Expertise: Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Project Management, Grant Writing, Community Organizing, Partnership Development, Fund Development, Consensus Building, Training, and Facilitation.
Content Knowledge: Community Based Participatory Research, Environmental Health, International Development, Public Health Systems, and Systems Assessments.
Heidi Wilson specializes in developing, facilitating, and coaching teams to do comprehensive community-based participatory planning. Heidi has over ten years of experience in strategic planning, project management, and organizational development.
While working at the ONE Campaign as the Senior Project Manager, Heidi, coordinated high-profile projects designed to advocate for changing the systemic conditions that cause poverty in the least developed countries, particularly in Africa. She ensured projects were managed efficiently and effectively, fostered collaboration across teams and offices, and worked to improve project management skills of staff.
Prior to ONE, Heidi spent ten years at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where she led two teams: one that provided training and technical assistance to communities on public health strategic planning; and an executive training program for new local public health officials. During her tenure, Heidi conducted over 30 trainings reaching over 1,500 public health practitioners and community partners in 20 states and one Tribal nation. She also worked on a variety of environmental health initiatives, created the organization’s Global Public Health Initiative; oversaw extensive evaluation studies, and built and sustained funding from four federal agencies and one private foundation.
Heidi has collaborated in the writing of Assessment to Action: a Tool for Improving the Health of Communities Affected by Hazardous Waste, and Pulling Together: A Guide to Interagency Collaboration at Hazardous Waste Sites, and co-authored two articles in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: “Next Steps for MAPP” (Sept-Oct, 2005); and “The National Public Health Performance Standards: driving quality improvement in public health systems.” (Jan-Feb 2010)
Heidi received her Masters of Arts in International Relations from St. Andrews University, Scotland, and a M.S. in (International) Development Management, with a concentration in qualitative research, at American University in Washington DC. Heidi was a National Public Health Leadership Fellow in 2009, and is a trained TOP facilitator.