Board of Directors
Ron Necco – Board President
Ron has been with Gabriel's Horn since 2014 and now takes the helm as the Board President. He is Union Representative with the IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters, an active member of Knights of Columbus #9114 Portage.He is active in fundraising activities and organizing volunteers for projects at the shelter and also gives his time with various organizatons throught the state of Indiana, he is a true example of Servant Leadership.
Zathoe Sexton – Board Vice President
Zathoe currently serves as the Board Vice President. Within the past six months, Zathoe accepted the role as Interim Executive Director while the organization was in search of a new Executive Director. Zathoe served in that capacity up until January 1st, of 2020. Zathoe has a Master's degree in Social Work, cares about the welfare of others, and works fervently within the community.
Lorie joined Gabriel's Horn in June 2016. Lorie has lived in Porter County for 13 years now. She is married with two children who both attend Indiana University. Lorie obtained her Bachelors degree from Indiana University Northwest and her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Lorie have been employed with Blatt, Hasenmiller, Leibsker and Moore for 20 years as an attorney. Lorie is an avid runner and enjoys running marathons on a regular basis.
Jessica joined Gabriel’s Horn in 2017. She has owned her own company; Bound N Around, for 10 years. Jessica also once served as the Director of Marketing and Community Development for the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce. Jessica is currently in her second term on the Portage Township School Board of Trustees and she is also the President and a founding member of the Friends of Portage Township Foundation, IN. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University Northwest and her Masters of Public Administration and Non-Profit Management from Walden University. She has lived in the Portage Township community for 17 years and has two children. In her free time, Jessica volunteers on many community boards and committees, including: 500 Turkeys and Portage Rotary Club.
Irma joined Gabriel's Horn in October 2016. Irma is a Portage resident. She serves as Vice President of Branch Development & Business Banking at REGIONAL federal credit union. Irma has held several leadership positions in her 25 years of banking. Irma is an active board member of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce. Irma also enjoys volunteering and building relationships in the communities that she serves. In her home life, Irma loves spending family time with her 3 daughters and grandchildren.
Jean studied Psychology at St. Xavier University and De Paul University. She worked for several years as a business administrator then joined a non-profit and worked as an educator in sexual assault/abuse prevention for 6 years. She was a volunteer crisis advocate for 12 years and a worked as a volunteer with homeless persons for 13 years. Currently, Jean volunteers with a local food pantry and is also involved with Family Promise, working on getting their homeless program up and running in the Portage area. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 1960's. Jean lives with her husband in Chesterton.
Monica Hammond-Executive Director
Monica joined Gabriel's Horn on January 2nd, 2020 as the new Executive Director. Monica previously worked for The Department of Family Children Services as Supervisor over Residential Care; she served in that fulfilling role for seven years. As time progressed she had a yearning to work in the nonprofit sector, and had a rewarding career with United Way of Greater Atlanta for many years. Monica served as Outreach Marketing Manager for United Way 2-1-1 of Greater Atlanta. During her eight year tenure as Outreach Manager, she became the organizations most highly requested speaker throughout the United Way Workplace Campaign, averaging over 140 speaking events per calendar year. Monica also served as a Business Development Officer, thus enjoying a career of 13 years with the organization. Monica obtained a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Leadership at Mercer University, and an Executive MBA at the University of Georgia.
Monica enjoys traveling, gardening, oil painting, and watersports.
Robin McCart- Shelter Manager
Robin joined Gabriel's Horn in July 2018. She manages the daily operations of the shelter and helps ensure that residents feel welcome and safe. Robin has been a Porter County resident for over 50 years. She has recently started college at IVY Tech and is studying to be a Pharmacy Tech. She has 2 grown children.
Vicki Evanatz – Bookkeeper
Vicki Evanatz has served as the agency’s bookkeeper since 2019. She has been a long time resident of Portage, Indiana.