HEAF is governed by a board of directors comprised of 27 executives and leaders from across industries and disciplines who set the strategic direction, provide oversight and counsel to the HEAF management team and staff. In addition, HEAF benefits from volunteer leadership through our Advisory Council, Leadership Council and Associate Board.

Board of Directors

Advisory Council

Leadership Council

Associate Board

Board of Directors

HEAF’s Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from prominent corporations throughout NYC, adding tremendous value to the stature and credibility of our college access and college success programs.


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Leadership Council supports HEAF and its initiatives by volunteering as mentors to HEAF students, sharing HEAFs mission through networks of like-minded, service-oriented professionals, and providing philanthropic support.


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HEAF’s Associate Board is a dynamic group of young professionals who serve in leadership positions, planning fundraising and awareness events, and cultivating community partnerships.


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