Heather is an experienced policy professional, who has spent her career tackling some of society's most wicked problems.
As a Lead Strategist, Heather will support organizations in developing policies, programs, and plans to support systemic change to ensure more authentic and purposeful relationships. She leads engagements, facilitated discussions, and qualitative research to help organizations find their unique path toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.
With nearly two decades of experience in a government setting, Heather has lead major policy files and engagements on key issues relating to poverty, human rights, economic development, and cross-jurisdictional negotiations. Heather is well-versed in the principles and practice of GBA+ analysis and in navigating complex bureaucracies and supporting them through periods of transition. Her speciality is helping drive organizations to the root causes of a problem and creating concrete solutions to address complex challenges.
Heather holds a BA and MA in Political Science from the Universities of Calgary and Alberta, with a focus on gender-based Canadian policy development. When not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, weightlifting, and is always up for trying new activities - this year she learned to ski and highland dance!
Contact Heather directly at: [email protected]
In-person, live online or online on-demand, we offer a multitude of DEI training customized to your work. Our trainings are evidence-based and informed by best practices and designed to be impactful and sustainable.
Using a combination of your organization’s DEI data and industry best practices, we will build a tailored and integrated DEI strategy. We also offer implementation support to ensure you move the dial.