2023 Board of Directors

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

Shannon Brannon, Prentice Thomas & Associates

Board President          Fort Walton Beach, FL

James Vechery, Lt Gen USAF Retired

Board Vice President       Pace, FL

Carol Missildine, CPA Self employed

Board Treasurer     Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Lee Thomas, KEMRON Environmental Services

Board Secretary        Atlanta, GA

Candie Arrowsmith

Fundraising Chair    Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Lindsie Zemanick, Equine Specialist

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


  • Nancy Lambert, Equine Specialist
  • Jennifer Mott, PATH CTRI

Located in Crestview, Florida

Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding 

Elisha Cozine


Office Coordinator & Billing Manager

  • Kristin DeCorte, LMHC

Meet Our Team

  • Melissa Winn, RLMHCI
  • Claire Callanan, PATH CTRI
  • Trish Mickley, Equine Specialist
  • Dr. Nina J. Gawlik, PsyD

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A 501(c)3 Organization. Text HOOFSTEPS to 850-757-2920 to make a DONATION today!

Susan Hammond, SMSgt USAF Retired

Healing Hoof Steps, Therapeutic Riding Program Director


 2023- Present PATH CTRI

2022- Present American Shetland Pony Club Show Secretary

2021-July  2023 Healing Hoof Steps Board of Directors, Secretary

1997 -2020 United States Air Force


Connie Baldwin, MS, LMHC

Healing Hoof Steps, Clinical Director


2017-Present Healing Hoof Steps Clinical Director​​

2010-Present EAGALA Military Designated Mental Health Provider

2011-2017  Lone Survivor Foundation, Houston TX

  • Sr. Team Leader, Military Therapeutic Retreats

Professional Licenses
Licensed Mental health Counselor: #MH15223, Florida Department of Health

2005 Master of Science: Counseling and Psychology, Troy University
1998 Bachelorette of Science: Veterinarian Technology, Fort Valley State University

Equine Experience

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


Hunter Norton, B.C.S., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Sarasota, FL

Travis Peterson, MSgT USAF Retired

Veterans Services Chair

Jamie Wells, CEO Defenders of Freedom

Milton, FL

Julie Harper, PsyD   Forensic Psychologist

Crestview, FL

Deede Wayne, Cape Cod Broadcasting Group

Niceville, FL

Lee Glaser, Northwest Florida Real Estate

Baker, FL