Heather and her husband Craig, an English teacher in New Jersey public schools, have been residents of the Landing section of Roxbury for 16 years. They have a 14-year-old daughter, Danielle who is a freshman at Roxbury High School.
Professionally, Heather is a paralegal at a medical malpractice law firm, and has worked in the legal profession for over 26 years. She handles all phases of litigation, translates for clients and attorneys (English/Spanish) and handles many sensitive and confidential matters for her senior partner. Many of the clients she serves are catastrophically disabled children with a wide variety of educational and medical needs. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Drew University in 1998.
Heather is proud of her community and civic engagement. She is the membership chair of the Roxbury Women's Club, teaches English as a Second Language with The Open Door, and has been a parent volunteer with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop for the last 7 years. She also served as president of the Nixon Elementary School PTA from 2014-2016.
In 2017, Heather was elected to serve on the Board of Education. Currently, she chairs the Community Relations/Shared Services committee. Heather also serves on the Education, Policies and Governance and Sustainability committees and previously served on the Personnel committee
She was a Board liaison for the school re-opening committee and was recently appointed as the liaison to the newly-formed inclusivity committee. During her board tenure, Heather is proud to have been part of the push for more transparency, including providing minutes of sub-committees to all board members and to recording the meetings for the public who might not otherwise be able to attend meetings in person.
Heather is also proud to support diversity initiatives and her voting record in support of technology upgrades, new curricula, and expanded “career pathways” to students for whom college will not be the next step post-graduation.