Heather Parish

Field Catalysts

2021 - 2022

Focus Area:
PhilanthropyRacial Equity
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Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois

Heather D. Parish currently serves as Executive Director of The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund, which supports furthering social justice in Chicago’s under-resourced neighborhoods in the areas of Civic Activism, Culture, Education and Health and Human Services. Alongside her work in philanthropy, since 1996 Heather has led an independent consulting practice serving nonprofits and foundations engaged in housing, community / business development and capacity building initiatives. Heather is currently serving as a CCI coach for the Health Partnership Investments Learning Lab (HPILL), a collaboration with NeighborWorks America and CCI that is helping affordable housing developers cultivate partnerships with hospitals and health care institutions that want to invest in the development of quality, affordable housing as a social determinant of health. Heather’s prior professional experience also includes work as a Public Finance Associate with Prudential Securities Incorporated, as a Senior Consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick’s Government Services Practice, and as a Fiscal and Policy Analyst for the California Legislative Analyst’s Office. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she specialized in Housing, Community Development and Urban Economic Development.

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