Director of Animal Assisted Intervention

Mrs. Campesi is a licensed teacher who has 20+ years of educational experience and 10 years of Therapy Dog experience. Her passion is to work with children with special needs and has set up Therapy Dog Programs at various schools, including the Matthews Center and Battlefield High School. Mrs. Campesi is a Pet Partners Evaluator and mentors teams interested in serving as Therapy Dog Teams. Among her many qualifications, she regularly works at Potomac Sentara Hospital, Manassas Park Schools, Illif, Key Center and Jill’s House. Mrs. Campesi has earned a Level 1 Certificate in Animal Assisted Play Therapy, attended workshops through Human Animal Bond Research Institute, and a certificate in the University of Denver’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program.