Our Organization

The Howard Community Health Foundation (HCHF) is a nonprofit organization created in 1998 to promote health and wellness in Howard County. We set a strategic vision for research, public education and community engagement to improve health outcomes, supported by the Horizon Foundation. Established following the sale of Howard County General Hospital to Johns Hopkins Medicine, HCHF continues to guide the work of safeguarding health in Howard County, supported by the Horizon Foundation today.
For more information about the Horizon Foundation, please visit thehorizonfoundation.org.

Board of Trustees

Lisa M. Pearson
Nikki Highsmith Vernick
President & CEO
Christopher Fortune
Vice Chair
Mark Cissel
Gopi Suri

Jonathan Ilsong Ahn

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Juliet Gilliam

Catherine Hammel

Brian Hepburn, MD

Sharon A. Hoover

Stacie Hunt

Tracy Miller

Sekou Murphy

Yvette Rooks

Celián Valero-Colón

David Wolf

Lanlan Xu