Mary Beth Drobish, Founder
The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is Mary Beth’s dream come true. Her passion for both children and animals led her to develop the organization and create the vision. Mary Beth lives on the adjoining property and has dedicated years of her life to seeing that children with disabilities have a place to experience the unconditional love of animals.
Emily McClure, Executive Director
Emily is the newest member of The Barn staff, beginning as Executive Director in May of 2015. She comes with experience in managing local and international non-profit organizations and is passionate about making a difference in the world around her. She focuses on development and fundraising for The Barn, but loves spending as much time as possible with the animals and the children!
Chris Guldin, Facilities Manager
Chris oversees all aspects of barn management, property management, and animal care. He assists with children and animals in all four of our programs and is a Camp Geronimo favorite, bringing campers and counselors to The Barn each morning in the hay wagon pulled by the tractor. His kind and gentle manner make him a favorite with the animals and the children.
Ann Nowoswiat, Program Manager
Ann’s background includes a Master of Education degree in Special Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a BBA in Business Management from Pace University. She has teaching experience in learning support, life skills, autistic support, emotional support, and ESL. As a special education teacher, Ann brought students to the Barn for field trips where she witnessed the amazing, positive effect the beautiful environment had on each and every one of her students. She is very passionate about her work with children and the gains that can be made through animal assisted therapy.
Eric Pollock, Camp Director
Eric has been Camp Director of Camp Geronimo for the past seven years. He brings over 20 years of experience working with children of all abilities to Camp Geronimo. As a licensed Physical Therapist, he carefully plans activities so that each child who attends Camp Geronimo has opportunities for growth, development and fun.