Allison Johnson Heist

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Allison Johnson Heist

Senior Program Officer, Learning and Leadership
(612) 400-6264

Allison is a Program Officer at Headwaters and joined the staff in January 2015 as a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow through the Minnesota Council on Foundations. In her previous work as an organizer with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, she built support and leadership for affordable housing and stronger communities. She’s trained, educated and mobilized people of faith to act for social justice in the Twin Cities and across the country. She is passionate about working alongside people as they transform their communities for the better.

Allison is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies program. She lives in South Minneapolis and enjoys running, biking, swimming and experiencing the ever growing local restaurant scene.