Joanne Heyman, Chair of GroundTruth’s Board of Directors, is the founder and CEO of Heyman Partners, and is internationally recognized as a thought leader, innovator and key advisor within the pro-social sector. A highly sought-after coach, strategic advisor, lecturer and facilitator, Heyman has led organizations and counseled leadership of foundations, non-profits, social enterprises and creative institutions.
She was the founding Executive Director of the Urban Zen Foundation and has also served as the Executive Director of The International Center in New York, Vice President of the Corporation of Yaddo, Managing Director of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps and as a senior advisor to The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the American Jewish World Service.
Heyman holds an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Comparative Literature from Smith College. She serves on the Advisory Boards of LitWorld and Compass Kids, is a Strategic Advisor to the Wealth and Giving Forum, and is part of the Executive Leadership Council of the Support Center/Partnership for Philanthropy. Additionally, Heyman is a regular lecturer at Columbia University. She lives with her family outside New York City, and is an avid yogi, cook and outdoor enthusiast.