Heather Rademacher Taylor works as the Director of Programs at First Nations Oweesta Corporation, where she manages the programs department, projects and grants, provides training and technical assistance to Native CDFIs, Native nonprofits, and Tribes, and works on development for the organization. She brings a lot of experience with public policy, grant writing, project management, and work with nonprofits to the team. Previously she worked in government and with nonprofits, most recently with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as a health care policy advisor and at ONABEN – Our Native American Business Network as the Communications and Programs Coordinator. She is a graduate of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she earned her M.A. in International Human Rights and Development and a Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance. Additionally, she earned a B.A. in International Studies (with a minor in Spanish) and a B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in History) from Louisiana State University.
She lives with her husband, Jeff, new baby girl coming soon, and dog, Teddy in Portland, Oregon, where she enjoys, hiking, long drives, eating at new and fun places, travel, and reading.