Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Mark McElrath

Executive Director

Mark joined Sunrise Association in September 2015 when Horizon Day Camp launched a presence in Baltimore. He assumed the role of Vice President of Development before transitioning into the Executive Director role in 2017. Mark has worked in Baltimore since 2004 with both local and national based organizations, including Regional Director and Major Gifts Officer positions with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Regardless of project and scope, Mark’s focus and philosophy concentrate on building meaningful, sustainable partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships. Mark earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Westminster College and a graduate degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University.

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Dr. Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA

Medical Director

Dr. Unguru is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai and a Core Faculty member of The John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, MD. He is also Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Unguru earned his M.D. (valedictorian) at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology / Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. His M.A. with a concentration in the history of medicine and medical ethics, and B.A. in historical studies, were granted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Unguru also received a Master of Science (valedictorian) in interdisciplinary studies in biological and physical science at Touro College / Barry Z. Levine School of Health Sciences. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai and his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Unguru was a postdoctoral Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Unguru is board certified both in pediatrics and in pediatric hematology/oncology.

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Jill Rosato Huey

Director of Development

Jill joined Horizon Day Camp in July 2019 as the Director of Development. Jill has 24 years of fund development experience in healthcare and human service organizations. She spent 18 years in major gift and leadership positions at affiliated University of Maryland Medical System hospitals including, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, and most recently as Senior Director with University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation. In addition to securing major philanthropic funds while with University of Maryland Medical System, Jill spent four years with The League for People with Disabilities and Camp Greentop, a wheelchair accessible camp for children and adults.

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Braulio Salas

Camp Director

Braulio Salas has been part of the Horizon Day Camp team since 2017. He first joined Horizon Day Camp as Assistant Camp Director, and he was elevated to the Camp Director position in 2019. Braulio, a Maryland native, graduated from Rutgers University where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He earned his M.S. Ed in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania while working in the Teach for America program. He currently is a teacher in the District of Columbia Public School System where he teaches AP English and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support. His leadership philosophy aligns with a favorite quote of his from Barack Obama: "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." A common thread throughout Braulio's career has been a steadfast focus on helping young people. ​

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Lisa Kadish

Camp Registrar

Lisa serves as Horizon Day Camp's Registrar. She manages all aspects of camper registration, working closely with Horizon families and hospital personnel. Lisa also helps facilitate a variety of roles with summer staffing, and she provides office support throughout the year. Lisa’s career has spanned both the private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served for 12 years as the Community Relations, Volunteer and Office Coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.

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Ciera Gallub

HorizonWALKS Coordinator

Horizon on Wheels Coordinator

Ciera Gallub joined the Horizon Day Camp team after volunteering at HorizonWALKS 2019. With a passion for the incredible mission of the Sunrise Association, Ciera now fulfills the roles of HorizonWALKS Coordinator as well as Horizon on Wheels Coordinator. She graduated in 2012 from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Communications & Leadership Studies. Prior to joining the Horizon Day Camp team, Ciera co-founded an entertainment tech start-up for four years in Washington D.C., then worked in recruiting and corporate sales. She remains an active volunteer in various community organizations in the DMV area, including the National Philanthropy Day Committee for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Maryland chapter, the Baltimore Ravens Playmakers, the Junior League of Washington, Moveable Feast, BARCS, The Madison of DC, the Lions Club Ellicott City, and local Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae groups.

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Fran Sonnenschein

Horizon on Wheels Coordinator

Fran is a HorizonWALKS Coordinator. She manages the Horizon on Wheels program at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, University of Maryland Children's Center, and the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai, while providing leadership with all facets of the Wheels program. Her professional career includes Director of Community Day Camps, Ottawa’s BBYO and JCC Teen Director and the past twelve years as Associate and Program Director of BZD. She has vast experiences in program development, volunteer engagement and community outreach. Fran feels strongly the Horizon on Wheels hospital program plays an instrumental role helping to provide children with cancer the opportunities of fun, support and love!