Winslow Staff

Winslow offers a variety of programs at our facility and therefore requires the assistance of individuals from diverse professional backgrounds. Because of this diversity, Winslow’s team is unique and experienced. Adaptive Riding Instructors are certified as Therapeutic Riding Instructors by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl. (PATH Intl.) and many of them also hold additional certifications both from PATH Intl. and other industry credentialing bodies. All of our instructors bring years of experience to our programs and are able to help our program participants meet their goals both in horsemanship and life! Our administrative staff boasts of number of individuals who bring knowledge from different professional backgrounds to work as a team and ensure the efficient operation of our facility. Equine and grounds team members have experience in equine care and handling, as well as a background in maintaining the successful operation of our stable and grounds. We are so grateful for all the staff we have here at Winslow and are so proud of our diversified team.

Virginia “Gini” G. Mazza

Co-Founder

Masters in Education, Syracuse University. Special Education Teacher for 25 years. Jini was a Founding member of Winslow, Board Member, and previous Executive Director. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of Winslow’s programming, including seminars, trainings, and fundraisers. Under Jini’s direction, Winslow has become an internationally known leader in the field of Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Therapy.

She is a Special Olympic Equestrian Judge, the past Chair of *NARHA Region 2, a member of CAN (Competition Association of *NARHA) and Lead Visitor for the *NARHA on-site Riding Program Accreditation Process. Jini is retired since early 2004, but continues to serve Winslow as a consultant and grant writer. (*NARHA is now – PATH Intl.

Virginia H. Martin

Co-Founder

1931- 2008
Ms. Martin had been the President and Head Riding Instructor of Borderland Farm since 1962. She was a past President of the Eastern States Dressage & Combined Training Association and an honorary lifetime member of the Windy Hollow Hunt.

Ms. Martin was a graduate of Skidmore College, who started a film production company in the 1950s. She put that background to use with the production of the films, “Saddle Pals” and “Challenged Equestrians”. Both were innovative documentaries about therapeutic riding; a field she helped pioneer. She was instrumental in creating Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center in the early seventies. Ms. Martin was a former Program Inspector of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, receiving the James Brady Professional Achievement Award for her lifetime of accomplishments in the field. This includes organizing the first regional equestrian competition for the disabled and demonstrations at the National Horse Show, coaching riders at international competitions, giving clinics and presentations on therapeutic riding throughout the world.

Susan Ferro

Executive Director

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Contact: sue@winslow.org

Eloy Azanza-Torreblanca

Equine & Grounds Specialist

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Carolyn Beisiegel, OTA

Executive Assistant / Adaptive Riding Instructor

PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist II

Contact: carolyn@winslow.org

Renee Bond

Riding Instructor

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Rebecca Bonomo

Adult Day Program Specialist

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Contact: rebecca@winslow.org

Carlee Curcio

Volunteer Coordinator / Riding Instructor

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Contact: volunteer@winslow.org

Joyce DeGhetto

Adaptive Riding Instructor

PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Justin Endrikat

Equine & Grounds Specialist

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Malinda Ferko

Riding Instructor

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Nikki Ferro

Associate Executive Director

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Alisa Fox

Adaptive Riding Instructor

PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor
PATH Intl. Therapeutic Driving Instructor Certification – In Progress

Judy Lalley

Riding Instructor

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Stacy Lenz

Program Director / Advanced Adaptive Riding Instructor

PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor
PATH Intl. Mentor
PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification – In Progress

Contact: stacy@winslow.org

Lisa Mauriello

Equine & Grounds Coordinator

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Contact: equine@winslow.org

Linda Mills

Adult Day Program Instructor / Adaptive Riding Instructor

PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Contact: lmills@communitylivingcorp.org

Priscilla Orr

Financial Consultant

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Contact: priscilla@winslow.org

Shane Petry

Equine & Grounds Specialist

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Cathe Struble

Advanced Adaptive Riding Instructor

PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor
PATH Intl. Evaluator
PATH Intl. Mentor

Lisa Toaldo

Riding Instructor

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Janet Victor

Administrative Assistant

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Contact: janet@winslow.org

Vicki Wolf

Administrative Assistant

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Contact: info@winslow.org

Board of Directors

Roger Cooper, Chairman

Matthew Persanis, Esq., Secretary

Leo Kaytes, Sr., Director

Linda Sampson, Esq., Vice-Chairperson

Jack Minoff, Esq., Director

Stan Martin, Director

Jerry Moskowitz, CPA, Treasurer

Levan Natalishvili, Esq., Director

John Signorelli, Director