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.


Director of Philanthropic Services

Theary is a fundraiser by trade, an economist by study and an accidental nonprofit techie by necessity. Prior to joining the foundation she has worked for or consulted a wide portfolio of social change & social justice organizations, including Heritage of Pride – NYC Pride, The Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, Asia Foundation, Tides Foundation & others.  

She grew up in Long Beach, CA and lives in San Francisco with her little dog, Milo.



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 Roger’s tenure at Horizons, the foundation has dramatically increased its grantmaking, capacity, and overall asset base.  He oversaw creation of the LGBT Community Endowment Fund for the community’s future; helped bring millions of dollars in funds from mainstream foundations to our community, and has been a national and local leader in multi-year efforts to increase philanthropic giving to LGBTQ causes.

In Chicago, 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 as Board Chair of OutRight Action International, the world’s leading LGBTIQ human rights organization. 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

John Marvuglio is the Chief Financial Officer at Horizons Foundation, managing the financial operations of the organization.  John is committed to the long-term financial success of the Foundation and maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency.

John is a licensed California Certified Public Accountant and previously was the Chief Financial Officer for a $15 million social service non-profit.  His responsibilities included long range planning, budgeting, risk management, and corporate compliance.  In his career, he has managed Human Resources, Facilities, and IT.

John holds a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Colorado along with a Masters in Fine Arts in painting from John F. Kennedy University.

Tara Medve

Director of Individual Giving

Tara is a dynamic storyteller and strategist with nearly 20 years’ experience in nonprofit management, organizational development, fundraising, and communications. Tara has a deep commitment to social justice and has been a longtime advocate for underserved and marginalized communities. Tara joined Horizons Foundation as the Director of Individual Giving in May 2018.  Prior to joining the foundation, Tara was the Development and Communications Director at Women’s Community Clinic, where she worked in various roles for 14 years.

Tara holds a B.A. in Sociology and Gender Studies from American University. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with her adorable dog, Chester.



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.”


Program Officer

As Program Officer, Nikole is responsible for Give OUT Day,  the only LGBTQ national online fundraising campaign that annually engages over 300 LGBTQ nonprofits across the 50 states, DC, and the territory of Puerto Rico.  The Give OUT Day program provides strategy, planning tools, training, capacity building, and technical support to participating organizations that can be implemented on Give OUT day as well as throughout the year. As part of the grantmaking team, Nikole works in the day to day operations and strategy implementation of the Horizons’ grants and programs.

Throughout her career in philanthropy, Nikole has worked with nonprofits of various sizes. From serving on the board of a grassroots nonprofit to working with organizations with multi-million dollar budgets, she understands the different – and similar – challenges organizations with disparate capacities face.  She has a history of activism and community organizing, and is skilled in small to large group meeting facilitation.

Nikole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Public Administration, both from San Francisco State University. Her work allows her to marry her life-long passion for social justice, and commitment to the LGBTQ community with her education and professional career.


Accounting Assistant

As Accounting Assistant, Juni works closely with John Marvuglio, Horizons Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer. She has more than 20 years of knowledge in general and managerial accounting principles in recording and analyzing business transactions and other related accounting activities.

She is originally from Indonesia and joined Horizons from a position at “Innocom Telecom Co” in December 2006.


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.


Senior Manager, Communications

Scott M. Walton oversees communications strategies for Horizons Foundation. Scott is committed to building strong bridges between Horizons and their grantees, donors, and other philanthropic institutions.

Prior to Horizons, Scott was the Executive Director of Communications for KQED, where he oversaw advertising, marketing, public relations, design, government affairs, and national distribution. He is the winner of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s My Source Award for a community engagement project about underserved teens in Oakland.  Scott was also a winner of a ProMax Award and an EMMY Award-nominee for best local branding for a series of spots created for the station.

Prior to KQED, Scott lived in New York and owned a firm that created promotional marketing opportunities for Broadway shows and other entertainment clients.  For his work, he won Heritage of Pride’s PrideFest Award.