Heidi Nelson


Duffy Health Center

Heidi Nelson joined Duffy Health Center as CEO in 2010. Heidi is responsible for Duffy Health Center operations, quality of care, program development, funding support, advocacy on behalf of persons experiencing homelessness, and representing Duffy at the local, state and national level. Previously, Heidi was the Executive Director of Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. Prior to that, she was Assistant Vice President at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Heidi is the Administrators Committee Chair for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. She has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Heidi also completed a Fellowship in Academic Medical Center Administration at the University of Michigan Medical Center, and she is also Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.