Kris Horlacher is a native Daytonian. She began s4ts while leading a mentoring program for homeless children in conjunction with St. Vincent DePaul in 2007.
She holds Nursing degrees from The Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing and Wright State University. Kris is experienced in the development and execution of a variety of hospital and community-based programs geared toward trauma care, health, and wellness promotion.
Kris has been recognized by the Ohio State Senate for her powerful leadership with s4ts. In 2013 she was awarded the “Dayton volunteer of the year award.” In 2015, she was honored by the Better Business Bureau Women in Business Networking as one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch ” in Dayton.
Her innovation and leadership have also been recognized by the Ohio Governor’s office. In 2013, s4ts was listed in the Ohio Governor’s office of faith-based and community-based programs as one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio.
In 2016, s4ts received the BBB Eclipse Integrity Award. S4ts has also received numerous local awards from school districts and other organizations and has grown from a grass-roots organization into a nationally sought after program.
In 2018 s4ts was recognized by the Ohio State Senate for their outstanding service both locally and nationally during times of natural disasters.
As the founder and executive director of s4ts, Kris is responsible for steering the organization in the proper direction, community networking and education, volunteer recruitment, coordinating the thousands of shoe/sock deliveries, and general oversight of the mission. She has gathered an extremely talented and compassionate board of directors and a committed group of community volunteers around the mission that makes it possible for thousands of local children in 7 counties to be helped each year.
She is closely associated with the Christian ministry of Young Life. Kris and her family attend Apex community Church.
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