Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University and obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons University. Christine specializes in equine-assisted psychotherapy and is Natural Lifemanship trained. Christine loves combining her passion to help people heal with her lifelong love of horses. In her youth, Christine showed pleasure horses and spent as much time on the back of a horse as she possibly could. Christine is married to her husband Tony and has five children and three grandchildren. Christine enjoys trail riding, training her youngest horses, and walking half marathons with her friends.
Christine Jones, MSW
Outpatient Equine Therapist
Deanna graduated from Malone University with her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. She previously worked in CCHO's residential program for 3 1/2 years and is excited to work with OHS as an equine therapist. She has been riding and working with horses for most of her life and started showing horses in her early twenties. She enjoys going for a nice trail ride in the fall or spring and soaking in all the marvels of nature. In her professional career, she loves the connections people can make with animals and her passion is helping them understand how they can use that connection to develop better connections and relationships with other people. Deanna is married to her wonderful husband Jacob and together they have a cat named Ranger and a dog named Astrid, a licensed therapy dog who loves making people happy and getting belly rubs.
Deanna Schmucker, BSW, LSW
Outpatient Equine Therapist
Krista studied psychology and youth ministry at Malone University and obtained her Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling at The University of Akron. Krista specializes in equine-assisted psychotherapy, which combines her love of horses with her passion for serving others in Christ’s name. Krista grew up on the back of a horse and was a competitive rider in the sport of eventing when she was younger. Krista enjoys jumping, trail riding, and just spending time at the barn with her horse Oscar. Krista is married to her husband Luke and has one horse and two cats.
Krista Overmire, MS, LPCC
Program Manager & Outpatient Equine Therapist
Melissa received her Bachelor of Social Work from Youngstown State University after completing her Associate’s in Human and Social Services from Stark State College. Melissa specializes in equine-assisted psychotherapy, which pairs her love for horses with her desire to assist individuals achieve their goals. Melissa loves seeing the relationship that individuals can experience while working with horses and utilizing their strengths. Melissa began riding horses at ten years old and enjoys jumping and trail riding. Melissa is married to her husband Ryan and enjoys traveling, camping, and experiencing nature.