Heena Patel is the director of strategic communications at the O’Neill Institute, where she coordinates all communications and outreach for the institute and provides insight on brand reputation and communications strategy.
Patel brings more than ten years of communications experience working for mission-minded organizations. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Patel served as the director of marketing and communications at Equal Justice Works, where she was responsible for planning, managing, and ensuring the implementation of innovative communications strategies to help mobilize public service lawyers committed to equal justice for all. Before that, she was the communications director for the Society for Women’s Health Research, where she led the nonprofit’s editorial and digital work and designed signature awareness campaigns to position the organization at the forefront of women’s health research.
Patel holds an M.S. from the University of Amsterdam and a B.A. from The George Washington University. She is currently pursuing a certificate in nonprofit management through Duke University.