Enhancing Well-Being and Education with Pet Assisted Therapy


Board of Directors / Advisors / Friends of NEPP


NEPP follows a Community-Relationship Driven Business Model – Governing for What Matters. Our vision is bringing people and pets together to enhance well-being and education with pet assisted therapy in the community. The Board’s work centers around raising awareness about the benefits of Pet Assisted Therapy and providing resources to train qualified visiting teams with Pet Partners. Our annual plan/forecast aims at program development for organizations (individuals) wanting to implement pet assisted therapy into activities and therapeutic interventions. To drive our visionary goals, NEPP guides the Board of Directors and registered teams with professionalism, intention, integrity and accountability. Our approach is to engage with and generate relationships, matching teams with facilities. As a non-profit, we need sponsors who value and support our cause.

If you are interested in a Board Director’s position with NEPP, contact Maureen Ross or Mary Blake.

To become a sponsor or learn more ...  

Kathleen DeLong, RN, LTE - Team Kody

Executive Director,Volunteer Training

Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA

kathyd@nepetpartners.org

978-957-0099 / 978-614-5954 C


Gary A. Ross, ME, LTE, LTI

Treasurer

Raytheon Company  Engineering Fellow

garyr@nepetpartners.org


Mary Blake, PP

Pine Hill Retirement Center

Board Secretary

maryb@nepetpartners.org

978-808-8721

Linda Browne, PP

lindab@nepetpartners.org

603-714-4269

Karen Lachapelle (Lowell, MA)

Canine Massage, Reiki Master, Acupressure

Rub My Belly


Chris McNiff, LMHC  (Hampton Falls, NH)

Noreen Daly-Eytel, LMHC (Hampstead, NH)


Teams and Facilities listed with New England Pet Partners.

Board Advisors / Friends of NEPP


Many people contribute in unique ways!


Pet Wellness Festival



Friends of NEPP are the volunteer teams, organizations and generous donators who support our cause. Registered Pet Partner Teams who have passed Team Evaluations at NEPP and filled out NEPP’s Website Contact Form are listed at Find a Team. These teams receive a Community Pet Partner Discount when they register with Pet Partners. Thank You Teams.  


Visit our Sponsors




Joan Whitebook, Chair

Masiello Group

realestateagentnh@gmail.com

joanw@nepetpartners.org

603-566-1715








NEPP’s Board of Directors and Wellness Officers


Diane Matte, Ph.D., Ed.D. - Team Danny and Chevy

Sweetpaws Art

dianem@nepetpartners.org

603-508-0770  

Liz Harrington

Harrington Consultants / Focusing Safety

Hudson, NH

lizh@nepetpartners.org

603-321-7012


NEPP Org Chart

NEPP Code of Ethics

NEPP By-Laws

Maureen Ross, MA, President, Team Journey / Tate

Author of Awareness Centered Training - ACT

Dog Talk and Daily Doga

maureenr@nepetpartners.org

603-635-3647  / 603-661-3647 c


Anne Gagnon - Team BO

People’s United Bank

anneg@nepetpartners.org

978-441-0438


Board of Directors


Angel Carley Team Mabel

Robert Rules Quick Ref.

Board Bios

Honorary Board Members

Marie McNamara

Shirley Holdman

Karen Lachapelle

Rhody Dalsemer

Friends of NEPP

Carina J. Walter, BS, Master Herbalist  - Team Chester

NaturallyMaine Skincare

carinajwalter@gmail.com

 207-602-9565