Patricia has been with Horizons since 1990 and became Executive Director in 2000 after serving in various positions in the overseas program department. She oversees domestic and overseas work and reports to our Board of Directors. Originally from Chile, she has worked for international and national development organizations in Costa Rica and now calls Cobourg her home.
905-372-5483 ext. 11
Tara works with our partner PIES de Occidente to implement the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project in Guatemala. Her background is in adult education and international human rights law, and has used these skills to advocate for social justice, both in Canada and internationally, for close to 15 years. Most recently, she worked for the Government of Alberta, first as the Director of Legislative Services, then as the Chief of Staff to the Ministers of Service Alberta and Status of Women, and finally as a Special Advisor in the Premier’s Office. Prior to this, Tara oversaw the Mesoamerican programme at Horizons of Friendship, and she is thrilled to be back with Horizons to help manage the final phase of the MNCH project.
905-372-5483 ext. 14
Mesoamerican Program Financial Officer
Sergio provides financial support to the Mesoamerican program, facilitates training to partners on accounting systems, and performs internal audits of partners’ finances. Sergio is from Costa Rica, and has worked there as an administrator and accountant with national NGOs.
905-372-5483 ext. 23
Community Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Raúl coordinates engagement and community outreach initiatives for the Canadian public under the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project in Guatemala. This includes organizing and executing reciprocal knowledge-exchanges between Canadian and Guatemalan MNCH providers, practitioners, experts and advocates. Originally from Mexico, Raúl has a background in international development and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in International Relations. Raúl recently moved from Vancouver to Cobourg.
905-372-5483 ext. 24
Community Outreach Officer
Daniel works to engage the Canadian public on Horizons' projects in Central America and Mexico. Through compelling images, videos, and blogs, Daniel seeks to educate Canadians on the mission and work Horizons and its partners are carrying out in the region. Daniel also spearheads the Migrant Worker Outreach Program, and leads groups of Canadians to the field through the Annual Educational Tour. Born and raised in Cobourg, Ontario, Daniel has a background in public affairs and international development. He graduated from Trent University with a B.A. in Political Studies.
905-372-5483 ext. 20
Administration & Finance Coordinator
Clint oversees Horizons' finances and administrative functions. He has worked extensively in human resources and finance functions in the Toronto area. Clint recently moved to Keene from Toronto.
905-372-5483 ext. 17
Thrift & Treasure Shop Supervisor
Susan oversees the day-to-day operations of Horizons’ Thrift and Treasure Shops. She coordinates the scheduling of over 45 volunteers who are instrumental to the Shops’ success, and executes a variety of events in support of the Thrift Stores. Susan is a native of Prince Edward County, Ontario, but now resides in Port Hope. She has a background in Journalism, Graphic Design, and Digital Imaging.
905-372-5483 ext. 25
Thrift & Treasure Shop Associate
Colleen has been supporting Horizons’ Thrift & Treasure Shop for over 20 years, both as a volunteer and part-time associate. When she’s no, Colleen does other volunteer work with her church and the Cobourg Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She also enjoys spending time at the library, reading, and going for walks.