Heather Arney brings more than 15 years of international development experience with a focus in the microfinance, water and sanitation, and gender and development sectors. She leads Water.org’s monitoring and evaluation strategy and efforts to track and measure program efforts and impacts.
Since joining Water.org in 2005, Heather has helped to expand its international partner network and capacity, design and implement strategic programs, and develop information systems and tools for program monitoring and evaluation.
Commitment to Water.org
“I am dedicated to seeing a more just world: a world where it is within everyone’s capacity to meet his or her own basic needs. Without a clean and secure water supply and the dignity of a toilet, no one can work, no one can play, and no one can have a life free of sickness and pain. I believe that by working with and listening to communities, Water.org will help them have a stronger voice, combat water and sanitation-related illnesses, and improve the quality of life by meeting the basic human rights of those that are systematically denied.”
Education and Professional Affiliations
Peace Corps Volunteer, 2000 – 2002, Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Small Enterprise Development Agent, Microfinance Sector
Co-Founder and Board President of Girls to School (Girls to School is an organization that supports girls education and microfinance programs in West Africa)
M. A. in International Affairs, Ohio University (Focus in International Development and Women’s Studies)
B.S. in Business Management, Wagner College – Staten Island, NY