Executive Director

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

Program Manager

René manages Horizons’ Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: Transforming Indigenous Lives (MNCH), Guatemala project.”  He also coordinates with Horizons’ Mesoamerican Team to execute the organization’s overall project programming in Central America and Mexico. These tasks allow René to put to practice his University of Toronto Master’s degree in public health, as well as his many years of social justice-rooted international cooperation program management experience.  He lives happily in Hull, Québec with his young family.
905-372- 5483 ext. 21

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

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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

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Resource Development Coordinator

Debbie works with our government and private donors for funding and contributes to Horizons’ communication material. Debbie is an Ontario Certified Teacher with Bachelor degrees in Education and International Development. Her passion for social justice and people-centered development was born while working with elementary school students on a literacy project in a Mayan village in Mexico. Debbie currently lives in Peterborough with her husband and busy teenagers.
905-372- 5483 ext. 13


Sarah Giddings
Donor Relations & Administrative Officer

Sarah provides support to each of our departments and also oversees our donations. Born and raised in Cobourg, Sarah graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. Soon after, Sarah began her career in Toronto’s finance industry. She's happy to be back home in Cobourg, working and raising two boys with her husband in her hometown.
905-372- 5483 ext. 10


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

Karen supervises our Thrift & Treasure Shop and organizes silent auctions held twice each year at Northumberland Mall. She formerly worked in real estate and has been a Cobourg resident for over 15 years.
905-372- 5483 ext. 25


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