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)  

Timothy Iseminger, Immediate Past Chair
LifeNet Health (Chesapeake)  

Nirali Trovato, Secretary
Raymond James (Virginia Beach)  

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

Members at Large

Aaron Evans, Planning Chair
InSource Solutions (Virginia Beach)  

David Gettings
Troutman Pepper (Virginia Beach)  

John Gray, Governance Chair
AECom, (Virginia Beach)

Arielle Hankerson
Chemonics International (Richmond); Horizons Alumni  

Charlette Hardy
Portsmouth Education Foundation and Tidewater Community College (Portsmouth, Virginia Beach)

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

Jonathan White
CEO, OPS Consulting (Suffolk) 


Dr. Sterling White
Virginia Beach City Public Schools 

Dr. Elie Bracy III
Superintendent, Portsmouth Public Schools 

Dr. Sharon Byrdsong
Superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools 

Donna Henry
Principal, Portsmouth Catholic Regional School (Portsmouth)  

Dr. Judy Jankowski
Head of School, Chesapeake Bay Academy (Virginia Beach)  

Scott Kennedy
Head of Norfolk Collegiate School (Norfolk) 

Tim Iseminger, Development Chair, reviews fundraising plan.

Tim Iseminger,  Chair, reviews fundraising plan.

Bill Brittain visiting Virginia Beach students.

Advisory Council

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)

Beth Patterson
President, Waypoint Advisors (Virginia Beach)

Martee Pierson
Community Leader, Virginia Beach

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

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