Debby Sabin, Founding Director

Debby Sabin founded Lovelane in 1988. After spending 31 years as ED, Program Director and Therapeutic Riding Instructor/ OT, she helped train and create a succession plan to assure Lovelane’s long term success. Debby has transitioned to the Founding Director of Lovelane, a Board Member, consultant, major donor relations and an instructor in the program.  A certified Occupational Therapist (MS/OTR/L), Debby has been actively involved in the therapeutic riding community for over 35 years. She has hosted equestrian events in the Special Olympics and coached as a member of the International Special Olympics team. Debby has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital and at the Concord Early Intervention Program. In addition to her work at Lovelane, she is also currently working as a therapist and consultant for pediatric and young adult disabled clients providing private, home based services.  Debby is a MA licensed riding instructor, PATH Int’l registered therapeutic riding instructor and is proficient in sign language. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Science from Boston University.