Kate Barrand
Kate Barrand
President & CEO
Kate is an experienced private sector and nonprofit strategy consultant and operating manager. She has worked with C-suite and executive teams of large (top 10) financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations to define new strategies, develop marketing programs, and restructure and realign business units to better serve stakeholders. Kate was the Founder and CMO of Clareon Corporation. She also led Strategic Planning for the global retail and wealth management businesses and Global Strategic Marketing while at BankBoston. Kate has an MBA from Boston University and a BA in Early Childhood Development from the Eliot-Pearson Department at Tufts University. Kate resides in Beverly, and serves on the Board of Directors of Wellspring House in Gloucester, and Lahey Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services in Burlington. She is also Vice Chairman of the Development Committee for Beverly Hospital in Beverly. She served on the Board of Horizons for Homeless Children for 14 years and has volunteered as a Playspace Activity Leader for three.
Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding
Chief Development & Marketing Officer
Before she joined Horizons as Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Tara served as Director of Development for Dedham Country Day School, where she designed and implemented a record-breaking $13.6 million campaign. Prior to that, she was a member of the senior management team during Harvard Law School’s $476 million Setting the Standard campaign, where she served in many roles including leadership gifts, alumni affairs, and annual giving. Tara received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three daughters.
Tammy Reder
Tammy Reder
Chief Financial Officer
Tammy has a diverse financial background, working in multiple industries at both non-profit and for profit organizations. Prior to joining Horizons for Homeless Children, Tammy served as Chief Financial Officer for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). At the NSCAA, she worked successfully on a Financial Strategic Plan that focused highly on improving cash flow, liquidity, and the organization’s overall short and long term financial future. Prior to the NSCAA, she worked at La Petite Academy, one of the nation’s largest educational child care providers, and was a key member of the financial management team assisting with the successful turnaround and sale. In addition, Tammy has provided financial services for Marketing, Telecommunications, and Wind Energy organizations. Tammy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from DePaul University and an MBA from Mid-America University. She is a new resident to the Boston area and is originally from Chicago.
Sheila O’Neil
Sheila O’Neil
Executive Director, Community Children's Centers & Family Partnerships
Sheila joined Horizons with more than 30 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Most recently, she served as the Head Start and Early Head Start Director for Communities United, Inc. Throughout her career, Sheila has held a number of different positions in Early Childhood Education, including as a Regional Manager for a large for-profit provider as well as a Director for a small nonprofit school. She was very involved in the early stages of the creation of NAEYC Accreditation process and served as a validator for NAEYC for two years. A Boston College graduate and a native New Englander, Sheila raised three children and resides in Hingham.
Tasha Kitty
Tasha Kitty
Vice President, Human Resources
Tasha, formerly Assistant Vice President, Human Resources at Voya Financial and Vice President/Director, Talent Management and National Learning Agility for DigitasLBi Boston, currently oversees Human Resources, Professional Development, and Organizational Learning for Horizons while managing a team of HR and Professional Development professionals. She is a high impact HR leader with extensive experience in several HR functions including talent management, program and leadership development, learning agility, organizational and cultural change, recruitment, and diversity. She’s been recognized in her career for the rapid delivery of successful, award-winning, high quality programs and talent solutions, receiving both CEO and presidential awards. Prior to joining Horizons, Tasha spent 17 years working in financial services and digital marketing and advertising; working in various business lines, Public Relations, Human Resources and Learning and Development. She has degrees from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Lesley University, and Cornell University in Sociology, Intercultural Relations, and Diversity Management Certification, respectively. She was born and raised in the city of Boston, where she currently lives.
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Board of Directors

Chip Hazard
Chair; General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Michael Roberge
Vice Chair; President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer, MFS Investment Management
Gregory Morzano
Treasurer; Founder and Managing Partner, Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
Kate O’Neil
Clerk; Private Investor
Jonathan Bingham
President and CEO, Janeiro Digital
Lori Colella
Financial Analyst, Fairfield Financial Advisors
Maïta Vert Crocker
Vice President, Investment Managers Services, State Street Corporation
Elizabeth Crowley
Partner, Burns & Levinson
Ryan Debin
Senior Vice President, Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors of Boston
Michael Eisenson
Founder, Horizons for Homeless Children; Managing Director and CEO, Charlesbank Capital Partners
Glenn Engler
Managing Director, Parthenon-EY
Matt Epstein
Director, Goulston and Storrs
Tim Estella
Director of Trading Strategy for SAI, Fidelity Investments
Scott Haig
Managing Director, The Baupost Group
Princell Hair
SVP and General Manager, CSN New England
Kathy Klingler
Head of Marketing, Kaplan Higher and Professional Education
Kate Lubin
Director, United Way
Melissa MacDonnell
President, Liberty Mutual Foundation
Linda Mason
Founder, Horizons for Homeless Children; Chair, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Lauren Mazzella
PAL Volunteer, Putnam Investments Community Children’s Center
Aaron Miller
Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual
Tom Murray
Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer, EMC
Sarah Nielsen
Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Sue O’Connell
Partner, Wellington Management Group, LLP President, Wellington Funds Group
Steven Principe
Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Rahim Rajpar
Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, John Hancock Insurance
Pete Riehl
Managing Director, Brookside Capital LLC; Managing Director, Bain Capital LLC
Maurice Samuels
Managing Partner, Convexity Capital Management
Lucienne S. Sanchez, M.D.
Director of Newborn Services, Mount Auburn Hospital
Barbara Shapiro
PAL Volunteer, Schoen Community Children’s Center
Eileen Smith
Vice President Recruitment and Temporary Staffing, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Janice Sturchio
Vice President, BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management Group
Liz Vanzura
Managing Director, Boathouse, Inc.
Karen Walsh
VP, Director of Marketing Operations, MFS Investment Management
Orlando Watkins
Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation
Susan Whitehead
Vice Chair, Whitehead Institute

Senior Advisory Board

Mark Edwards
Co-Founder, Upstream
Sandra Edgerley
Formerly with Bain Capital
Bob Atchinson
Founder, Adage Capital Management
Josh Bekenstein
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Roger Brown
Founder, President, Berklee College of Music
Diane Hessan
CEO, Communispace Corporation
Jonathan Lavine
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Sankaty Advisors, LLC and Managing Director, Bain Capital, LLC
Laurie Schoen
Founder, US4KIDS

Honorary Board

T. Berry Brazelton
M.D., Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
William Julius Wilson
Ph.D., Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University
Ellen Bassuk
M.D., Founder and President, National Center on Family Homelessness
Barbara Ehrenreich
Author, Columnist and Essayist
Theo Epstein
President of Baseball Operations, Chicago Cubs
Wycliffe Grousbeck
Advisor, Highland Capital Partners
Marian Heard
President and CEO, Oxen Hill Partners
Arnold Hiatt
Director, Dreyfus Connecticut Municipal Money Market Fund Inc.
Howard Hiatt
M.D., Associate Chief and Co-Founder of Global Health Equity Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Loretta LaRoche
Author and Motivational Speaker
Sister Margaret Leonard
Executive Director, Project Hope
Pamela G. Mann
Associate Director of Programs, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care
Eli Newberger
M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston
Robert Paglia
CFO, Gordon Brothers Group, LLC
Diane Patrick
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Francene Sussner-Rodgers
Trustee, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jack Shonkoff
M.D., Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University
Barry Zuckerman
M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
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