Our Team

To help our clients advance their missions, we collaborate intensely and structure our team such that every engagement benefits from diversity and dexterity of thought.

We shirk siloes and assumptions to leverage our collective knowledge and harness the extraordinary experience of our consultants and Strategic Advisors.


Rhonda Horn

President & Managing Partner
Email 346.320.2387

Kimberly Sterling

Founder & Executive Consultant
Email 713.807.8661

Kate McCarty

Principal Consultant
Email 346.320.2403

Sarah Thornton Lewis

Principal Consultant
Email 346.320.2399

DaNi Gahr Fulgium

Project Coordinator
Email 346.320.2404

Lynn Jenkins

Consultant, Research & Writing
Email 346.320.2389

Pat Lawson

Executive Assistant
Email 346.320.2390

Andrea Romero

Email 832.849.7029

Jessica Shannon

Email 346.320.2395

Robin Susman

Email 281.768.2427

Iselda Vela

Business Manager
Email 832.831.5260

Chelsea Wade

Email 713.807.8362

Strategic Advisors

Sterling’s Strategic Advisors are specialists in a wide variety of fields, including affordable housing, arts and culture, equity and inclusion, community advocacy, public funding, and more. Their combined breadth and depth of expertise informs our work with clients and sheds new light on community needs and trends.

Ashley Paige Allen, Ph.D.

Houston Community Land Trust, Executive Director
Community Advocacy & Affordable Housing

Chris Barbic

The City Fund, Partner
Education Equity

Adeeb Barqawi

ProUnitas, President & CEO
Digital Integration

Kalinda Campbell

Global Head of Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging
Human Resources, Equity, & Inclusion

Rita Garza

Rhythm Strategy Consultancy, Principal & Founder
Organizational Development

Rabbi Oren J. Hayon

Congregation Emanu El, Senior Rabbi
Faith & Interfaith Alliances

Katy Hays

Former Sterling Consultant
Foundational Fundraising

Allyson Lack

Principle, Creative Director & Co-Founder

Elizabeth Love

Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, CEO
Environment, Parks, & Greenspace

Deborah Lugo

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts,
Vice President of Programming and Education
Arts & Culture

Paula Soileau

CPA & Affinitus Co-Founder
Nonprofit Accounting & Finance
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