Heather Johnson has spent 25 years working in the field of Evaluation. She currently serves as the Evaluation Director at one of the largest community foundations in the United States, the Marin Community Foundation (MCF). For the past nine years at MCF she has helped to measure the effectiveness of the organization’s strategic plan, and provides evaluation technical assistance to grantees and donors. Prior to her work with MCF, Heather worked as a Health Educator for Health and Human Services where she provided education and evaluation services to the Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug Service Departments. Prior to this, she spent 15 years working at a private evaluation consulting firm in Northern California where she evaluated over 100 projects that served vulnerable populations.
Heather’s passion is helping nonprofit and government organizations see the power of making data driven decisions. She believes data can uncover serious social issues and help organizations improve their practice. Heather holds a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Child Development and a Masters of Administration in Social Science with an emphasis in Health Services. She has a certificate for Advanced Studies in Evaluation. Outside of work, Heather enjoys playing the guitar and hiking. She lives in San Rafael.