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Heidi Peterson, Executive Director

Joined the MOi team in 2017. Driven by her passion for creating transformative social change, Heidi was first drawn to the nonprofit sector in 1996 during her travels in Ecuador where she encountered people living in extreme poverty, without access to basic human rights, healthcare and education. Exposure to these injustices led Heidi to a life and career dedicated to serving the marginalized and vulnerable, striving for the advancement of sustainable solutions to poverty and transformative global health innovations.

Heidi’s experience over the past 20 years has focused on serving many large, international nongovernmental (INGO), multilateral, and philanthropic organizations. She is a proven innovator and versatile leader, and possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics of the health sector. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boise State University, and an M.P.A. from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. She became the Executive Director of Mobility Outreach International (MOi) in 2017. Her prior experience while based in San Francisco, Seattle and New Delhi India includes working with JDRF, PATH, Room to Read, CARE INDIA, CARE USA, Global Partnerships, Washington Works and United Way.