Leadership

President / Chief Executive Officer

Dianne Luby joined Horizons for Homeless Children in August 2013. Dianne brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit organizations. Most recently, Dianne was the President/CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts for 13 years. While at Planned Parenthood, she expanded the presence of health centers from 2 to 7 locations in Massachusetts, she concentrated on developing science based education programs, creating a family planning fellowship and research program, and growing a new generation of supporters through public awareness initiatives. She successfully completed a $30+ million capital campaign to fund some of these initiatives. Prior to Planned Parenthood, Dianne held senior health care positions in direct service delivery, insurance/HMO organizations, and in state government. She was the founding Executive Director of Manet Community Health Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. Dianne holds a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University.

Chief Finance and Administration Officer

Chris Wilbur joined Horizons for Homeless Children in 2011. Chris manages the financial accounting, human resources, and IT functions at Horizons for Homeless Children. Most recently, he was Director of Finance and Controller at the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. Previously, he worked at the Berkshire Farm Center, a nonprofit organization for youth, and held various finance positions at KPMG, Cotelligent and Burns and Levinson. Chris holds a B.S. in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University and an M.B.A. from Anna Maria College.

Chief Strategy Officer

Amie Turrill Owens joined Horizons for Homeless Children in January 2014, but has been involved since 2011, when she conducted an in-depth Brand Audit that led to both marketing and brand strategy recommendations. She is responsible for building and assuring consistent brand messaging to drive brand recognition of Horizons and implement comprehensive brand strategies across the organization that increase Horizons’ ability to meet organizational goals. Amie has spent nearly 25 years in the world of Brands, working for a variety of organizations such as The Pentland Group, Havas Worldwide, the Adidas Group and Reebok. Prior to joining Horizons, she held the position of SVP, Brand Planning at Arnold Worldwide (Havas) where she directed the Arnold team during the pro-bono brand and creative work done for Horizons in 2013. Amie is a graduate of the University of Dayton.

Chief Program Officer 

Marilyn Munson Crone joined Horizons for Homeless Children in February 2014. She has over four decades of experience in administration and teaching in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Early Care and Education and Special Education. As a Regional Manager for Bright Horizons Family Solutions from 1999 through 2012, Marilyn provided strategic leadership and support to university and hospital client sponsored centers in Massachusetts, New York and England. Prior to Bright Horizons, Marilyn was the Founder and Director of Hoya Kids Learning Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC., the Founder and Director of the St Mark’s Cathedral Preschool in Seattle, Washington, the Executive Director of The Reston Children’s Center in Reston, Virginia and spent over a decade as a classroom teacher, education consultant and professional development trainer. Marilyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has completed post graduate studies at the University of Virginia.

Board of Directors

Matt Epstein, Chair, Partner, Goulston and Storrs
Chip Hazard, Treasurer & Secretary, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Bill Bridgen, General Manager and Executive VP, Comcast SportsNet New England
Lori Colella, Financial Analyst, Fairfield Financial Advisors
Elizabeth Crowley, Partner, Burns & Levinson
Ryan Debin, Senior VP, Hudson Advisors of Boston
Mark Edwards, Executive Director, OpportunityNation
Michael Eisenson, Founder, CEO, Charlesbank Capital Partners
Glenn Engler, Global Chief of Staff & Director of Corporate Strategy, Edelman
Timothy E. Estella, Managing Director, Barclays Capital
Dyan M. Goodwin, Managing Director, US Trust/Bank of America, Private Wealth Management
Katherine Klingler, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer,
Sovereign Bank / Santander
Melissa M. MacDonnell, Vice President, Director,
Corporate Public Affairs, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Linda Mason, Founder, Chairman, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Aaron Miller, Managing Director/Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Chris Mitchell, Managing Director, Spectrum Equity Investors
Gregory S. Morzano, Founder and Managing Partner, Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
Tom Murray, SVP Chief Talent Officer, EMC
Kate O’Neil, Director, Investor Relations, Bain Capital, LLC
Peter Riehl, Managing Director, Brookside Capital LLC and
Managing Director, Bain Capital LLC
Mike Roberge, President and Chief Investment Officer, MFS Investment Management
Maurice Samuels, Managing Partner, Convexity Capital Management
Lucienne S. Sanchez, M.D., Director of Newborn Services, Mount Auburn Hospital
Janice Sturchio, Vice President, BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management Group
Caron Tabb, Director of Outreach and Curatorial Affairs, Artists for Humanity
Mary Ann Tocio, President and COO, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Karen Walsh, SVP, COO, F-Squared Investments
Susan Whitehead, Vice Chair, Whitehead Institute

Senior Advisory Board

Bob Atchinson, Founder, Adage Capital Management
Josh Bekenstein
, Managing Director, Bain Capital
Roger Brown, Founder, President, Berklee College of Music
Sandra Edgerley, Formerly with Bain Capital
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

Ellen Bassuk, M.D., Founder and President, National Center on Family Homelessness
T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
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
Jack Shonkoff, M.D., Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University
Francene Sussner-Rodgers, Trustee, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
William Julius Wilson, Ph.D., Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor,
Harvard University
Barry Zuckerman, M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center