Inspiring minds,
building community,
transforming lives.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteer community leaders who help Horizons make a difference in our students’ lives.  We are seeking visionaries to guide how we impact today’s children and tomorrow’s leaders.

How can your leadership skills help a child fulfill their potential?

Contact Brenda Garrett, Executive Director



Brenda Garrett
Executive Director (Hampton)  

Jay Stotlar, Chair
President, Hutchins & Hutchins (Virginia Beach)  

Nirali Trovato, Chair Elect
Raymond James (Virginia Beach)  

Neil Amari, CPA, Treasurer
ECPI University (Virginia Beach)

Charlette Hardy, Secretary
Portsmouth Education Foundation

Timothy Iseminger, Immediate Past Chair
LifeNet Health (Chesapeake)  

Members at Large

Aaron Evans, Planning Chair
InSource Solutions (Virginia Beach)  

John Gray, Governance Chair
AECom, (Virginia Beach)

Arielle Hankerson
Chemonics International (Richmond); Horizons Alumni  

Curtis Johnson
Optima Health, Statewide Market Development & Outreach Manager (Virginia Beach)  


Donna Henry
Principal, Portsmouth Catholic Regional School (Portsmouth)  

Scott Kennedy
Head of Norfolk Collegiate School (Norfolk) 

Dr. Sterling White
Portsmouth Public Schools 

Dr. Elie Bracy III
Superintendent, Portsmouth Public Schools 

Dr. Sharon Byrdsong
Superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools 

Tim Iseminger, Development Chair, reviews fundraising plan.

Tim Iseminger,  Chair, reviews fundraising plan.

Advisory Council

Gary Baum
Acuity Valuation, LLC (Norfolk)

Dr. William Brittain
Brittain Klein, Inc (Chesapeake)

MaryAnne Dukas
Past Chair, Community Leader (Virginia Beach)

Paul Hirschbiel, Jr.
Past Chair, The Memory Center (Virginia Beach)

Thomas Inglima
Willcox and Savage (Norfolk)

Martee Pierson
Community Leader, Virginia Beach

Katherine C. Willis, Past Chair
Past Chair, Cerity Investment Advisors (Norfolk)

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