Director of Development and Communications
Heather joined the Equal Justice Under Law team with a fiery passion for creating systemic change in the criminal justice system. Prior to her time at Equal Justice Under Law, she spent nine years supporting individuals returning home after incarceration at OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration) in Arlington, Virginia. While at OAR, Heather managed the court-ordered Community Service Program and oversaw the fundraising and development department. Prior to that, Heather recruited, trained and placed volunteers with the American Red Cross National Capital Region for six years. She is also proud to have served a year in AmeriCorps*NCCC.
Heather holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She was recognized by the Leadership Center for Excellence as one of the top "40 Under 40" leaders in the metro DC area. Heather was also awarded the Chamberlain Scholarship from the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
When Heather is not fighting for racial and economic justice, she spends her spare time volunteering at a homeless services center, attending Nationals games, and biking.