Cheryl Heads, Fields Foundation

TITLE:  Senior Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Community welfare, culture, education, environment, health, urban & community affairs.

CONTACT: (312) 831-0910; cheads@fieldfoundation.org

PROFILE: Cheryl Heads has been a senior program officer at the Fields Foundation since May 2015, and previously served as a program officer since May 2013. She previously worked as a grants manager and senior program officer at the Brinson Foundation, another Chicago funder that specializes in education and scientific and medical research.

Her work experience also includes a couple years as executive director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. Heads has been a panelist at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights/Chicago Women in Philanthropy events in the past.