Heather Danton leads staff and coordinates with partners as they design, implement, and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition.
Heather has more than 20 years of experience in the area of food security and livelihoods and is a specialist in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs that integrate economic and agricultural development with nutrition. From September 2012 to 2018, she served as the director of the Agriculture to Nutrition team of Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), USAID's global nutrition project (2011-2018). Prior to that, Heather worked as a technical advisor and then as the senior director of food security and livelihoods for Save the Children Federation, Inc., in Washington, DC, where she managed their food security portfolio, including USAID/Food for Peace-funded Title II programs in 10 countries.
In addition to working internationally, Heather served as vice president for SEED Corporation, a non-profit certified development company in Massachusetts, overseeing small business lending and entrepreneurial training in association with the U.S. Small Business Administration.