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
Pam Young, HTR
A great way to invest in the future of HT is by participating in the activities of your regional HT Networking Group by joining a MAHTN Action Committee. Pick what interests you and pitch in!
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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 Annual Awards of Excellence Program
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 2018 Service Award!
Congratulations to the winners of MAHTN's 2017 Service Awards!
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: Lauren Mariotti
PROGRAM AWARD: Riker’s Island HT Program; Hilda Krus, HTR, director
OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD: Gwenn Fried, Mgr., Horticultural Therapy Dept., NYU Medical Center