Heather M. Raspberry -- Executive Director
Heather Raspberry was named executive director of the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) in March of 2012.
Prior to joining HAND, Heather worked for close to ten years serving in various marketing and communications capacities in the public, private and nonprofit sector.
Most recently she worked as a communications manager for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. where she developed and executed national and local public relations campaigns that advanced the business and philanthropic priorities of the parent company and its subsidiaries.
Heather also worked for the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) as a senior program officer, where she cultivated the organization's communications initiatives while managing its Training Institute.
She has also held positions as a campaign coordinator for a Vanderburgh County Commissioner candidate in Indiana and as a communications correspondent with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
In 2009, Heather was appointed by the District of Columbia Family Court as a court appointed special advocate and trained to represent the best interest of youth in foster care.
She also serves as an administrative coordinator of the Saturday Leadership Academy for the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. and as a liaison with Dress for Success Washington, D.C. Professional Women's Group.
has served as a consultant developing branding campaigns for businesses with a special focus on nonprofit and civil service issues.
Heather holds a dual bachelor's degree in public relations and business management from Hampton University.