Karin Stoll, MSW, DCSW – HHK Founder
Interim-Executive Director - Samantha Henriques
Mrs. Henriques received BA degrees in Sports Medicine, Environmental Biology, English & Physical Education; a MS degree in HPER-Sports Psychology, and post-baccalaureate teaching certification in Secondary Science from UH-Manoa. Mrs. Henriques is a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, AHA Instructor, and Kauai Master Gardener. She has been an athletic trainer and teacher at both the secondary and collegiate levels; she has also been an EMT, camp counselor, field researcher and international MLS physiotherapist. Samantha Henriques has been volunteering at Healing Horses since 2008.
Barn Manager - Ginger Chapin
Born and raised on Kauai, Ginger has been riding horses since she could walk. She's worked at Silver Falls Ranch; co-owned 13 horses (cobbs and ponies) in Haena; and dreamed of starting an after school program for kids - to keep them on ponies and off drugs. Ms. Chapin has been with Healing Horses Kauai since July 2019.
*If you are interested in joining our board or volunteering in any capacity don't be shy - let us know. (*We are especially seeking individuals with experience in realty, grant writing, facility maintenance, banking, special education and horse training).
2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Karin Stoll
Karin Stoll was born and raised in New York. She was educated in Boston, MA., receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Lesley College and her Masters in Social Work from the Boston University School of Social Work. Ms. Stoll is a licensed clinical social worker in New York, Massachusetts and Hawaii and has a Diplomate Board Certification from the National Association of Social Workers. She is an avid horsewoman. Riding since age fourteen, instructing since seventeen. Ms. Stoll has become a strong voice in the Pet Therapy movement, having incorporated her own pets into her therapeutic practice since 1992.
Vice President - Sarah Destiny
From the West Coast to Kaua’I, Sarah has 35+ years of equine experience and 10+ years of medical training specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture and equine acupuncture, addiction therapy, orthopedics and nutrition. She received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Medical History and Ethics from the University of Washington, Masters and Doctoral degrees (N.D., M.D., DOM, MSTOM, LMT, LE and LAc) from NCNM, UCLA and DULA. She grew up in a rural farming community, working on ranches with 30-55 horses and has had 3 horses of her own. From barrel racing to trail riding to teaching kids to ride, she brings her love of horses, dogs, children, people and healing to our organization. With a background in National Sales and Marketing, Grant Writing, previous Board experience, construction, customer service and public service, she is eager to help every person and animal she meets. Sarah is grateful to be a part of the team providing a wonderful service to the island of Kaua’I, an island of the Hawaiian archipelago that she feels honored to call home.
Treasurer - Yukari "Moana" Mikami
Moana was born and raised in Japan where, as a child, she spent much of her time with a horse and dogs. Her love of animals blossomed during her ten years working and volunteering at Marin Humane Society as a veterinary assistant and animal care tech. She became a specialist in being able to handle and communicate with the most difficult animals, including feral cats and aggressive dogs. She provided a wide variety of medical care, and when necessary, euthanasia. She and her therapy dog “Kuri” volunteered to help lonely elderlies in local nursing homes. Previous to her dream job in the animal field, she thrived at a travel agency in San Francisco being in charge of accounting and auditing for ten years. She wants to help all beings on the island of Kauai that she loves and now calls home.
Secretary - Zoe Babbits
Zoe Babbits is an artist who grew up owning horses in San Diego, California. She worked with Saddlebred show horses as a groom and assistant trainer most of her young adult life. Now semi retired and living on Kauai, she is a painter on canvas and surfboards and enjoys volunteering with Healing Horses Kauai.
Member-at-Large - Sue Long
Susanne grew up in Germany and rode English dressages, participated in foxhunts, and trail courses. She has a passion for natural/at liberty dressage. Mrs. Long also has a passion for dance (ballet and contemporary) and art. She studied Fine Arts at Duesseldorf National Acadamy for Fine Arts in Germany; and had a career as a graphic designer and post-producer of high-end photography for 25 years in Germany and Kaua`i. She has been a Board member of the Kaua`i Society of Artists for several years.
Susanne has combined her knowledge of dance and riding to become aware of fine tuning that has to occur within the rider’s body center of balance and use of aides; while also sensing the horse’s center of mass to synchronize rider and horse dynamics.
Member-at-Large - Cole Pemberton
Cole grew up on Kauai on the East Side. Post high school he went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a focus on Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Humboldt State University. After a stint in the corporate and startup world in Northern and Southern California he returned home to Kauai and now owns and operates two local screen-printing companies. He has a passion for outdoor sports, traveling, art, teaching and humanitarianism, trying to always lend a helping hand to people or animals in need. He joined the Healing Horses Kauai Board late in 2020 after working with them on T-shirt’s and educational material and seeing opportunity to help with a more hands-on approach. He is also a sucker for tacos.
The members serving on the board have been involved with social work and counselling, art, finance, horse training, horse therapy and ranch management. Program volunteers work in: health care, animal science, equestrian breeding and genetics, social work, web design, retail, education, ranching/farming and are also involved with other Kauai organizations on (Burial Council, Master Gardeners, Scouts, 4-H, K.O.R.E. surf, the Surfrider Foundation, etc.). With such a diverse population of folks, we have a large pool of knowledge available to draw from to plan, coordinate and carry out a variety of projects/events.
VOLUNTEERS & STAFF- MORE COMING SOON