Heather leads the IWV team as CEO, where she uses her passion for education and helping people make informed decisions to create a vision and overall strategy for IWV’s efforts.
Heather has been involved in numerous organizations that share the mission of improving people’s lives by creating a better, fairer, more innovative and prosperous country. Heather serves as chairman of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWV’s sister organization) and she is also on the board of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and The Philanthropy Roundtable. In addition, she is on the NY board of UBS’s mutual funds, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was named as one of the “50 Most Influential People” by Campaigns & Elections magazine for her issue advocacy and being a thought leader.
Some of the campaigns Heather has designed include:
- creating an IWF “helping hands” program for the families of 9/11 that had or were about to have newborns
- stopping crippling legislation that would have shut down many small and worthy charities that didn’t have the overhead for masses of lawyers and accountants, and
- creating IWV’s Repeal Pledge on the Affordable Care Act, as a first step putting healthcare back in the hands of women, and men, and their doctors, where it belongs.
Heather previously worked in finance and as an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal and assistant editor at the Public Interest magazine. When not working, Heather loves to cook, hike, and make friends laugh. She continues to write opinion editorials and appears on a variety of radio and television programs. Heather lives in New York City with her husband, three teenagers, a dignified cat, and one squirrel-obsessed dog.