Heather started her professional career in the entertainment industry in Public Relations at HBO and then moved over as the publicist/event planner at a record label for the band Creed.
Her experience in the entertainment industry also allowed her the opportunity to transition to the pharmaceutical industry at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. There she was involved in sales and marketing working across many different drugs including some of the leading anti-depressants and psych-pharmaceuticals in the industry. She won several top sales presidential awards.
After 9 years at Wyeth, she joined GlaxoSmithKline in a sales and marketing role helping to educate doctors about their line of respiratory drugs and promoting GSK overall in the marketplace. Heather has also been very active in her daughters’ schools since they were very little and taking on various roles, including PTA president at their pre-school.
Heather graduated with high honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Communications degree and a minor in Marketing.
And, while she has been out of the pharmaceutical industry for a couple of years, it has been very exciting for her to get involved in non-profit organizations that mean so much to her with her two daughters. Her daughter Zoe started volunteering at The Friendship Journey almost two years ago and is a very active volunteer. Right away, Heather knew she wanted to get involved with this incredible organization. Heather is so passionate about The Friendship Journey’s purpose and what it offers to the community.