Karin Stoll, MSW, DCSW – HHK Founder
Interm-Executive Director - Samantha Henriques
Barn Manager - Ginger Chapin
*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).
2020-2021 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 - Lenny Rapozo
Lenny Rapozo learned about horses later in life than most. He was in his 30's when he met a horseman named Les Milnes. Les mentored Lenny and taught him most everything he knows about horses. Lenny developed a passion for horses. But when in his 40's, Lenny suffered a stroke, losing use of his left arm. Lenny had heard about Healing Horses Kaua'i, so once able, he became a participant with their program. Lenny was blown away at how patient and supportive the team was in getting him back up on a horse as he never thought he could ride again. Lenny took lessons for weeks and rebuilt his strength until, to this day, despite his disability, he maintains and rides his own horses. He was so grateful, he accepted the position of Healing Horses Kaua'i, Inc., Board Vice President.
Treasurer - Laurie Forman, CPA
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 - Kathleen Bock
Kathleen moved to Kauai in May, 2019. She has a degree in Business-Human Resource Management. She discovered equine therapy, while living in Colorado, after witnessing the positive effects a roommate’s horse had on her visiting adult son with autism. After that experience she began to volunteer at an equine therapy center in Colorado and now we are happy to welcome her to Healing Horses Kauai.
Member-at-Large - Linda Bonds
Pursuing a quiet life on Kauai, Linda trains horses and riders with a devotion to excellence, experienced understanding and respect for the horse, and an unusually insightful and clear communicative ability toward the developing rider. A rider since age 6 (cattle round-ups, jumping, race & polo horse training) she been a barn manager and world class trainer.
Member-at-Large - Robin Kurtz
Robin grew up in Marin County, CA, an excellent place to foster her love for horses. She spent her childhood and high school years riding horses, competing in horseback vaulting and volunteering with the Halleck Creek Ranch, the local therapeutic horseback riding organization. After graduating from University of California, Davis with a bachelor's degree in animal physiology Robin accepted a position of Equestrian Director the Halleck Creek Ranch. She held the Equestrian Directors position as well as working full time in several other sectors, most notably a similar position working for St. Vincent's School for Boys, a residential treatment home, until 2002. In 2004 Robin left California to re-join her companion on Kauai. She spent the next 13 years as the General Manager for Silver Falls Ranch, a trail ride business on our beautiful north shore. Robin has since retired from Silver Falls Ranch and now works in Kapaa but still has horses at home and a part-time business horse training business. Her life has been immeasureably improved by being with horses, an opportunity she hopes to continue to share with others through her association with Healing Horses.
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 - MORE COMING SOON