Heydi Foster-Breslin

heydi-foster-breslinHeydi Foster-Breslin is the Chief Executive Officer at Misean Cara, a charity that supports missionary development work in 60 of the poorest countries around the world with a budget of €16 million annually. Prior to this Heydi was for 7 years the Chief Executive Officer at Exchange House National Travellers Service. Heydi has extensive experience across a number of countries in advocating for human rights and providing social services to minority groups. She co-founded a school to address educational disadvantage among Latino and African-American children in inner city Boston, USA and a project to address the health needs of sex workers in Brazil. She was also Chief Executive of Women United in Action, a non-profit which supports immigrant women and children in Boston. Heydi is Chair of Common Purpose Ireland. She graduated from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala with a B.A. in Economics and Education, from Cambridge College (Massachusetts) with a Masters in Non Profit Management and from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a Masters in Public Administration.