Kemeny earns leadership roles with ATRA and HHRF


Aug. 30, 2019

Betsy Kemeny, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of parks, conservation and recreational therapy, was named president-elect of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, the only national association for recreational therapists. She will serve a three-year term as president-elect, present and past president.

Kemeny was also named a scientific adviser and to the board of directors for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, a nonprofit, non-endowed foundation that serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse-human interactions and their impact on health and wellness.

Earlier this year, Kemeny completed a study funded by the HHRF that showed therapeutic horseback riding reduces stress levels of adolescents with autism.