Heather does all things communications for CommonHealth ACTION, from marketing its leadership programs, to gathering participant feedback, to managing social media and website content. With a strong background in social marketing, public policy and grassroots advocacy, Heather supports clarity within CHA’s programs and works to broaden its networks within the public health field.
I take action for equity because every step I take to make the world a better place is one step in the right direction. The more steps we all take, the shorter the journey.
Heather is an expert communicator who uses deep listening, compassion and creativity to support change. She joined CommonHealth ACTION as an equity intern, as part of the inaugural class of the Leadership and the American Presidency Program, where she also trained as a policymaker and civil servant. She worked as an aide to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and for the past 10+ years has advocated for disabled and LGBTQ+ communities in her hometown of Houston, Texas. Heather has received certificates of recognition from Congress, and from the City of Houston for her work on voter outreach and women’s rights initiatives.
Heather earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and a focus in gender and race disparities from the University of Houston-Downtown. She holds certificates in Social Marketing for Health Professionals from City University of New York, and the Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies from Harvard.