NWESC Board of Directors

Dr. Hannah MuellerDr. Hannah Mueller - President and Founder

Dr. Hannah Mueller is a 2004 graduate of Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2008 she founded Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC), a non-profit equine rehabilitation and education center dedicated to helping rescue horses and humans in need. With this organization, Dr. Hannah works to create a community of compassion and understanding for all lives, and believes this is her way to give back to society, and make a difference here on Earth. In 2010, Dr. Hannah opened the beautiful Cedarbrook Farms rehabilitation center facility, where patients can haul in for dental floats, bodywork and other needs, or come to stay for a few weeks to a few months for rehabilitation treatment plans. Read more about Dr. Hannah here!


Kim SgroKim Sgro - Executive Director

Kim has been a Marine Biologist and Conservation Educator for over 20 years. She comes to NWESC with experience as the former Executive Director of Pasado’s Safe Haven. She is a disaster first responder and has been deployed for two months of animal rescue to New Orleans in 2005 post-Hurricane Katrina. There she managed a facility which processed over 1,200 rescued animals and trained over 400 volunteers. Read more about Kim here!


Rita MorganRita Morgan - Secretary

Rita Morgan is an Independent Contractor who has worked/volunteered for a number of area animal rescue organizations and worked to successfully pass a number of state animal cruelty laws. Giving a voice to the most vulnerable among us through legal protections is a powerful force for driving change in society and reducing animal neglect and cruelty cases. Read more about Rita here!


Rita LawsRita Laws - Treasurer

Rita Laws retired from the U.S. Army Veterinary Service after 22 years allowing her to devote all her time to her true passion, advocating for animals.

Rita volunteers at numerous non-profits to include NWESC, Chimp Sanctuary NW, Greyhound Pets, Inc. (GPI), and Pigs Peace. Read more about Rita here!

Emily Bullard-CloughEmily Bullard-Clough

Emily Bullard-Clough is a budding Large Animal Massage therapist, Professional Groom, Graphic Artist and National Sales assistant for a major lighting company. She has been involved with horses since a very early age. She volunteers with many rescue organizations and is passionate about all things animals. Read more about Emily here!


Linda DunkLinda Dunk

Linda has a strong background in academic libraries as a librarian and has also studied in business administration. In fact, many of her current activities involve her expertise as she currently serves as a volunteer in a school library, and was the founding administrator of Buy Nothing Monroe (a local gift economy group). Linda is also actively involved in her daughter’s 4-H club and you can often see her at 4-H shows and the fair. Read more about Linda here!

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