Board of Directors

HeartStrides is a nonprofit organization served by a governing board of directors. Directors volunteer their time to act as advisors and advocates of our mission and to assure proper allocation of funds. Directors also assist in garnering support and contributions on behalf of the organization to assure services retain the highest standards and remain financially accessible to our military personnel and youth at risk. 

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Meet Our Board

Kristy Dees, Founding Director

Kristy Dees, Founding Director

Kristy Dees, Founding Director

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Kristy Dees is the Founding Director of HeartStrides. She is a certified recovery coach, certified peer counselor and holds a PATH International riding instructor certification. 

Marj Brost, Treasurer

Kristy Dees, Founding Director

Kristy Dees, Founding Director

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Info coming soon

Latrayl Murphy, Secretary

Kristy Dees, Founding Director

Latrayl Murphy, Secretary

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Info coming soon

Dan Clark

Hanna Baus

Latrayl Murphy, Secretary

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Daniel Clark is the founder of Critical Concepts Consulting, a training and consulting company. He is retired from the US Army/Reserves after 30 years as a psychologist, and has worked for the WA State Patrol as the Department Psychologist for 25+ years. 

Hanna Baus

Hanna Baus

Hanna Baus

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Hanna Baus is a certified peer counselor, veteran's spouse, and foster parent. She graduated from Montana State University-Billings with her BS in criminal justice and sociology in 2015 and went on to graduate with her MA in sociology from Humboldt State University in 2017. Her background is in corrections and data analysis.