Our Board

Board members have significant experience in their respective fields and bring varied skill sets to Horton’s Kids. They secure resources and work with the Executive Director to implement the organization’s strategic plan. Many members are former or current volunteers, and several members are community representatives.

Our Board

Monique Frazier
Capitol Counsel

Catherine “Simmy” Jain
World Bank

Michael Vu
Artemis Real Estate Partners

Liz Dougherty
Business Roundtable

Koki Adasi, Compass-Principal, Team Koki
Norman Bailey, IAPW
David CataniaGeorgetown Public Affairs
Dolores Cole
Adele Fabrikant, Teach for America
Fernanda Fisher
Tyrec GroomsICF, Horton’s Kids Alum
Don Irwin, JP Morgan Chase
Angel Jones, Horton’s Kids Community Member

Mary Ellen MathesonYear Up
Issac McLaughlin, Exec. Office of the Mayor, DC, Horton’s Kids Alum
Erik OlsonVenn Strategies, LLC
Ellen Palmer, Kennedy Center
Natalie Rance, Cargill, Inc.

Jina Simmons

LaToya StarksHorton’s Kids Community Member
Nicole Taylor, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Tim TryslaAlston & Bird LLP
Dan WalshDirect TV

Brad Sickels
Director of Communications & Events

Brad manages Horton’s Kids’ external communications channels and oversees the organization’s public and media relations. He also directs the planning and execution of Horton’s Kids donor stewardship & cultivation events including the organization’s flagship fundraisers Home Runs for Horton’s Kids and Give Thanks & Give Back. Brad brings over 15 years of event production, strategic communications, and graphic design experience to Horton’s Kids.

Brad has worked for a variety of DC-based nonprofits including The Human Rights Campaign, The American Psychological Association, and The National Student Leadership Conference. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Geneseo.