Heather originally joined the DPA family in 2011 and served as the Child Placement Supervisor for six years.  After living out-of-state for a year, she was thrilled to re-join the team in 2018 as Executive Director.

Heather has long had a heart for children and families and became interested in adoption during college through an internship at an adoption agency.  Throughout her career, she has worked in many areas of the field, including infant and older child adoptions as well as international adoption and foster care.  Most recently, Heather served as a Clinical Manager for an intensive in-home therapy program in Colorado and designed an early intervention program targeted to increase attachment and parent confidence.   Heather’s belief is that God created us for relationship and she desires to see relationships strengthened and valued through the work DPA does with our clients, staff, and our community.

Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Services from Oklahoma State University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver.  Outside of work, Heather loves spending time with family and friends, being in the mountains, and cheering on her favorite sports teams, especially the OSU Cowboys.

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