Heidi joined the Sanar team as a Clinical Resiliency Program Manager in March 2024. In this role, Heidi provides trauma-conscious therapy and survivor support services, engages in community education and outreach regarding Image-Based Sexual Abuse (IBSA), and supports the Resiliency Fellows program.
Heidi has worked with anti-violence and migrant rights’ programs in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Singapore as a multilingual staff therapist, social worker, researcher, intern, and program coordinator. She integrates liberatory, expressive arts, relational, and somatic perspectives into collaborative work. Much gratitude to survivors who allowed Heidi the opportunity to accompany them in their healing, and to colleagues who offered inspiration and encouragement.
Heidi has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master in Arts of Social Work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She also has training in empowering neurodiverse communities via The Boggs Center Fellowship on Developmental Disabilities. From nurture by family, community, and lifelong learning, Heidi speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Whenever she can, Heidi enjoys creating art, exploring new places to eat in New Jersey, and spending quality time with loved ones.