Kristi Horner bio

Kristi Horner

Founder and Executive Director, Courage to Caregivers

Kristi Horner is the Founder and Executive Director for Courage to Caregivers. Kristi graduated from Denison University with a BA in Economics. She is an Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Certified Family Peer Support Specialist and NAMI Ohio Trainer for this program. Throughout her career she has worked for a variety of nonprofits as Director of Special Events, Director of Volunteers and Director of Admissions.

In 2014, she lost her brother to suicide. She had been one of her brother’s mental illness long-distance caregivers for four years. He lived with depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. As someone who supported someone she loved very much, living with mental illness, she knew there had to be a better way to support mental illness caregivers and the idea for Courage to Caregivers was born!