Heidi Haines

Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association

Heidi Haines bio photoHeidi Haines is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world, a commitment evident in her role as the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association since 2023. With twelve years of experience in nonprofit advocacy, policy development, partnership building, self-advocacy group creation, team management, and nonprofit administration, Heidi is well-equipped for her position.

Her nonprofit journey began in 2011 at The Arc of Colorado, where she served as the Director of Advocacy before taking on the role of Executive Director at The Arc Tennessee. Since 2016, Heidi has also been a National Legislative Advisor to Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE). Heidi is a board member of Down Syndrome Affiliates in action and a member of the Colorado State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education.

Heidi resides in Colorado with her husband and her energetic 9-year-old daughter, enjoying the great outdoors together every chance they get.