Board of Directors
In 2000 Dr. Daniel founded The Exigence Group, an organization that grew to comprise 40 business entities--from emergency medicine management and staffing and urgent care centers-- to real estate development. He served as the group’s CEO until 2012 when The Exigence Group joined TeamHealth as Exigence Division of TeamHealth. Under Dr. Daniel’s guidance, Exigence expanded its footprint, enhanced its reputation and became known for strong management and fiscal responsibility. With attention to detail and an eye on the future, he stressed the importance of innovation within the organization to meet emerging client needs.
Dr. Daniel earned his doctorate of medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is licensed to practice medicine in eight states. He earned his MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and was named “Best Leader” in his class. He was a member of the board of governors for the Catholic Independent Practice Association of Western New York (now known as Catholic Medical Partners) for 10 years, where he served on the negotiation and compensation and utilization committees. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, retiring at the rank of Major.
There are many more benefits of therapeutic riding, from a physical standpoint. The heat of the horse can relax muscle tension and ease spasticity in a neurological involved client, as can the rhythmic and predictable gait pattern of the horse. The client who suffers from weakness from either a neurological source or through illness or injury will gain strength to improve function. There are also a number of balance-based exercises to be done on the horse.
Whether a client is a child, adult or senior with a neurological or physical problem from illness, injury, disease or just deconditioned, therapeutic riding can be an important part of their treatment and rehabilitation. A program can be customized to the client based on his or her needs, with the goal of improved walking function and balance, and Jennifer is that person to achieve this!
Hellen is a licensed Clinical Social worker with Masters in social work. She is a school social worker and has a private practice--in addition to being involved in the equestrian community for over 20 years.
Hellen has seen the many benefits of therapeutic riding, from a physical and emotional standpoint.