Heidi Schultz

Program Manager, Midwest Early Recovery Fund

working with Native American communities, rural health care, social determinants of health

Heidi Schultz is a program manager for the Midwest Early Recovery Fund. She oversees the Native American and Tribal Communities Recovery Program in four states in the Midwest.  

Heidi is a sought-after speaker on issues related to working with Native American communities, rural health care and social determinants of health. She has appeared in conferences such as National VOAD, Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board/We are Warriors EOC emergency management conference, American Telemedicine Association, and Philanthropy Northwest’s annual conference. Heidi is a frequent writer for CDP’s blog and has authored articles in publications such as Charity Navigator, Health Affairs and STAT news. 

Her previous disaster-related work includes disaster response at her local chapter of the American Red Cross and recovery through Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota.  

Heidi has 23 years of fundraising, public relations and management experience in the nonprofit sector— from the arts to health care. Most recently, Heidi learned the philanthropic side of mission-driven work through nine years with the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program. Heidi has an interest in health care disparities of Native Americans, the social determinates that impact lifespans, ACEs and childhood trauma/mental health. 

Heidi has a degree in Economics from South Dakota State University and an MBA from Moorhead State University of Kentucky and she is completing an MPH through University of South Dakota/South Dakota State University’s joint MPH program. Heidi is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

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