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Eagala Global Network Coordinators

Eagala has over 3,000 certified members in over 40 countries - see list below.  Countries with Eagala Networking Groups are listed in the links on the right where you can read more information specific to the country and language. 

To find Eagala Certified professionals around the world, go to Find a Program.

To find Eagala Trainings and Registration information around the world, go to Events.

Regional Directors

Regional Directors support members and address questions specific to the region.  For general information on Eagala and trainings, please contact the central office

Sharon BoyceEagala Africa

Sharon Boyce

africa@eagala.org

+27 84 500 0672

Sharon is passionate about people and horses. Her belief is that if people can be assisted to find meaning and purpose in life, they will live life optimally and move closer towards becoming the best they can be.

Many years after walking away from Clinical Psychology, Sharon returned to complete a master’s degree as a Counselling Psychologist and is currently licensed as an intern psychologist whilst she completes the final academic requirements. As an international diplomate of Logotherapy, she is a pioneer in combining Logotherapy with Eagala Model equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development.

As a child, Sharon fell in love with horses and her equestrian journey has traversed the roads of competitive eventing and combined carriage driving, sport horse breeding, para equestrian and Special Olympics, equestrian administration as well as therapeutic riding and Eagala Model work. She founded the Shumbashaba Community Trust that provides a safe space to children, families and caregivers from disadvantaged communities. In this space they find hope and self-worth through the context of the horse; the environment, sport, recreation and the Eagala Model.

Sharon is Eagala advanced certified and can perform the role of the horse specialist or mental health professional. Within the Eagala community, Sharon is a mentor and a member of the training team. She is a published author in the field of equine-assisted psychotherapy and is committed to ongoing research and learning in this field.

She passionately advocates that the Eagala Model uniquely positions horses in mental health and well-being to provide meaningful prevention and interventions that facilitates improvement in the lives of all people.
Her life motto is: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because, what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman)
 

Carey KhanEagala Europe & Middle East (EME)

Carey Khan

eme@eagala.org

+ 44 (0) 7949 862464

Carey has spent many years working in the corporate environment in General Manager & Directorship roles. For her entire life, she’s been involved with horses which made a positive impacted in her early years struggling in education.

Carey certified with Eagala in 2013 as an Equine Specialist and for the first three years worked with a variety of clients. She now focuses on supporting children and young people who experience social, emotional or mental health difficulties as well as building resilience in families.

Carey is really excited to be playing a key role in supporting the members and the development of Eagala in Europe and the Middle East.

 

Annie RicaldeEagala LatinoAmerica

Annie Ricalde

latinoamerica@eagala.org

+52 155 5435 8443

Annie has a background in mental health as well as the equine specialist side. She is a practicing Psychologist in Mexico and is a national competitor and champion in Dressage. She founded TAAC, which focuses on working with corporations using the Eagala Model. She has worked with many large and small corporations in Mexico with teams who range from CEOs to cleaning-service staff.

She also works in partnership with equine-assisted psychotherapy where she practices the Eagala Model focused on child trafficking, addictions, sexual abuse, depression, and eating disorders. She has worked with clients who simply want to focus on personal development, to clients with severe issues including suicide and those suffering psychotic breakdowns.

Annie was first certified in 2004, and has since earned her Eagala Advanced Certification. She also conducts Eagala Fundamentals trainings for the certification program and serves as a mentor to the community. She is committed to spreading Eagala and the Eagala Model standards throughout Latin America and has helped translate many of the materials into Spanish.
 

Michelle BlackEagala Pacific

Michelle Black

pacific@eagala.org

+61 0475 197 157 

Michelle brings to the Eagala team more than 20 years’ experience as a Senior Executive in the Corporate and Education sectors coupled with a strong passion for the Eagala Model and its impact on health and wellbeing across populations. Michelle is a driven leader with proven success as a marketer, business leader, and educator.

Senior positions held by Michelle include: Marketing Communications Manager, Business Unit Manager, Group Operations Manager, General Manager, Faculty Director and currently Director of Special Projects. Michelle has completed studies in Business, Social Sciences, and Training. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, is Eagala certified, working toward Advanced Certification, and completed her Masters in Counselling to serve as a mental health professional. Michelle has been working with horses for over 8 years and can also serve as an equine specialist.

Michelle developed a program with her Master’s study that uses the Eagala Model to support wellness in the workplace and combat compassion fatigue and burnout. She also developed and instructs the online Eagala Business Essentials Program supporting Eagala practitioners in developing successful and sustainable businesses.
 

Mickey DiGiacomoEagala USA/Canada

Mickey DiGiacomo
 
 
+1 801 754 0400
 
Mickey has spent her lifetime in the equine industry from 4-H to breaking and showing horses to fifteen years spent as a jockey, riding in ten different states. She retired from riding and moved to the racetracks of the west coast (to be warm!) for three years as an exercise rider. She eventually left the track and created a riding program for a residential treatment facility for emotionally disturbed boys — Sierra Boys Ranch. She also worked as a residential counselor and house director for the program.
 
Mickey attended her first Eagala training in September 2000, after which she became Equine Services Director for Sierra Family Services and helped transform the equine component into a true Eagala Model program. Literally hundreds of hours of Eagala sessions later, and after contracting as an Eagala trainer since 2004, Mickey became Eagala's Program Director in 2005 and has since shifted to working full-time as the USA/Canada Director for Eagala.
 
 
List of Eagala member countries - The countries which have links below have formal Eagala Networking Groups established. Click the country link for more information and to contact the networking group coordinator.
  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Belgium
  6. Bermuda
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Canada
  10. Cayman Islands
  11. Chile
  12. Colombia
  13. Costa Rica
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Denmark
  16. England UK
  17. Estonia
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Guatemala
  23. Ireland
  24. Israel
  25. Italy
  26. Japan
  27. Lithuania
  28. Mexico
  29. Netherlands
  30. New Zealand
  31. Northern Ireland UK
  32. Norway
  33. Panama
  34. Peru
  35. Portugal
  36. Puerto Rico
  37. Saudi Arabia
  38. Scotland UK
  39. Singapore
  40. Slovenia
  41. South Africa
  42. South Korea
  43. Spain
  44. Sweden
  45. Switzerland
  46. Uruguay
  47. USA
  48. Wales UK
  49. Zimbabwe