Kevin Smith - Board President/ Co- Founder
Kevin serves as Board President and provides support for HAIEA’s growth by investigating research opportunities, risk management, marketing, and web presence. He earned his EE degree from North Carolina State University and works as an independent consulting electronics design engineer.
Lori Damhorst - Board Secretary
Lori serves on the board and has an MS Ed. in special education and devotes many hours a week to preparing planning and supervising program participants.
Lisa Hinegardner - Board Treasurer
Lisa is involved with HAIEA because of her love for animals and knowing how powerful that connection can be between animals and humans. She is our board treasurer and the programs chairperson.
Cathy Smith - Board Member/ Co - Founder
Cathy is the "spiritual leader" of HAIEA, as well as the head dog trainer and developer of new programs. She earned her BS is Zoology from NC State University and has done what few zoologists actually do in their career - opened a zoo. She curates and cares for over 300 animals at her home/farm in North Texas that she shares with her husband, Kevin.
James Strickland PhD - Board Member/ Co - Founder
James "Strick" Strickland is a retired executive director for a non-profit that advocates for evidence-based intervention. He is also a Neuroscientist and will be analyzing any data from our research studies.
Michelle Ready - Social Media Coordinator and Webmaster
Michelle manages our website and social networking and helps out when needed in other areas.