Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
2019 MAHTN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Abby Jaroslow, HTR
Vice President, NJ
Vice President, NY
Patti Loughridge, HTA
Vice President, PA
Elections & Awards
Pam Young, HTR
At MAHTN, We Are Growing Horticultural Therapy!
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 Strength Resides in its Work Teams
A gratifying and fun way to participate in the future of HT is by becoming involved in the activities of your regional HT Networking Group. Join a MAHTN Action Work Team. Pick what interests you and pitch in!
The Linda Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship
Education is critical to the future of the HT profession. To fulfill its commitment to elevate professional standards within the profession of HT, each year MAHTN awards the Linda Ciccantelli Memorial Scholarship for academic achievement to a student currently pursuing a career in horticultural therapy. Linda Ciccantelli was a pioneer in the practice of horticultural therapy (HT). She was a practitioner, author, and teacher who founded the HT program at Magee Rehab Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, in 1976.
To qualify for this prestigious award, individuals must live in the Mid-Atlantic region and be enrolled in a college level program in pursuit of a career in Horticultural Therapy. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $500 check that may be applied toward tuition or internship expenses, along with one free year of MAHTN membership and complimentary admission to the MAHTN Annual Conference in the fall, where recipients are announced.
The scholarship is merit-based. Winners are selected by a panel of past MAHTN board members. Factors such as grades, experience, and career goals are considered. Scholarship applications are distributed to students through their Horticultural Therapy instructors in the Mid-Atlantic region, including DelVal, NYBG, Rutgers, Temple, and the Horticultural Therapy Institute (HTI).
If you are a student and are interested in applying, please contact the HT program director at your institution or Click here to download the Scholarship Application Package for 2019. Applications are due no later than April 1st. Recipients are announced in the fall at MAHTN's Annual Conference.
MAHTN's Annual Awards of Excellence
It is MAHTN's mission to promote awareness and acceptance of the professional practice of Horticultural Therapy through education, communication and networking. To that end, our Annual Awards Program allows us to recognize, and serves to underscore, the efforts of those horticultural therapists and HT programs that consistently demonstrate outstanding achievement and success within the field.
These individuals and facilities represent the highest standards of excellence in HT practice and serve as enduring models for those of us engaged in or entering the profession.
MAHTN members are encouraged annually to seriously consider and then nominate a worthy colleague and/or HT program to receive one of our annual awards. Click here to submit a nomination for a MAHTN 2019 Service Award!
Congratulations to the winners of MAHTN's 2018 Service Awards!