In March 2012, Nikki Highsmith Vernick took the helm of the Horizon Foundation, an independent philanthropy in Columbia dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people living or working in Howard County. During her nearly five-year tenure, she has introduced initiatives such as Howard County Unsweetened, which aims to reduce sales of sugary drinks.
Here, Highsmith Vernick recently shares some interesting personal facts, like her family’s focus on fitness and the benefits of marrying a good cook.
1. She considers herself a “social entrepreneur.”
Highsmith Vernick believes that “big social problems require new thinking and...