Heather is the Chief Talent Officer, Search and Consulting Services, and a search consultant. In addition to conducting retained searches and engaging in consulting work, Heather plays a major role in the recruitment of diverse candidates for our Leadership Search Practice.
Prior to Carney Sandoe, Heather served as Director of Multiculturalism and Community Development at Milton Academy (MA). In her role at Milton, which she held for 15 years, Heather drove diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives, oversaw the expansion of student orientation and affinity programs, doubled the faculty of color percentage, refined critical policies, partnered with human resources, and facilitated faculty development workshops. Heather also served as Director of Student Multicultural Programs and a counselor while at Milton.
Prior to Milton, Heather served as Senior Assistant Director of Youth Education Programs at Brown University, where she established a wide range of youth programs connecting the university to the Providence community to recognize and remove barriers for a more diverse and inclusive culture. Her work included training and supporting staff as well as mentoring and counseling youth. She has been a case manager at a non-profit for youth services, a program coordinator for the Graduate Assembly and Women’s Resource Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at a number of schools, including St. Paul’s School (NH) and St. Barnabas College (South Africa). Additionally, Heather is a skilled public speaker whose commitment encourages others to develop their own capacity for improvement and willingness to change.
Education & Interests
Heather holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University and a master's of social welfare with a specialization in strengthening children, youth, and families from University of California, Berkeley.
Her volunteer work includes involvement with numerous organizations including AISNE, NEASC, NAIS, Chestnut Hill School and BAGLY. With each role she has held she has honed her skills and knowledge as a diversity practitioner, administrator and educator who seeks to build a more cohesive and dynamic community.