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Meet the administrators who manage Horizon's operations
Renee Kamenos

Renee Kamenos Marketing Coordinator

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Administrative Assisting from Bryant & Stratton

ABOUT Renee has been with Horizon Education Centers since 2014 as the executive assistant to Dave Smith. In this position, Renee develops and implements marketing and advertising campaigns, tracks sales data, and maintains promotion marketing materials for Horizon in print and social media. Renee is also a member of OACCP - Ohio Association of Child Care Providers. OACCP represents the directors and business owners of over 600 licensed child care centers in Ohio.

Jennifer-Butler

Jennifer Butler Finance Director

Education Business Courses at LCCC

About Jennifer came to Horizon in 2005. In this position, she handles all billing for private pay and ODJFS families, trains Horizon Center Business Coordinators, handles bad debt collections and workers’ compensation claim cases.

Ashley-Fiefhaus

Ashley Fiefhaus Finance Coordinator

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Georgetown College, Master's Degree in Public Administration from Morehead State University

ABOUT Ashley came to Horizon in 2017. In this position, she handles billing for grant programs, private pay and ODJFS families. She also assists the business coordinators with adjustments to billing and processing collection files.

Janine Riley-Collins

Janine Riley-Collins Director of Business Operations

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Management, and Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Cleveland State University

About Janine joined the Horizon team in January 2018. She handles project management, safety and security, purchasing, food services, maintenance and transportation departments. Janine uses her experience to guide and manage these operational categories for all centers.

Lisa-Nunn

Lisa Nunn CACFP Coordinator

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Arts from Lorain County Community College 

About Lisa has been with Horizon Education Centers for seven years. She enjoys building relationships with her students and their families. Lisa is consistent and reliable and wants the children in her center to know that she will always be there for them. She is keen on building a stable environment for the children and staff. 

Dawn-Marflake

Dawn Marflake Education Services Director

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Disciplinary Studies from Liberty University

About Dawn feels that her job at Horizon Education Centers chose her instead of her choosing it. She has been with Horizon for the past seven years. As a center director, Dawn feels happy and fulfilled working with the children/families and managing her center. 

Kelly-Rolen

Kelly Rolen Literacy Coordinator

Education Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Baldwin Wallace

About Ever since Kelly was 5 years old, she dreamed of becoming a teacher. Working with children is her passion, and she believes that kids are our future. 

Leigh Yartz

Leigh Yartz Education Services Coordinator

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Early Childhood Education from the College of Wooster

ABOUT Following graduation in May 2018, Leigh moved to Cleveland and accepted a position as an education services coordinator with Horizon. She is thrilled to start her career in the field of education and to act as a resource for teachers to help them succeed in the classroom.

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse, MS, MSSA, LSW Director of Community Services

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Mercyhurst College, Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University, Master’s Degree in Adult Learning from Walden University

About Nicolle started off her career working with adults with developmental disabilities before moving on to run a homeless shelter in Lorain County. She came to Horizon in 2011 to start the Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten community collaborative. 

Claire Lambert

Claire Lambert Education Services Coordinator

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Independent Studies from the University of Charleston

ABOUT Claire has worked with children since seventh grade when she was a tutor, babysitter and lifeguard. She was a preschool teacher at Primrose School of Avon and at Hyland Software Child Enrichment Center. Claire is excited to bring passion, support and guidance to the teachers at Horizon. She believes mentoring young children is pivotal to developing our future generation.

Chrissy Belpulsi

Chrissy Belpulsi Education Service Coordinator

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Arts from Cuyahoga Community College, currently attending Grand Canyon University

ABOUT Chrissy Belpulsi taught preschool for 10 years in Medina, Ohio. As an early childhood education coordinator, she supports all of the preschool and toddler teachers by reviewing lesson plans, assessments, developmentally appropriate approaches in the classroom and coordinating any trainings that are needed. Chrissy is excited to take on a new role and to better assist teachers and staff members when she can.

Wendy Johnston

Wendy Johnston Education Services Coordinator

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science in Early Education Rasmussen College

About Wendy Johnston was a preschool teacher for six years before coming to the administration office at Horizon. Wendy is excited to mentor toddler and preschool teachers. She is eager to watch them grow and develop and make an impact on our children.