Our Story

 
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About Us

The EmBark Foundation, Inc. was officially founded on February 3rd, 2021. We were founded on the basis of the founders' love for animals and the seen positive effect animals had on trauma and mental healing. We started our journey from unexpected ethical frustrations and learning experiences within a separate nonprofit. Our co-founders joined together in their shared passion to found a nonprofit with ethics and policies that could support growth and integrity. The EmBark Foundation is a nonprofit that thrives on transparency, trauma-informed care, and passion for the mission. Through bold devotion to our mission, we believe that this is only just the start to a service that can benefit all survivors as they EmBark on their journey of healing.

 

Meet The Team!

Chief Officers & Co-Founders

Sammy Michaels
Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer

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Holly Muth
Co-Founder
Chief Operations Officer

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Gino Ricchio
Chief Financial Officer

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Diana Stewart
Chief Brand Officer

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Stephanie Kelley
Chief Communications Officer

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Abby Moravec
Co-Founder and Current UW-Madison Chapter President

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Interns

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Madison Goldbeck

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Yesha Sharma

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Board of Directors

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Shalon Zeferjahn

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Chynna Lewis

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Annalee Scandrett

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Kaleb Williams

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Michelle McCorkle

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Sharmin Prince

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Elizabeth Buchanan

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Partnerships

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Become an Official Partner with EmBark!

Upon the completion of this form, a team member from EmBark will be reaching out to establish a formal agreement that contains an outline of what the partnership will look like between EmBark and your organization. This agreement will then be signed by a representative from both organizations and the partnership will be officially formed! 

Thanks for submitting!