Nancy L. Heaton,

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Heaton has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Community Health (FCH) since February 2004.  Previously, she served for 12 years as Executive Director of the Northwestern Connecticut AIDS Project, an HIV/AIDS service organization serving Litchfield County, CT. 

Prior work includes:

  • Working with refugee Vietnamese and Cambodian parents and families in developing outreach and parent education programs focused on family empowerment and behavioral health promotion.
  • Working with Mexican American population of Santa Clara County, CA developing and implementing the first HIV/AIDS education and prevention programming targeting that community.
  • Director of field operations for the International Alliance for Children, an organization based in both Connecticut and Manila, Philippines. In that capacity, she managed a home for abandoned, orphaned, and neglected children with a variety of physical and emotional problems.

Ms. Heaton has served on various CT regional and statewide commissions and consortiums over the past 30 years and is currently a Member of the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Equity & Opportunity.  She was recently (2022) appointed to serve on the Governor’s Taskforce Certificate of Need Taskforce.  She is also a long-term member of the American Public Health Association.

Ms. Heaton received certification in non-profit management from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from San Jose State University, and a BA in Government and Law from Lafayette College.

Natashea Winters,

Senior Program & Evaluation Officer

As senior program and evaluation officer, Natashea identifies strategies and works in partnership with prospective and current grantees to develop initiatives that align with the foundation’s goals, strategies, and programs.

 Prior to joining the Foundation for Community Health, Natashea served various local and national nonprofits in roles that encompassed program management, coalition building, and evaluation to develop and scale social service and public health programs. Most recently Natashea worked at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, where she managed a portfolio of funds and worked closely with many of the organization’s advisory committees. Before this, she served as a Programs Consultant for Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit focused on expanding affordable access to fresh produce. In this role, Natashea supported the organization’s evaluation efforts and provided technical assistance to grantees and clients, from troubleshooting data collection to launching multi-year evaluation efforts.

 Combining her interests in equity, evaluation and community-based strategies, Natashea feels very fortunate to focus her professional efforts on supporting public health and social service organizations in our region that work to cultivate measurable and sustainable impact.

 Natashea has a Master in Social Work and a Master in Public Health from Boston University and a bachelor’s from the University of New Hampshire.

Cathy Glasner,

Office and Grants Manager

Cathy joined the FCH staff in November 2017 after having worked as Office Manager for Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for several years. Before her work for BTCF, Cathy worked in for profit businesses in administrative, management and sales roles.

Cathy is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business with a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing and Human Resource Management.

Cathy, her husband and numerous pets are longtime residents of Litchfield County .