Board, Staff, and Advisors



Vice President of Grants, Programs, and Strategic Initiatives

As the Vice President of Grants, Programs, and Strategic Initiatives, Francisco oversees all of the foundation’s grantmaking, leadership, and community programs. Francisco brings to Horizons a background as a research scientist, a public health professional, and an experienced grantmaker. 

His 25 years of experience in government, academia, nonprofit organization, and community activism have blended scientific expertise, commonsense public health experience, research, organizational re-engineering, and grantmaking. He has also served on numerous community-based organization boards and museum advisories.

In recent years, Francisco has played a national leadership role in understanding and reducing health disparities and inequities in the LGBT and Latino communities, and has been active in advancing knowledge brokerage initiatives, and “big data” research. Francisco is an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s California LGBT Team, and vice-chair of the board of directors for the National LGBT Cancer Network. His career includes bilingual clinical practice in behavioral medicine with a special focus on chronic diseases. He has co-authored a bimonthly newspaper column on health, written numerous research articles, and produced research reports.

Francisco, holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from Boston University, along with bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of California, Davis.



Roger has been an activist and leader in the LGBT movement for more than 25 years, and he has led Horizons Foundation since 2002. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as the Executive Director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, the Midwest’s largest LGBT social service and advocacy organization.

During his tenure, Roger led that organization’s expansion into the Chicago LGBT Community Center, known as the Center on Halsted. Before moving to Chicago, he was the Director of Programs for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where he oversaw the Center’s 40-plus programs and services. Roger’s San Francisco background includes his tenure in the law firm of Heller Ehrman, where he specialized in refugee, immigration, and asylum cases involving people fleeing from gender and sexual orientation-related discrimination.

Roger also has served as president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance in Washington, D.C., and was Associate Director of the Coro Foundation. He serves on the boards of Northern California Grantmakers and the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). Roger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law.


Chief Financial Officer

Liz is a CPA with more than 25 years of financial management experience and has worked as a senior finance director, consultant, and CFO with a variety of companies and organizations in the Bay Area. Her professional experience prior to Horizons includes work with public accounting, the advertising and manufacturing sectors, the arts, social service agencies, and foundations. 

Among her former employers and consulting clients are JWT, San Francisco Ballet, Levi Strauss & Co., County of Napa, Berkeley Food and Housing Project, and Episcopal Charities. At Horizons, Liz oversees the management of endowment and donor-advised funds investments, budgeting, financial reporting, information technology, and human resources.  She works closely with the finance, investment and audit committees of the Horizons Board of Directors.

Anthony Morin

Corporate Relations and Events Manager

Anthony has a go-getter can-do attitude, and is passionate about being of service to his community through education and social awareness. In 2008, Anthony was awarded a two-year apprenticeship from the French Ministry of Education, where he taught English to disadvantaged youth in the Parisian suburbs, while studying abroad and earning his Bachelor’s degree. He was most recently featured in Vision Magazine’s summer 2015 edition, for his accomplishments as a young Latino in the arts and education.

Having worked with a multitude of institutions, organizations and embassies in the Bay Area and abroad, and as the former director of cultural events for the oldest French cultural center in the United States, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as corporate relations and events manager. “If I were to describe what it means to work for a nonprofit, I would say that it is never a dull moment and be aware of what a privilege it is to do work that impacts others’ lives. French may be a passion of mine, but being gay is who I am, and to work with a group of dedicated individuals directly affecting the community I most identify with, then the possibilities are truly endless.”


Administrative Manager

As the Administrative Manager, Nikole wears many hats: supporting the Board and Executive Director; planning, organizing, and implementing administrative systems; and assisting in the administration of Horizons’ grantmaking and other programs. In short, she is the glue that holds Horizons together.

She joined the staff of Horizons Foundation in 2007 while completing a master of public administration degree at San Francisco State University, which allowed her to combine her personal belief in social justice with her professional work life. Nikole’s graduate course work examined the funding received by organizations that use harm reduction models, especially as they relate to HIV/AIDS and sexuality education. Nikole’s research included the history and effects of federal “abstinence only” policies in sex education.

Nikole served as board treasurer for the Center for Sex and Culture, a sex-positive, sex-education nonprofit from 2008 to 2010. She participated in the Occupy movement as a member of the committee that facilitated the Oakland General Assembly, gaining leadership skills with groups comprising 5 to 300 people. She currently lives in Oakland, California.


Accounting Assistant

Juni works as Horizons Foundation’s Accounting Assistant. She joined Horizons from positions at SeeMore Putting Company and Intercom, where she still works part time. Originally from Indonesia, Juni moved to San Francisco from Jakarta 13 years ago when her high school sweetheart (now husband) began attending college at San Francisco State University and persuaded her to join him here. 

They have two young sons. When she’s not busy spending time with her kids at the beach or watching movies, she enjoys shopping.


Vice President of Development

Deb has almost 30 years of nonprofit management and development experience. She works closely with Horizons’ staff, board, and committees in all areas of fund development, with a special emphasis on cultivating legacy gifts. She also serves as a resource for Horizons’ donor-advisors and Bay Area professional advisors. 

Deb hails from Tennessee where she ran one of the state’s largest supported employment programs for people with disabilities. After moving to the Bay Area in 1996, Deb worked at Equal Rights Advocates before working as a development director and executive director in performing arts in Napa Valley for ten years. Deb joined Horizons in 2009.