nancy grayson | 859.757.1552

As President, Nancy is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of Horizon Community Funds as set by the Council of Trustees, working collaboratively with other community leaders to serve the community’s needs.

A recognized leader, Nancy has served on numerous boards of organizations dedicated to improving education, promoting healthy family relationships, and preserving the natural resources and history of Kentucky. She currently serves on the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Board of Governors, Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative Governing Board, Metropolitan Club Board of Governors, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky Advisory Council, United Way Northern Kentucky Action Council, and Trinity Episcopal Church Vestry.

Nancy has received numerous awards, including the Venue Magazine Woman of Influence Award (2019), the Northern Kentucky Tribune Newsmaker Award (2018), and the Northern Kentucky Champion for Education Award (2011). She is also an alumna of Leadership Northern Kentucky (2009). She graduated summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

She currently resides in Boone County with her husband, Trey, and their two daughters, Alex and Kate. Her top weekend activities include exploring the many new restaurants in Northern Kentucky, listening to Bluegrass music in Rabbit Hash, and experimenting with a new recipe using one of her many kitchen gadgets.


Director of Accounting and administration

trey bramble | 859.292.2850

Trey is responsible for the development of the accounting department and providing accurate and timely financial reporting to best serve the organization and the community. Trey is an alumnus of the University of Louisville and was an active member in the Young Professionals of Louisville, where he was a member of the Professional Development Committee, the Technology Committee, the Finance Industry Group, and the Emerging Leader program.

Since Trey has returned to Northern Kentucky, he has been actively finding ways to be engaged throughout the community and has joined organizations such as NKYP.

Trey’s favorite weekend activities include experiencing the local culture, festivals, restaurants, and breweries. He also likes to explore Newport, Covington, and Bellevue’s shops and attractions. Trey enjoys reading, running and staying active while balancing time with friends and family.


Director of marketing and communications

tess brown | 859.292.2849

Tess connects donors, nonprofits, and the community to Horizon Community Funds through social media, website management, media relations, and more.

Tess graduated cum laude from Northern Kentucky University in 2009 with bachelor’s degrees in both English and Geology, and immediately carved a path in the nonprofit and public sectors, leading her to her role at Horizon Community Funds.

Tess currently serves on the board of Musicians for Health, a new nonprofit for musicians to help cure disease through awareness, fundraising, and sound. She previously worked on the Cincinnati Preschool Promise initiative and was involved in the Make-A-Wish Southern Ohio young professional advisory committee. Tess currently lives across the river in the Prospect Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati with her husband, Adam, and their two rescue dogs, Vlad and Lobo. On the weekends, you can catch her exploring record stores, walking her dogs, shopping at Findlay Market, or trying a new recipe.



our council of trustees


kit andrews

Communications Specialist, Division Maintenance Group

Neighborhood: Newport

Rich boehne

Board Chairman, Retired President and CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company

Neighborhood: Newport

bill butler

Chairman of Corporex Companies, LLC

Neighborhood: Covington

garren colvin

President and CEO, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Neighborhood: Crescent Springs


crystal faulkner

Partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors

Neighborhood: Hyde Park

kim halbauer

Senior Vice President and Investment Advisors Executive, Fifth Third Bank

Neighborhood: Ft. Thomas

kris knochelmann

Judge Executive, Kenton County

Neighborhood: Crescent Springs

bob kohlhepp

Retired Chief Executive Officer, Cintas

Neighborhood: Covington


valerie newell

Chairman and Managing Director, Mariner Wealth Advisors

Neighborhood: Covington

roger peterman

Managing Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl

Neighborhood: Ft. Thomas

paul sartori

Principal, Legacy Financial

Neighborhood: Crestview Hills

chuck scheper

Chairman, Bexion Pharmaceuticals

Neighborhood: Covington


mike schlotman

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Kroger Co.

Neighborhood: Ft. Mitchell

chuck session

Vice President, Government Affairs, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky

Neighborhood: Union

paul verst

Chief Executive Officer, Verst Group Logistics and Zenith Logistics

Neighborhood: Cold Spring

Jim votruba

Retired President, Northern Kentucky University

Neighborhood: Lakeside Park


Mary Zalla

Global President for Consumer Brands, Landor

Neighborhood: Covington

bob zapp

Retired Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Kentucky

Neighborhood: Covington