About the Mid-Atlantic
Horticultural Therapy Network
EDUCATING ~ CONNECTING ~ ENGAGING ~ NURTURING ~ REVITALIZING ~ COLLABORATING ~ INSPIRING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Abby Jaroslow, HTR
Vice President, NJ
Anne Meore, LMSW, HTR
Vice President, NY
Vice President, PA
Elections & Awards
Faith B. Kuehn
Pam Young, HTR
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MAHTN is a group of practicing and aspiring horticultural therapists who are avidly and actively dedicated to expanding the acceptance of horticultural therapy as a recognized therapeutic and rehabilitative discipline.
In Oct. 2012, MAHTN, Inc., was formally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the State of New York. This opens the door to a range of initiatives that enable MAHTN to expand both its visibility and offerings as the leading organization in the Mid-Atlantic region for horticultural therapy professionals.
One of the most significant benefits is our ability to improve our financial viability through fundraising, grants and programs that support the interests and professional needs of our members, as well as educating others to the benefits horticultural therapy can achieve.
The best way for each of us to participate in this ambitious goal is by participating in professional development opportunities, conferences, networking, mentoring and collaboration. Our web site, MAHTN.org, is a convenient, interactive complement to our face-to-face activities and serves as a repository for helpful resources, activities and lessons-learned.
As members of MAHTN, Inc., we are committed to the mission of the American Horticultural Therapy Association in building and reinforcing a consistent, credible set of professional standards which will enable us to cultivate a flourishing profession. Learn more about the benefits and requirements of professional registration by visiting AHTA's professional registration page.
MAHTN's Linda M. Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship
Linda M. Ciccantelli was a pioneer in the practice of horticultural therapy and originated the now well-known HT program at Magee Rehab Hospital. She was a long time faculty member in HT at Temple and served on the American Horticultural Therapy Association board of directors for ten years. She was a founding member and president of the Delaware Valley Chapter of AHTA, now the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network. She was a contributing author to the HT textbook Horticulture As Therapy, Principles and Practice by Sharon Simson & Martha Straus. Her many accomplishments in HT were featured in a Time Magazine article in 2004.
Following Linda's sudden and untimely death, the Mid Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network memorialized her contributions to the field of Horticultural Therapy by naming this scholarship after her. Each year, MAHTN offers the Linda Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship for academic achievement to a student currently pursuing a career in horticultural therapy. The award includes $500 to be used towards the student’s academic or internship requirements, as well as a complimentary one-year MAHTN membership.
The Linda M. Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide financial aid and encouragement to students interested in Horticultural Therapy. It is intended to help students committed to an education in Horticultural Therapy and to earn the designation of HTR. If you qualify and would like to be considered for this scholarship, please download and complete the application and return it to your program coordinator no later than May 15, 2017.
To learn more about the Linda M Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship. please click here.
Congratulations to the winners of MAHTN's 2016 Service Awards!
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: Amanda Rodriquez-Mammas
PROGRAM AWARD: Alice and Herbert Sachs Therapeutic Conservatory of Moss Rehab
OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD: Anne Meore