E3A – Equine Experiential Education

Executive Committee

Joe McAlexander Equine Experiential Education Association

Joe McAlexander

President

Mr. McAlexander is E3A Certified as an Advanced Level II Practitioner with a specialty in Personal Development. He is the CEO/Director of Spirit Song Youth Equestrian Academy, located in Anna, Texas, an organization he co-founded that designs and implements equine-assisted programs and coaches life skills development of at-risk youth, families, and organizations.

Mr. McAlexander started his professional career with a BS in Electrical Engineering from NC State University and then served on active duty as a Captain with the US Army Air Defense Command and Air Defense Signal Battalion. He is President and Founder of McAlexander Sound, Inc., Richardson, TX, and the Managing Director and Founder of McAlexander Sound Pte Ltd, Singapore, both technology consulting companies focused on innovation and monetization. Mr. McAlexander has served as a consultant for many of the top tech and communications companies in the United States. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a recognized technical expert in patents, trade secrets, contracts, and other intellectual property matters.

In addition to serving as a partner and director of several other companies, he serves as a technical advisor in secure communications platforms to Vertical Computer Systems, Inc., and its subsidiary Ploinks, Inc., for which he is a member of the Technical Advisory Board.

Carrie Brady, JD, MA E3A Vice President Possibilities Farm

Carrie Brady

Vice President

Carrie Brady is an experienced executive and consultant who is passionate about helping individuals and teams to realize their strengths and to bring their personal and professional dreams to life. She has served as a Vice President in two healthcare associations and has led national and international efforts to improve healthcare, including co-facilitating the Patient and Family Engagement Forum of the World Innovation Summit for Health, a global collaboration hosted by the Qatar Foundation and Imperial College London. She is well-known for her engaging and experiential keynotes, workshops, and webinars.

Carrie integrates innovative approaches that rapidly cut through barriers and produce powerful results, including experiential learning and creative arts-based programs. After learning that medical schools were partnering with horses to teach doctors bedside manner and teamwork skills, she created Possibilities Farm, LLC in Metropolitan New York. Carrie offers services beyond the farm through telephone coaching sessions, a national "Heart Herd" personal development program, and traveling to healthcare facilities, schools, and community organizations with her miniature horse, Paddington.

Carrie is an E3A Certified Practitioner and a PATH certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.  She earned a JD from Northwestern University where she was an editor of the Law Review, an MA in Sociology, and a Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship. She is the author of the book HCAHPS Basics and several other widely used healthcare resources, and currently writes a weekly guide to using horse wisdom to thrive in personal and professional life.

 

Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman

Secretary

Lisa Bowman is the Founder and President of Hope for Hearts Horse Farm, a non-profit Equine Assisted Learning facility. Lisa is certified as an Equine Experiential Education Facilitator through E3A and utilizes her coaching and training skills to assist executives, corporations, teams, groups & individuals to transform into their highest potential by developing skills and behaviors that positively impact their leadership, relationships, communication and overall well-being.

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ball State University. She led Indiana’s largest homecare organization for 14 years, providing leadership to over 350 employees. During that time, she developed leadership trainings and competencies for various departments. In addition to her certification as an Equine Experiential Education Facilitator, she has trained in utilizing CliftonStrengths and Personal Wellbeing and Development alongside Equine Assisted Learning principles. Lisa is a member of the Equine Experiential Education Association curriculum and conference committees.

Kathy Milbeck Treasurer E3A Equine Experiential Education

Kathy Milbeck

Treasurer

Kathy Milbeck, M.A. co-founder of Equinemity, comes to the world of equine facilitated human development with 37 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She received her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1980.

As a psychologist at Special Children’s Clinic in Reno, Nevada, Kathy provided assessments and psychotherapy for infants and young children for 10 years, leaving to take a position as an assistant clinical professor at University of Nevada School of Medicine. She held this position for 11 years and has had a successful private psychotherapy practice since 1982.

Kathy began her EAL work in 2006. She is certified in equine experiential educational and corporate coaching by Equine Experiential Association (E3A). She is a Master Trainer for E3A, teaching students how to do this work. She has been on the board of E3A for six years and currently serves more technical roles as the treasurer and the program development chair. Kathy has 19 years of experience with her horses and understands that horses have the ability and sensitivity to awaken heart-based moments of authenticity.