Heather Cleary CEO

Heather Cleary is Peninsula Family Service’s Chief Executive Officer (formerly Executive Director) since January 1st, 2017. A San Mateo resident and a Bay Area native, she joined Peninsula Family Service in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. She received her degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and got her professional start as an accountant at Arthur Andersen where she earned her CPA license. She will obtain her Masters in Public Administration degree at San Francisco State University on May 2017.

Heather joined the nonprofit world 15-years ago, working at a private foundation and public charities. In 2015, Heather took on the added role of Associate Executive Director/CFO, overseeing our Early Learning Program as well as partnering with former Executive Director Arne Croce, to increase our impact and sustainability. Upon her promotion as Executive Director, she continues ensuring strong financial and risk management and focuses on measuring and improving outcomes for all our program participants.

Heather uses her analytical and organizational skills as a PTA volunteer at her children’s school, and as a member of the CERT (Community Emergency Rescue Team) for San Mateo. She also serves as Board Member of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce.