Staff

Mary Beth Drobish, Founder

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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.

 

 

Nan Latona, Executive Director

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Nan started as The Barn’s Executive Director in May of 2019. Nan brings a wealth of non-profit development experience with her, loves animals and is passionate about The Barn’s mission to bring together animals and children with disabilities in a friendly and caring environment.

 

 

Chris Guldin, Facilities Manager

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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.

 

 

Raichel Barzilay, Program Manager

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Raichel is a Certified Recreational Therapist with experience working with medically fragile children with behavioral challenges and children in the mental health population. Raichel has a passion for adventure programming and helping children reach their goals through recreation and leisure. Raichel loves animals and is excited to use animal-assisted activities as a modality and make a difference through programming at the Barn!

 

Kelsey Fraim, Administrative Assistant

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Kelsey recently joined the team as an administrative assistant and is excited to marry her passions for animals, children and well-being here at the Barn. Kelsey provides programmatic, fundraising and marketing support to the staff, as well as assists in the recruitment and coordination of our volunteers. With a background in community health, operations and a self-proclaimed “Jack-of-all-trades,” Kelsey looks forward to being a helping hand for the community members, children and families we serve.