Vice President, Programs, Strategy & Impact
Heather Johnson joined Edvestors in April 2021 and currently serves as Vice President, Programs, Strategy & Impact. She oversees three program areas and provides strategic direction, leadership, and thought partnership related to Edvestors’ influence and impact. Heather came to Edvestors from JFF, a national nonprofit that drives change in the American workforce and education systems to ensure access to economic advancement for all. While at JFF, she was focused on building, aligning, and executing organizational strategy and also worked on the Pathways to Prosperity team. Previously, Heather served as the director of the Teacher Education Program at the College of the Holy Cross and as a mathematics specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Education. Across roles and contexts, her work and perspective are significantly shaped by her experiences as a middle grades mathematics teacher in school communities that are deeply committed to student voice, community empowerment, and racial justice. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross, a master’s degree in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, and a doctorate in Education Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education.