A 501(c)3 Organization

Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding 

Loree Odom

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

  • 12 yrs therapeutic riding program experience

Melissa Winn, RLMHCI

State of Florida Registered Mental Health Intern

EAGALA Military Designated Provider

Troy University 2019 Graduate

  • 2018-2019 Internship at HHS
  • 2020-Present RLMHCI

Connie Baldwin, MS, LMHC

Healing Hoof Steps, Clinical Director

2017-Present Healing Hoof Steps Clinical Director​​

2010-Present EAGALA Military Designated Mental

Health Provider

Equine Experience

  • Over 40 years of combined equine experience consisting of riding,  training, owning, managing equine resort facilities 
  • ​Schooled in Western Pleasure and Barrels

Current: Doctor of Psychology: Organizational Leadership, University of the Rockies

2005 Master of Science: Counseling and Psychology, Troy University

1998 Bachelorette of Science: Veterinarian Technology, Fort Valley State University

Professional Licenses

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor: #MH15223, Florida Department of Health
  • Licensed Professional Counselor: #63853, Texas State Board of Examiners
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor:  #10460723-6004, Utah Div. of Occupational and Professional Licensing

2011-2017  Lone Survivor Foundation, Houston TX

  • Sr. Team Leader, Military Therapeutic Retreats

Narissa Jenkins

Healing Hoof Steps, CEO/Founder

 2014- Present Healing Hoof Steps CEO/Founder

2014- Present EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

2018-Present EAGALA Military Services Professional

​Equine Experience

  • Over 25 years of combined equine experience consisting of riding, lessons,  leasing, owning, rescuing and rehabilitating horses in the Florida panhandle and in Central Florida.  
  • Avid follower of the Downunder Horsemanship Training method by Clinton Anderson
  • Schooled in English Hunter/Jumper and Western Styles
  • Currently owns a herd of 6 horses


Dr. Nina J. Gawlik

​Licensed Psychologist

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Miami Institute of Psychology 1999 Graduate

EAGALA Certified Mental Health Provider

  • 1996 Master of Science in Psychology
  • 1994-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • ​University of Central Florida

Meet Our Team

Located in Crestview, Florida

Bianca Alfonso Garcia

BA Adaptive Physical Education

  • Children/Adults with special needs

PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor In Training

EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

  • 2yrs of riding instructing
  • ​English & Western Disciplines

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Becca Hansard

 PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor In Training

  • 5yrs of instructing
  • ​English & Western Disciplines

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Amara Ham

Healing Hoof Steps, Therapeutic Riding Director

 2019- Present PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

2019- Present EAGALA Military Designed Equine Specialist

​Equine Experience

  • Over 25 years of combined equine experience consisting of riding,  instructing,  owning, rescuing and rehabilitating horses
  • Over 12 years of providing professional riding instruction in English and Western disiplines

2021 Board of Directors

Contact our Board of Directors at anytime at programs@HealingHoofSteps.org

Shannon Brannon, Prentice Thomas & Associates

Board President

​James Vechery, Lt Gen USAF Retired

Board Vice President

Lee Thomas, Thyssen Krupp Co.


​Susan Hammond, SMSgt USAF Retired

Board Secretary

Candie Arrowsmith

Fundraising Chair

Travis Peterson, MSgT USAF Retired

Veterans Services Chair

Seth Ham, Panhandle Power Solutions

Board Project Coordinator