Young Professionals

Young Professionals Horizon Board

Making Dreams Come True

for children with life-threatening illnesses

Young Professionals
Horizon Board

Horizon Board

Dreams Come True is proud to have the support of many young professionals from across the First Coast. This dedicated group, known as the Horizon Board, not only organizes several events and activities each year, but they also help to make a difference in the lives of Dreamers and their families.

Since its start in 2001, the Horizon Board has continued to grow each year. Members include young professionals from many sectors, including marketing and public relations, banking, construction and legal services.

The Horizon Board is tasked with focusing on three key elements that are vital to the growth and success of Dreams Come True:

  1. Providing Special Times for Dreamers and their families
  2. Supporting Holiday Donation Drives
  3. Networking & Motivating Others

How YOU can support the Horizon Board

The Horizon Board is always looking for companies and invidiuals to support their efforts in making special times and dreams possible for children in Northeast Florida. If you are interested in making a financial or in-kind donation toward the Horizon Board’s efforts, please contact Dreams Come True’s Director of Community Relations, Andrea Siracusa at or 904-296-3030. Participating in Horizon Board events also provides a much needed support in their efforts to make a difference

Upcoming Horizon Board Events

Due to COVID-19 Horizon Board events have been postponed for the moment. Please check back for more information.

Horizon Board Officers

President – C.J. Van Casteren, RME Regional Program Manager (East), Amazon Global Workforce Solutions & Innovation (AGWS)

Vice President – Tabetha Martins, Department Coordinator, Jet HomeLoans

Treasurer – Steve Van Casteren, Managing Director, Experis

Public Relations and Marketing – Marisa Barbieri, Creative Services Marketing Manager, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

Secretary – Leigh Russell, Manager, Tournament Activation & Community Outreach, PGA TOUR

Special Times Liaison – Danielle T. Callegari, Optometrist (OD), Atlantic Eye Institute

Horizon Board Members

Kevin Engmann, Lead Application Engineer, Stellar Energy

Michelle H. Martino, Associate Attorney,  Edwards & Ragatz P.A.

Daniel Kennon, Corporate Sales Director, Bailey’s Health & Fitness

Kendall McLendon, CPA, Senior Associate, KPMG


Contact the Horizon Board

Dreams Come True Horizon Board
6803 Southpoint Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32216