Susan Cressy, MA, CCC

I practice Equine Facilitated Wellness, Counselling and Psychotherapy at Highlands Gate Wellness, on our 85 acre farm in Lanark Highlands, Ontario, Canada.  It is an honor to serve on the board of Equine Facilitated Wellness-Canada with this dedicated group of people who are furthering the accountability, education and development of the field of Equine Facilitated Wellness.  As one of the founding members I have seen the growth of the association over the years and look forward to expanding our membership and community of like minded people.

4381 Wolf Grove Road  Lanark Highlands, ON, Canada K0G-1K0            1-613-257-9332

Alexandra Atack (Sandy)

Presently executive assistant in a medical office.

Previously administrator with Artswell, arts directed programmes for those with limitations of life.  

Executive Director of Children's World of Wishes.  Personal nursing care.  Palliative care certification.  

Lifelong owner, breeder, coach and equestrian competitor.


Meagan Saum, EFW Life Coach

I live on my 160 acre family property Silver Valley Ranch 30 minutes northwest of Calgary AB, Canada, where I see clients for Equine Facilitated Life Coaching & Recovery Coaching, Personal Development Workshops, Transformational Horsemanship, Corporate Leadership Training & Youth Success Programs. I am truly honoured to have been invited to join the Board of Directors for Equine Facilitated Wellness-Canada, an amazing group of individuals so dedicated & passionate about the health and well being of humans and animals alike. I look forward to being able to serve the EFW community in any way that will help individual practitioners become united and encourage our industry to expand.

Box 1412 Crossfield, Alberta, Canada T0M0S0      1-403-807-0759

Marie Josée Hull, MSW, RSW

I am a clinical social worker and I primarily work with soldiers and veterans who have been diagnosed with an operational stress injury. I practice Equine Facilitated Wellness in at my farm in Braeside, Ontario. Horses have been a large part of my life since my early adolescence. I have been studying the practice of EFW since 2004. I am an EFW-Can Certification candidate. I am proud to be a member of EFW-Canada and to serveon the board.            MARIEJHULL@GMAIL.COM

Braeside, Ontario            1-613- 282-8093

Sara Willerson, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy / Psychotherapist

Sara B. Willerson, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in North Texas. She is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work and Hollins College. She completed an Equine Experiential Learning Apprenticeship with Eponaquest in 2003 and is an Epona Advanced Approved Instructor.

Ms. Willerson is a member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International, and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners. She is a board member of Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada. She has presented at multiple conferences including the NASW Texas Conference in Austin, TX (2005), The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation Conference in Belfast, Ireland (2010), The Women of India Leadership Summit in New Delhi, India (2013), and the National NASW Conference in Washington D.C. (2014). Her equine facilitated psychotherapy practice has been showcased in several publications, including Southwest Airlines’ “Spirit” magazine (Sept. 2006), the self published book, Journey To The Heart Through The Way of the Horse (2013), and co-author of a chapter in Creative Therapies In Depression (2015). She currently hosts an Internet radio show, Horses, Heart & Soul, on NaturesChannel.FM showcasing Horse Wisdom Straight From The Stalls.

Ms. Willerson’s professional experience has focused on working with clients who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions. Through her private practice of equine facilitated psychotherapy, she is particularly interested in working with the current manifestation of past trauma-whether it be depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, self-harm, disordered eating, or disconnection. Her Horses, Heart & Soul, LLC program at WolfTree Ranch in Pilot Point, TX Sara offers individual, family, couples, group, and workshop sessions for children and adults. Together with her equine partners, Ms. Willerson invites children and adults to experience the healing power of the horse outside of the traditional office environment.                

Pilot Point, TX   USA                1-214-596-8300

Deborah Marshall, MA Registered Clinical Counsellor (REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD FOR THE TRAINING COMMITTEE)

I am an EFW-CAN, Tri Certified as a Mental Health, Learning and Equine Professional and hold the highest certification as a EFW-CAN Mentor and Trainer. My career has been in counselling since 1988 and I have been practicing Equine Facilitated Wellness with a wonderful team at Generation Farms since 2000. I was involved with the early days of EFW-CAN  and am taking a turn to represent the group of EFW-CAN Trainers at board meetings. It is a pleasure to connect with people across the continent that are willing to work for what they believe.     

On Vancouver Island in Nanaimo,  PO Box 435 Station A Nanaimo BC V9R 5L3           1-250-754-7703

The Board and its representatives would also like to acknowledge and Thank the EFW-Canada coordinator for her dedication and passion and the panel of committee and subcommittee members we appreciate all the amazing and very hard work you do for EFW-Can!

If you are interested in joining a committee or the board of directors for EFW-Can please request our nomination form at