Heather Reed, MA

Healthcare Access Program Director
Government Resource Center
The Ohio Colleges of Medicine

Heather joined GRC in November, 2015. She recently held, over a period of 25 years, a series of consultant, policy, and leadership positions in the Ohio Department of Health. Most recently, she served as Chief of the Bureau of Health Promotion, with 90 plus staff and programming focused on chronic disease and injury prevention.

Much of Heather’s professional career has been spent in roles that focus on access to primary care services for underserved populations and health care workforce initiatives. She has held leadership roles at the national level, including President of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. She is a published co-author in the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) publication The Journal of Rural Health.

Heather received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the Ohio State University in 1988 and a Master’s in Community Health Education in 1991.