Our Team: Dedicated. Professional. Caring.
MTRA is proud of its dedicated staff. As a charitable non-profit organization, MTRA is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and is managed by a professional staff of four paid employees. The staff is augmented by over 100 active volunteers who further support our daily operations.
In August 2014 we welcomed Leslie to the MTRA family and we are thrilled to have her aboard. Retired from 25 years of service for the State of Alabama, she has extensive experience in Administration, including time spent in various capacities with the Department of Industrial Relations, the Department of Corrections Investigation and Intelligence Division, the Department of Child and Neglect Preventure, and she was most recently the Administrative Director at Serve Alabama, The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service, supporting the Disaster Preparedness Response team and assisting with AmeriCorps. In 2013, Leslie began volunteering at Montgomery Area Non-Traditional Equestrian (MANE) as a service project with Serve Alabama. She has been working to obtain her certification as a PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Leslie and Nick are the proud parents of two children, Brandon and Rhyan, who both reside in Montgomery.
Pam Morrison, Program Director
A PATH Certified Instructor, Pam received her certification in 2009 while working at Harmony Farms in Rockledge, Florida, where she later became Program Director. After five years with Harmony Farms, Pam moved to Hidden Acres in Port St. John to help with a new equine program focusing on at-risk youth, as well as conducting riding lessons for all levels of dressage, hunter/jumper, trail and obstacle challenges for beginner through intermediate riders. Her love for the horse and passion for equine-assisted therapeutic riding brought her to MTRA.
Pam began as our head instructor for the Hillcrest School program in the fall of 2014, and was promoted to Program Director in the fall of 2015.
Pam studied at the University of Southern Maine and held a career in general management in the country club industry. She served on the PATH International National Conference Committee in 2013 as a chair of hospitality and entertainment. Pam also served on the committee for the PATH Regional Conference in 2012, held in Tampa. She has recently moved here to Ocala with her husband, Brett.
Nancy Moore, Administrative Assistant
Nancy and her husband moved to Florida seven years ago from Columbus, Ohio. Before her retirement in 2011, she worked for E-One, the fire truck manufacturer, in Ocala, Florida. Nancy came to MTRA as a volunteer leader/sidewalker as she loves horses and enjoys helping. She stepped up when MTRA’s previous administrative assistant retired and has kept our client and volunteer data records current and accurate. She really enjoys working with the staff, clients and volunteers at MTRA. As a recent retiree, Nancy enjoys aerobic classes, synchronized swimming, mah jongg, trivia, and many other activities at Del Webb Spruce Creek retirement community where she lives. She also volunteers as a reading tutor at Belleview Santos Elementary.