Community Animator, The Learning Centre
Remote Office: Burford, Ontario
Heather comes to Tamarack from the public health sector and will be working alongside the Learning Centre Team to deliver the best possible learning experiences both on-line and at our face-to-face events.
Heather has a passion for helping communities to realize that they are in charge of their future and to take leadership in assessing their own resources and needs. Heather believes that people have choices. They can either sit back and let others determine their future or they can stand up and create their own. Over the last few years Heather has attended many of Tamarack’s learning events as a participant and is now excited to be a part of the Tamarack team.
Heather has 13 years of experience generating action at a grassroots level. She loves guiding groups through program planning, implementation and evaluation of local efforts. She has a Bachelor's degree in Health Studies from Brock University, a Graduate diploma in Nutritional Science from Canberra University, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion from Canadore College. Heather has presented at several provincial, national and international conferences regarding her work on walkable communities and building healthy communities.
Heather resides in the Woodstock area with her husband and three boys. When she is not walking on the beach at sunset, she is either camping or volunteering her time at her children's school, sitting as a member on the Preschool Board or working on events with the local Optimist club.