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

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

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

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Meet Our Team

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


Loree Odom

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

  • 12 yrs therapeutic riding program experience

Shaunda Bradley

Office Administrator

Amara Ham, RLMHCI

Healing Hoof Steps, Therapeutic Riding Director

 2019- Present PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

2021-Present  State of Florida Registered Mental Health Intern

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 disciplines

A 501(c)3 Organization

Located in Crestview, Florida

Bianca Alfonso Garcia

BA Adaptive Physical Education

  • Children/Adults with special needs

PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor 

EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

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

We offer two distinct programs at Healing Hoof Steps

Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding 

2021 Board of Directors

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Shannon Brannon, Prentice Thomas & Associates

Board President

​James Vechery, Lt Gen USAF Retired

Board Vice President

Carol Missildine, Self employed

Board Treasurer

​Susan Hammond, SMSgt USAF Retired

Board Secretary

Candie Arrowsmith

Fundraising Chair

Travis Peterson, MSgT USAF Retired

Veterans Services Chair

Seth Ham, Panhandle Power Solutions, USAF Active Duty Reserves SSgt

Board Project Coordinator