Vice President, Advancement
Heather has worked for the past 23 years in the field of domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention. Before joining FreeFrom in 2018, she served as Vice President of Development at the Joyful Heart Foundation, a national organization focused on ending sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, where she oversaw national fundraising strategies, institutional giving and management of regional major donor committees in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her past leadership positions include: Director of Development for Peace Over Violence, LA’s first rape crisis and domestic violence support center; Executive Director of South Valley Sanctuary, the second largest domestic violence shelter in Utah; and Statewide Coordinator of Domestic Violence Programming for 46 municipalities with the Mexican government's national social services institution in Guanajuato, Mexico. Heather holds a Master’s degree in Women's Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She believes in the healing power of roller derby and is a proud skater with the Los Angeles Derby Dolls.