Caitlyn Ramberg joined the Board of Directors in October 2020. She serves as the Chair of the Operations Committee and member of the Mental Health and Clinical Task Forces. Prior to joining the Board, Caitlyn volunteered as a horse handler and chore helper since 2019. Caitlyn was drawn to HYH because of their commitment to trauma-responsive services, equine welfare, and leadership in the equine-assisted interventions community.
Caitlyn has her BA in Psychology from St. Catherine University and her MSW from Augsburg College. She has also earned certificates in Equine-Assisted Mental Health from the University of Denver, Trauma Effective Leadership from the University of Minnesota, and in Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies, also from the U of MN. She works as a Senior Social Worker with Hennepin County in Family Group Decision Making and is also a private-practice mental health youth therapist who includes equines and the natural environment.
Caitlyn competed in dressage with her Friesian/Thoroughbred horse, Fantasia, throughout high school and particularly enjoyed creating musical freestyles. She has a 16-year-old daughter who is a leader in her high school theater tech crew, works part-time, and takes PSEO classes. Caitlyn brings her lifelong love for horses, in addition to her experience as a clinician, to HYH in hopes of supporting their long-term vision and goals to support and heal children and families.