Heather Cavanaugh Sains joined Golden LEAF as a program officer in 2020. Before joining Golden LEAF, she has held various program management roles in nonprofit, academic and governmental institutions in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus in grants and financial management. Most recently Heather worked with Gulf Coast ecosystem restoration projects in southwest Florida.
Born and raised in Michigan, Heather found her way to North Carolina for college. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she raised her family in western North Carolina. She looks forward to making eastern North Carolina home.
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