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About Us

The Corporate Social Responsibility department, through the efforts of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Community Affairs and Employee Engagement, is committed to keeping New Jersey Healthy.

Our team is comprised of five dedicated individuals with extensive experience in the grantmaking and community affairs fields. We take great pride in providing funding and support to outstanding organizations committed to improving the overall health and quality of life for the residents of New Jersey.

Jonathan R. Pearson

Jonathan R. Pearson

Jonathan is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. With over 25 years of experience, he is responsible for developing partnerships with nonprofits and community-based organizations that closely align with Horizon’s business and community interests.

Jonathan_Pearson@horizonblue.com

Jennifer K. Goudy

Jennifer K. Goudy

Jennifer is the Senior Program Officer responsible for grantmaking in Southern New Jersey. She also manages The Foundation’s Signature Initiative, Knock Out Opioid Abuse.

Jennifer_Goudy@horizonblue.com

Filomena G. Machleder

Filomena G. Machleder

Filomena is the Senior Program Officer responsible for grantmaking in Northern New Jersey. She also manages The Foundation’s Signature Initiative, the Kids Oral Health Program.

Filomena_Machleder@horizonblue.com

Renee C. Woodside

Renee C. Woodside

Renee is the Senior Program Officer responsible for grantmaking in Central New Jersey. She also oversees the Foundation’s communications strategy and initiatives.

Renee_Woodside@horizonblue.com

Brigitte J. Hickey

Brigitte J. Hickey

Brigitte is the Manager, Community Affairs responsible for corporate sponsorships, community events and the Company’s employee engagement and volunteerism programs.

Brigitte_Hickey@horizonblue.com

Robin Seasock

Robin Seasock

Robin is the Foundation Administrator providing grant management and support to the Corporate Social Responsibility department, including Community Affairs.

Robin_Seasock@horizonblue.com

Our Mission

At Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, caring is more than a job, it’s our responsibility as a corporate citizen of this state. Through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, we manage activities to help us improve our neighbors' health, inform their health decisions, and inspire them to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. The Corporate Social Responsibility department is comprised of the Horizon Foundation, Corporate Giving and Community Engagement activities for the company