Heather joined Philanthropy Missouri (formerly Gateway Center for Giving) in 2017. In her role as the Operations Manager, she oversees the organization's finances, including creating the annual budget. She is also tasked with monitoring memberships, planning Board and Committee meetings, and creating GCG's Annual Report and annual Capital Campaign Report.
Heather received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Truman State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. While at SIUE, Heather was a member of two national honors societies, Pi Alpha Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi. She is also currently a member of the St. Louis chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and FOCUS St. Louis. Heather is local to St. Louis and currently resides in St. Charles, Missouri with her husband and their rambunctious dogs Charlie and Cooper.