Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Jonathan R. Pearson is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is recognized as an innovative and leading corporate citizen that serves 3.5 million members.
Jon collaborates with enterprise senior leaders and other internal colleagues to foster relationships, participation, and input to guide the Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. He is responsible for developing partnerships with nonprofits and community-based organizations that closely align with our business and community interests. He collaborates with organizations and our provider partners to co-invest in programs that address emerging health issues, from social determinants of health, opioid misuse, oral health, obesity and diabetes prevention.
Jon informs and builds strong relationships with key opinion leaders and other stakeholders to demonstrate how we are improving the quality of life for our members and all residents. He promotes employee engagement through volunteerism and service projects to increase Company loyalty, drive employee participation and support local communities throughout the state.
Jon executes a communications strategy that broadly disseminates grantee impact stories that highlight our commitment to serving our members and how we are transforming health care in New Jersey. He generates positive media coverage through traditional, digital and social channels to enhance our reputation and protect our brand. He often serves as a Company spokesperson and representative within the philanthropic community throughout New Jersey.
Jon serves on the board for The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Salvation Army New Jersey, and Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute for Food, Health and Nutrition.
Jon earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Kean University and a Master’s Degree from The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business. He lives with his wife Elizabeth and three sons in Union County.
Bridget Hartnett, the Member in Charge of the firm’s Nonprofit and Social Services Practice, has many years of experience in public accounting which she draws on to provide high-level service, counsel, and suggestions for clients. She is committed to working in the social services and nonprofit areas, including educational institutions where she has responsibility for overseeing the audit engagements conducted by SobelCo for the entire group. In this role, she collaborates closely with Ron Matan, who serves as a consulting partner, as well as interacting with the professionals serving on the firm’s nonprofit audit team. Bridget provides direction, training, mentoring and guidance for the staff as well as being recognized as a key contact for the firm’s nonprofit clients. In addition, Bridget is also responsible for reviewing and overseeing the preparation of nonprofit tax returns. This enables her to deliver advice based on a realistic understanding and familiarity with each client’s unique situation.
As an Ambassador, Sally Glick, Principal of the Firm and Chief Growth Strategist at SobelCo, brings the firm the experience and insights she has gained during her 30+ years in the profession. She has spent her career working as a marketing consultant assisting CPA firms across the country. At SobelCo she has responsibility for the firm’s marketing communications/branding and its focus on business development.