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HeidiHeidi M Wilson - Public Health and Organizational Management Professional - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - LinkedIn Profile

Heidi is a public health and organizational development professional specializing in comprehensive community-based participatory planning. She has 15 years of public health experience managing environmental health, WASH, drug addiction, community health assessment, performance standards and workforce development programs. She has spent most of her career building the capacity of local government entities and NGOs move from visioning to results. Heidi has provided technical assistance, training, facilitation, and project management for a wide range of clients including UN organizations, international NGOs, local government agencies, Native American agencies, and community- and faith-based organizations.

Professional Skills:

Heidi is a skilled manager, excelling in organizing and executing quality programs, using data-driven approaches to continuously improve program performance. She is also trained in the Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation method. She has used her skills to facilitated organization wide strategic planning processes and inter-agency initiatives such as the Local Public Health Performance Standards assessments, intra-agency collaborations, focus groups, and strategic planning events.

Language Skills:

Working proficiency in Spanish

Previous Clients and/or projects:

In Beirut, Heidi was a member of the Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) team, providing secondary data analysis for the WASH and Education sector reports. Working with the International NGOs, UNICEF and UNHCR, the MSNA aimed to help prioritize humanitarian assistance to the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon by identifying the most pressing needs within and among sectors.

As the Director for a US Department of Justice-funded project related to training tribal police officers in community oriented approaches to drug abuse prevention, Heidi co-authored and edited a guidebook for tribal law enforcement that focused on building partnerships between law enforcement, prevention and treatment professionals in order to address meth and other illicit drug use and abuse.

At ONE, I ensured projects were managed effectively, fostered collaboration across teams and offices, and improved staff project management skills. In that role, I identified four core management competencies necessary for improving ONE’s project execution and designed and delivered hour-long skills building seminars for ONE’s program managers.