Heather M. Brown is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience leading teams to operational success. At Fresno EOC, Ms. Brown leads Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Strategy, Equity and inclusion, and Facilities. She is active in the Fresno, California community, where she co-chairs the Race Equity committee for the Fresno DRIVE initiative, an innovative project proposing to comprehensively rehaul Fresno’s economic landscape. Infused in her career and civic involvement is a lifelong commitment to the health and wellbeing of women. Currently, she supports efforts focused on pre-term birth outcomes for Black women and creating a continuum of care for Black children and adolescents. Ms. Brown grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ms. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin Language and Literature from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Averett University.