Heather joined the Galloway Ridge leadership team in February 2017. She is a goal-oriented public health professional with more than 15 years of experience working in complex multi-structure environments. Heather has experience overseeing regulatory compliance during routine operational activities, as well as throughout construction and renovation projects. She has been responsible for management of programs related to life safety, fire safety, biosafety, environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, accident/injury prevention, and occupational health.
Before joining Galloway Ridge, Heather was the Assistant Safety Programs Director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for managing a comprehensive safety and occupational health program for more than 18,000 state employees. She also worked in a state-operated hospital as the Environment of Care Coordinator, where she was responsible for ensuring a quality and safe environment for patients through oversight of maintenance, safety, security, and housekeeping activities. Heather is passionate about population health, patient-centered care, and ensuring a safe and healthy environment through effective operational procedures.
Heather obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health, from Emory University. She is certified through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as an Associate Safety Professional and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.