Staff

 

Alex Wan, Executive Director

Alex Wan was appointed to the position of Executive Director on May 1, 2018, with the goal of leading strategic growth at a critical time. Before joining Horizons Atlanta, Alex Wan most recently served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Emory University, and before that as Director of Development at Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s largest HIV housing provider. Alex also represented the in-town neighborhoods of District 6 on the Atlanta City Council for two four-year terms. Alex holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Wharton Business School. After growing up in Stone Mountain, GA, Alex now lives with his partner in Morningside, where he has been a resident since 1994.

 

 

Christine Brodnan, Regional Program Director

Christine Brodnan is the Regional Program Director for Horizons Atlanta, where she oversees and supports regional programming of the ten Horizons Atlanta sites in the metro area, ensuring program quality and fidelity by serving as a lead for the site director professional development community. Chris was the Site Director for Horizons Atlanta at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School for three years, where she managed all aspects of the site at Holy Innocents’, from fundraising and development to managing teachers and volunteers. Previously, Chris worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site, managing a portfolio of community stakeholders invested in improving educational outcomes for children. Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University and a Master in Public Administration, with a focus in nonprofit management, from the University of Georgia. She is an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta and volunteers weekly as a reading mentor through Everybody Wins! Atlanta. Chris lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the Memorial Park neighborhood.

 

Amy Johns, Director of Development

Amy Johns joined the Horizons Atlanta team in March 2019 as the Director of Development, charged with leading the organization's advancement program to broaden Horizons Atlanta's development, outreach and stakeholder relations activities. Amy worked at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School for six years, most recently as the Director of Annual Giving Programs, leading the school's annual fund and regularly partnering with a team of parents and board volunteers. Previously, she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia as the Grants Manager, where she had the opportunity to design and implement educational programming for the community. Amy holds a B.F.A. from the University of Tennessee and a M.A. in Nonprofit Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Amy lives with her husband and two daughters in Buckhead. 

 

 

 

Kennedy Kirtland, AmeriCorps VISTA

Kennedy Kirtland joined the Horizons Atlanta team in August 2021 for her second year of service with Horizons as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She served her first term in Asheville, North Carolina with Horizons at Carolina Day, where she launched their school-year tutoring program, managed a team of volunteers that served over 5,000 hours, and oversaw all marketing communications. Before Horizons, she held roles at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Wellesley College, and her alma mater, Georgia Southern, where she studied Multimedia Communications and Marketing. Kennedy is excited to continue exploring her passions for education, community-based programming, and service and will draw on her previous experience to support Horizons Atlanta’s programming and fundraising initiatives.