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Heather is a Partner based in our Toronto office, and brings over 30 years of executive search and consulting experience throughout the broader public and non-profit sectors across Canada. Heather is one of Canada’s most respected leadership search executives.

Known for her “high-touch” style in her relationships with clients and candidates, Heather has spent much of her career dealing with the complex processes associated with leadership transition at the senior executive and Board levels. Heather is Phelps’ in-house expert on not-for-profit organizations. 

“I want to see people and organizations realize their dreams together. I want to ensure we always do our best to make this happen for the candidates and the organizations we serve and feel the wonderful satisfaction in enabling this to happen.”

Heather is the former Chair of the Learning Partnership (a partnership between public education and business, nine years), a past member of the Board of Directors of the Change Foundation (Ontario Hospital Association – eight years), past Board member of the Council for Canadian Unity, the National Ballet School, and a past member of the VON Ontario Board of Directors (9 years). She is a former Coach with the Not-for-Profit Executive Director Institute co-sponsored by York University and the Maytree Foundation. She is currently on the Board of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) where she chairs the Governance and Management Resources Committees. 

Heather earned her degree in Education from Dalhousie University and has lived and worked across Canada – Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Quebec, and Ontario.