Heather Sumba

Heather Sumba, MS

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness


Heather Sumba is a Senior Manager on the Strategic Planning & Organizational Effectiveness team at HRiA. Ms. Sumba has over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, primarily in administration and operations supporting organizational growth. Prior to joining HRiA, Ms. Sumba was Senior Manager of International Operations at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. She has also worked at the International Center for Transitional Justice, the United Methodist Committee on Relief-NGO, and the American Historical Association. In 2016, Ms. Sumba helped to establish Neucrue Cancer Fight, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fight a rare type of cancer (fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma), where she currently serves as the Board Secretary. She has a Master of Science in Global Affairs from the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, with a concentration in conflict and security from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.