Equine Therapy EPI Faculty

Jo Steiner

Jo Steiner


Student Support and Certification Manager

I live with my dog Wombat, cat Jasmine and two sons in the Daylesford area. I have a lifelong love of animals (and their ability to co-regulate). I began my studies in Biology, and completed an Honours Bachelor degree in Zoology at Monash University. 

Subsequently, I landed a job at the Veterinary School, Melbourne Uni, which progressed to a PhD studying the immune system of sheep! 

In the early 2000’s I met my husband, moved to the country and started a family. I decided to retrain, and was drawn to the EPI Model of equine assisted practice. In February 2019 I completed the Foundation EAL Training. 

I began working at the Institute earlier in 2019 with farm and administration duties. My new role is Student Support & Certification Manager supporting students to complete the training and complete certification requirements, submitting integration papers, exams, CDP requirements, and online networking co-ordinator going for EPI Zoom Network Meetings.

I am hoping to offer all students and practitioners ongoing support as needed, to stay connected to our wonderful EPI community!