Heather leads the D'Amore-McKim Communications team, which is responsible for promoting the reputation of the school though storytelling, brand management, media relations, website and digital assets, social media, and internal communications. She is also a member of the Dean's Cabinet.

She has been doing communications and marketing work in higher education for the last 17 years. Prior to working at Northeastern, she was a Web Manager at Stanford University and the Communications Director at Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. Heather has also worked in the non-profit world and started her career as a reporter.


  • BA, Journalism, Michigan State University
  • MA, Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing, Michigan State University

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 CASE Circle of Excellence Gold Award, Design: Books category, for the “D’Amore-McKim brand book”
  • 2018 CASE D1 Excellence Bronze Award, Online News Sites & Newsletters – Colleges/Universities category, for the “D’Amore-McKim Faculty/Staff Newsletter”