Our Team

KAREN KAHN

KAREN KAHN

Founder, President, Executive Director

Crescent Moon grew out of Karen's personal involvement with a family member who struggled with addiction.

GEORGES SCHNEIDER

GEORGES SCHNEIDER

Board Member

Georges strongly believes that individuals, including people with challenges such as substance use disorders, can benefit from the equine-human relationship and find authenticity, peace and prosperity.

JOSEPH DENUCCI

JOSEPH DENUCCI

Advisor

Joseph DeNucci has been actively involved in the healthcare and the wellness industry for over 25 years.

HILARY MASLON

HILARY MASLON

Facilitator

Hilary is abstract painter with over 30 years of experience in painting and exhibiting. As an entrepreneur, ecologist, and lover of animals she brings a new perspective of art and healing.

ARIANA STROZZI MAZZUCCHI

ARIANA STROZZI MAZZUCCHI

Facilitator

Ariana is a Master Somatic Coach, entrepreneur, zoologist, professional equestrian, artist, international speaker and the founder of Equine Guided Coaching.

PETER ALFERT

PETER ALFERT

Board Member

Peter grew up during a time when drug and alcohol use was reaching epidemic proportions and personally witnessed how substance abuse affected his friends and the community around him.

MICHELLE BONSIGNORE

MICHELLE BONSIGNORE

Board Member

Michelle graduated from Dominican University in Marin County, California with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and with the intention of working directly with families impacted by Substance Use Disorder.

WILLIAM "BILL" O'DONNELL

WILLIAM "BILL" O'DONNELL

Advisor

In 1996, using the knowledge and programmatic skills Bill acquired working with addictions, Bill focused on bringing this transformative work to people interested in more fully connecting with their lives in healthy, meaningful ways, and opened Miraval, Life in Balance.

LAURIE MARSHALL

LAURIE MARSHALL

Facilitator

Laurie is a cutting-edge educator and creative activist who uses collaborative art to envision healing of heartbreak.

MICHAEL MUIR

MICHAEL MUIR

Facilitator

Michael founded Access Adventure in 2005, enriching the lives of people with disabilities and other underserved members of our community by providing outdoor recreation, open space access, education and therapy through a working partnership with horses.

MICHAEL GENOVESE

MICHAEL GENOVESE

Board Member

Michael is a member of the New York Bar and the American Bar Association and is an advocate for attorneys and first responders seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

JAN COBALEDA-KEGLER

JAN COBALEDA-KEGLER

Board Member

Jan is committed to the implementation of Evidence Best Practices in community based mental health and has developed programming, implemented and helped train county Behavioral Health staff in the use of Evidence Based therapies including several Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety.

PATRICK ALLE

PATRICK ALLE

Recovery Coach

As a cancer survivor and recovering alcoholic / addict, he draws from his own experience in an effort to create a common bond with clients and their families.

JOHN FOX

JOHN FOX

Facilitator

John leads public workshops on the creative process and using poetic medicine for empowerment and community building.

DEBBIE DARRIN

DEBBIE DARRIN

Facilitator

Debbie believes that the heart practices of lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity play a significant role in balancing, healing and navigating a complex world.