Tiffany Ingersoll, MA, LPCC-S,ES:
Tiffany M. Ingersoll is a licensed clinical counselor at EMERGE Ministries where she predominately sees clients, individually and/or for group, who are dealing with an Eating Disorder and/or effects of trauma. Tiffany is also part of the Clinical Support Team at EMERGE helping to train other clinicians to learn how to treat individuals with an Eating Disorder to better serve adults and adolescents in the community with a Christian application of the treatment modalities. She is part of the Trauma Team as well, and she is currently the clinician providing an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Group for Rahab Ministries.
Tiffany brings to Hope Meadows Foundation a vast array of wisdom, experience, leadership skills, training, and a passion for helping and serving others. Tiffany has over eight years of clinical experience working with diverse populations and mental health disorders. While she has spent most of her clinical career focused on treating individuals and their families with Eating Disorders and several other comorbid mental health disorders, she has also helped to create programing, form policy and procedures manuals, and/or run several programs including but not limited to an Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders, a Day Treatment Program for the Amish, and a Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Counseling Program.
Prior to her work as a clinician, Tiffany volunteered to help and advocate for the care of individuals and their families battling an eating disorder by Co-Founding Eating Disorder Advocates of Ohio (EDAO) and was the Vice-Chair until 2010; plus, she helped start and lead several support groups between Cuyahoga and Summit Counties. She has several years of experience building, managing, and training teams to work together to help transform lives. Tiffany is not only passionate about working with individuals and their families dealing with eating disorders, but also those dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma. Tiffany has been certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning through EAGALA since 2010 and is trained in EMDR, Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (through Natural Lifemanship), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Tiffany is also a published author and guest speaker in the community.
Tiffany came back as Vice-Chair of EDAO in 2018. After serving the community for the last 12 years, the new mission was clear and the need was great. Thus Hope Meadows Foundation was born and Tiffany has been integral defining the expanded mission. Tiffany currently serves to help Hope Meadows Foundation’s treatment team of Equine Specialists and horses partner with local clinicians who want to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning opportunities to their clients. She hopes that her years of experience, passion and dedication of serving others can help our organization to transform lives; mind, body, and spirit.
anne kichurchak, ES: Director OF FUNDRAISING
Anne Kichurchak serves Hope Meadows Foundation as the Facilities Director and co-founded the new organization. Anne is on a mission to help people heal and cope with life’s struggles through Equine Therapy. Her passion runs deep as she personally found healing through equine therapy and horses.
Anne has been a licensed hair stylist since 2001 and a local business owner. She loves the creativity of the hair industry and has found it rewarding to see people’s confidence grow after helping them feel their best through hair. Her passion to help others was realized on a greater scale when she saw an opportunity to follow her dreams and be part of Hope Meadows Foundation. Anne is an Equine Specialist and is EAGALA certified. She is an active member and volunteer of The Classical Attraction Dressage Society.
Anne lives in Hinckley, Ohio with her husband Chris, daughters Lilly and Sammy, and their two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, spending time with her family and her beloved horse Jake.
michelle togliatti, ES: Executive Director
Michelle Togliatti serves Hope Meadows Foundation as its Executive Director and Co-founder. Michelle comes to the organization with over 15 years of marketing and graphic design experience, helping several local and national firms realize growth potential. She is a graduate of The University of Akron where she obtained her business degree in Marketing Management. After gaining experience at a marketing consulting firm specializing in political campaigns and municipal marketing and PR, she started her own freelance design business in 2007 and still enjoys her work today.
Because of her own life experiences, Michelle has had an intense desire to help women struggling with eating disorders. In 2006, Michelle joined forces with Tiffany Ingersoll and together they started and led local support groups. The experiences of working with those in need of help and their families, opened their eyes to the greater need in the community and in 2008, the two women co-founded Eating Disorder Advocates of Ohio. Michelle served as Chair of EDAO for 5 years and came back to serve on the Board in 2018, co-founding the expanded mission and new organization, Hope Meadows Foundation.
Michelle is currently training as an equine specialist and is EAGALA certified. Her love of horses and passion to help the community fuels her desire for Hope Meadows Foundation to be a unique center for holistic healing through horses and nature, setting the standard in the industry.
Mrs. Togliatti is a certified Shamanic Reiki Master under the Mikao Usui lineage serving both people and horses. In her practice, she utilizes earth energy integrating essential oils, healing crystals and gemstones.
Michelle is married to her loving husband, Anthony and is a proud Mom of two boys. She enjoys yoga, meditation, gardening, cooking, and spending time with horses and nature. She is a member of the Ohio Chapter of The John Paul II Foundation, The Classical Attraction Dressage Society, and The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums of Ohio.
kirsten van nostran, ms, es: Equine Director
Kirsten Van Nostran serves as the Equine Director for Hope Meadows Foundation and has a sincere love and respect for horses. Kirsten has spent the last twelve years working with horses and studying natural horsemanship, witnessing first hand the horses innate ability to heal. She has observed and personally experienced their ability to teach us about relationships, leadership, and build confidence. Kirsten has dedicated herself to sharing the healing ability of horses with others. In 2017 she completed her Eagala certification, and began working as an Equine Specialist. Kirsten is among the founding members of Hope Meadows Foundation and looks forward to expanding the equine therapy program and caring for its greatly valued herd.
In addition to her work as an equine specialist, Kirsten holds a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's New York Campus. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed as an acupuncturist by the State Medical Board of Ohio. In 2002, Ms. Van Nostran founded Summit Acupuncture in Northeast Ohio, which specializes in treating pain management, women's health, trauma, and fertility with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.