Senior Leadership Team

“Our mission: Providing affordable homes as a foundation for tomorrow.”

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    Martina Jileckova
    CEO
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    Aaron Morris
    Director of Development and Strategy
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    Derek Muzyka
    Director of Finance
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Martina Jileckova, CEO

CEO

As CEO of Horizon Housing Society, Martina Jileckova is passionate about Horizon’s mission of providing affordable homes to those in need and building welcoming, inclusive communities.

Martina came to the role in 2017, with 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, and a strong track record of driving meaningful growth, solid operations, and stakeholder focus. With an ambitious strategic plan Horizon offered the perfect marriage of her experience in real estate and her passion for implementing innovative solutions.

As a respected leader within the sector, Martina is committed to building strong partnerships with government, private sector and community groups. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Community Housing Affordability Collective, provides leadership as Chair for the Opening Doors Conference and is a member of the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership Council and the Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness. She serves on Boards for the Community Housing Transformation Centre and Alberta Network of Public Housing Agencies. Martina also served on The City of Calgary’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) for more than a decade and holds a Masters of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary and a Certificate of Advanced Real Estate Development Economics from Simon Fraser University.

"With unprecedented collaboration within the housing sector and support among government partners, there is incredible potential for Horizon Housing to advance its mission and do even more to serve Calgarians in need. I'm excited to lead this work while continuing to help our community's most vulnerable to build community and find their independence."

Aaron Morris, Director of Development and Strategy

Director of Development and Strategy

Aaron is responsible for identifying and assessing new growth opportunities and then securing the partnerships and funding to support them. He comes to Horizon armed with more than five years of development experience with leading affordable housing providers such as the Calgary Homeless Foundation and HomeSpace Society. Prior to working in housing, Aaron worked with numerous other non-profits in areas of granting and development. Aaron joined the team in 2018.

"Playing a role in the development of housing for our community fills me with pride. There is no better feeling than watching an individual move into their new home and I am happy to be part of the Horizon team in making that happen."

Derek Muzyka, Director of Finance

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, Derek’s expertise and vision are critical to the development of Horizon Housing’s financial strategies. Derek is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and Chartered Director (C.Dir) with 20 years of leadership experience in finance and operations. Prior to joining Horizon, Derek spent six years as Director of Corporate Services at Calgary West Central Primary Care Network. Derek’s role is crucial in the execution of Horizon’s goals for fiscal responsibility and long-term sustainability.

"A safe, stable home is the foundation for good health, education, employment and life. I have chosen to work with Horizon Housing to provide this foundation to as many individuals and families as possible."