Nancy Heaton

Chief Executive Officer, Foundation of Community Health

Sharon, CT

Shift Capital  |  Community Capital, Funding / Investment

Nancy Heaton has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Community Health (FCH) in Sharon, Connecticut since 2004. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Northwestern Connecticut AIDS Project, an HIV/AIDS service organization serving Litchfield County. In the early 90s she worked with the Southeast Asian Family Empowerment Project in Chelsea, Massachusetts, as a community prevention specialist, where she developed outreach and parent education programs for Vietnamese and Cambodian families. Ms. Heaton also served as project coordinator at the Health Education and Training Center in San Jose, where she developed and implemented the first AIDS/HIV education and prevention project for the Latino community of Santa Clara County; and coordinated a training project for Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants. In the mid-80s Ms. Heaton worked for the International Alliance for Children, an organization based in Connecticut and the Philippines, serving as the director of field operations in Manila. In that capacity, she managed a home for abandoned, orphaned, and neglected children with a variety of physical and emotional problems. Ms. Heaton served as chair of the Litchfield County HIV Care Consortium and as a member of the statewide HIV Care Consortium. She is currently a member of the American Public Health Association and a Member of the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors. Ms. Heaton received certification in non-profit management from the University of Connecticut in 1998 and an AIDS Educator Certificate from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in 1993. She received a Masters of Public Health in Community Health Education from San Jose State University in 1988 and a BA in Government and Law from Lafayette College in 1982.