Who We Are

Who We Are

Association of Horizon is a volunteer-led organization, comprised of a Board of Directors and other volunteers and local partners, who leverage their talent, network, and resources to advance the organization’s mission to empower and enrich the lives of adults with physical disabilities.

Executive Board

President

Donnie Flynn

Donnie Flynn first got involved with Horizon in 1998 through his sister Erin. She told him of stories from her time at camp, so he decided he wanted to attend. Over the years, Donnie has helped with various fundraisers, including Night at the Races and the Halloween bash. Recently, he started We Ride, a bike ride to raise money for Horizon.

Donnie was a board member for two years before taking some time off. He was able to re-join the board last year and was elected President for the 2019-2020 year. “I am very excited to help Horizon be even bigger and better in the years to come.”

Outside of Horizon, Donnie is a family man. He is married with four wonderful kids and three grandkids. He is an assistant pit manager for Ameristar Casino and an Uber/Lyft driver. He also launched his own photography company called Little Frog Photography.

Vice President

Frances Clair

Frances Clair heard about Horizon through a friend who had been attending camp. She joined the board in 2018 and was elected as Vice President for the 2019-2020 year.

Frances stays involved with Horizon throughout the year by being a part of several committees. Last year she helped out with the camp, activities, and camp never ends committees. She is always trying to get friends who she has met through camp to get more involved with the organization. “I like doing whatever I can to help out, and I love encouraging others to help out as well.”

Outside of Horizon, Frances is one of the lead staff members at an after-school program for 90 children. When she’s not working, she spends time reading or working on various fiction writing projects. She also tries to maintain new camp friendships beyond the summer by doing things like having brunch and going to the Art Institute.

Treasurer

George Czerwionka

First learned about Horizon in 1995, through his aunt, who served as a volunteer nurse at camp.  He became very passionate about Horizon’s work and was quick to become an active volunteer with the organization.  

Throughout the years, George has volunteered with many of Horizon’s committees and has served in numerous capacities.  Every March, George and his family organize a March Madness fundraiser to benefit Horizon.  In addition, throughout the year George picks up in-kind donations of hospital beds and supplies for camp.  He has also submitted grant requests on behalf of Horizon.

George joined the Board of Directors about 10 years ago and currently serves as the board treasurer. He lives in Chicago with his wife and works as an accountant.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Secretary

Katy Landuyt

Katy Landuyt got involved with Horizon through her family. Her sister started attending camp about 20 years ago and her brothers then followed in her footsteps. Katy’s parents would bring her to Visitor’s Day every year. “I couldn’t wait until I could come for the full week.” Katy started attending Fall Weekend when she was just 9 years old. Her first full week of camp was in 2007 and she joined the board in 2014.

Over the years, Katy has helped with several of Horizon’s biggest fundraisers, including Night at the Races and the year-long raffle. “I am constantly trying to get others involved and enhance our fundraising efforts.” Since joining the board, Katy has become more involved with camp by joining several committees. She is a member of the activities, recruitment, and Fall Weekend. She is also the co-chair of the merchandise committee with Gerry Walsh. This year, Katy will serve as secretary of the board. 

Outside of Horizon, Katy loves spending time with her family. She and her husband recently welcomed their baby boy, Ryne, into the world. Katy is always trying to find fun things for her family to do together. She also has a large group of friends that have become like a second family to her. In addition to all the important people in her life, Katy is a huge Chicago Cubs fan and loves Starbucks and crafts.

Board Members

Maeghan Anderson
Earlene Barnes
Sheila Caplis
Woody Edwards
Bryan Grimes

Anna Lopez
Lori Moore
Viki Peer
Gabriela Salgado

Mark Schreiner
Terry Smith
Gerry Walsh
Dana Westley

 

Operations Manager

Michael Meyer

Local Partners

3eLove
Buster Creative
Hackney’s

Harbortown Industries
Jane’s Hallmark
Lincoln Park High School

Morton Grove Foundation
Park Ridge Community Fund
PNC Foundation

Association of Horizon is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Association of Horizon Tax ID number is: 36-3814090.