Heather Mullins Crislip became President & CEO of HOME on June 19, 2012.
Heather holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Mary Washington College and a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While living in New Haven, Connecticut she directed the region’s welfare to work one-stop center and served as Assistant to the Mayor for Policy Analysis where she worked on workforce development and homeownership issues. In New Haven she also oversaw a large investigation to assess the region’s compliance with the Fair Housing Act, conducting analyses of impediments and making recommendations to improve the education, outreach, and enforcement of fair housing laws. After moving to Honolulu, Hawai'i, Heather served as the Chief of Staff to a Hawai'i state senator and the Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Chancellor of the University of Hawai'i, where she oversaw all external relations and advocated for the University’s legislative agenda in the state legislature. Returning to Virginia in 2009, Heather oversaw the bipartisan policy projects for the Miller Center at the University of Virginia for former Governor Gerald Baliles. She also served as the Staff Director of the Goode National Transportation Policy Project, which was honored by President Obama in a Rose Garden ceremony in 2010, and described as a “landmark” policy report by the Washington Post. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for Housing Virginia.
Heather brings to HOME a wealth of legal, policy, fund development, communications, and leadership expertise.