Nikki Highsmith Vernick Profiled Among Maryland’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs
The Daily Record has named Nikki Highsmith Vernick, Horizon Foundation, among the 28 honorees of Maryland’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs.
COVID-19 exposed many of the underlying inequities in the health and health care industry. That reality is one Nikki Highsmith Vernick is striving to change as president and CEO of the Horizon Foundation, the largest independent health philanthropy in Maryland. The organization, which works to dismantle the policies that discriminate against people of color, boasts diverse board members –– 50% are people of color and 55% are women ––and staff members are 90% female.
“We are listening to our community and building trust-based relationships,” Vernick says. “We are letting them tell us what is important, how they want to use their voice and how they want to solve problems. We celebrate our internal and external work and recognize the continued journey ahead.”
Source: The Daily Record