for the facility and grounds. He has invested much of his time in over seeing
the facility and has plans to open a much needed facility in Northern Texas in
Lee has been with our Therapeutic Riding Facility since the beginning. Healing
With Horses continues to create unparalleled training programs facilitated in EAAT
at Healing With Horses.
Amanda is our Barn Assistant she is hard working
and loyal. She has been taking riding lessons and is continuing her education as an Eqine Specialist. Her goal is to become
an Equine Veterinarian. She is working on her equine certification.
Amanda absolutely adores horses and animals. She is an asset
to our facility.
Board Member Certified Instructor
As a Board Member and Instructor here at Healing With Horses,
Inc. Caitlin will add new ideas to our current programs. She graduated from Ledyard School and became a Vet Tech
She is currently attending nursing
school to become an RN. Caitlin has been riding since age 5 which gives her the experience and background knowledge of the
equine. As an equestrian she has a great passion for horses.
She was with a youth group for over 7 years. which is a huge asset to our facility. Caitlin
also owned her own horse for 6 years and that gave here the ability to understand the bond between the horse/human relationship.
Caitlin is HWH Certified here at our farm
and wears many hats to help our facility run smoothly as it has in the past.
She brings dedication, hard work and horse knowledge to our farm as a volunteer and we are very happy to have
her on our board.
of Board Member, Director of Marketing, EAT
Kathy Taylor Olbrys is a mother, wife to husband John for over 22 years and a resident of Waterford, CT. She is a
Waterford High graduate and a graduate of Albert Beatrice School of Beauty. Kathy has been involved with the American Cancer
Society and Relay for Life for ten years and is Team Captain. She has worked numerous benefits in the region over the years.
Kathy is a very dedicated volunteer and an asset to our community. Kathy's
daughter, Haley, has been volunteering here at Healing With Horses for more than four years. Both Kathy and Haley go above
and beyond to help us with our Mission.
She has donated
her time, food and been a part of every benefit we have had since learning about our programs. Kathy spends her time enjoying
local live bands and watching her daughter play volleyball. Her daughter is off to college this year. Thank you Kathy
for being a part of Healing With Horses and giving so much of yourself. You have been a loyal friend and supporter of Healing
Dr. Denise Sneed Williams, PHD
Dr. Denise Williams has an extensive equestrian background and holds positions in
EAAT, Trainer and is a Certified horse Instructor. Denise also holds a Masters Degree in teaching and opened her own school
of Education in Norwich CT. Dr. Williams also took Dressage Championship in 2011 in the Tri State Area. She holds
teaching degrees in the states of Florida and Connecticut. She was President of the Lions Club of Norwich CT for 2 years.
She held Presidency of the Tri State Horsemans Association. Her extensive equine background is yond outstanding and is currently
a horse owner herself. She brings to us equisite equestrian knowledge, training and passion of working with horses and
assisting in creating our Equine Programs for Healing With Horses, Inc. She's held a title of Program Director
for many years since the 1970s. Dr. Denise Williams is held in high regard for the health, safety and well being of our clients,
horses, volunteers and board members.