Heidi Ortolaza-Alvear

Director - Child and Adolescent Health Initiative

Master of Arts, School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago
Master of Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago
Certificate of Health Administration and Policy, The University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College

Heidi is passionate about breaking cycles of poverty, and improving the effectiveness of health and human services systems. Heidi has seven years of combined work experience across the non-profit and government sectors. Prior to graduate school, Heidi worked at Erie Family Health Center for nearly five years where she held direct service and middle management roles in maternal and child health and led quality improvement initiatives across the organization.  She has also held strategy, stakeholder engagement, and policy fellowships across Chicago non-profits and government offices such as ACCESS Community Health Network, Illinois Public Health Institute, the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Region V, and the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.

Fun Fact: Heidi is originally from Puerto Rico. She loves the ocean and its grandness and dreams of the day that she might live in a tropical place once again.

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