Heidi Ham

Heidi Ham is the Vice President of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), a product of afterschool programs and a long-time NAA member and leader in national youth work. Ms. Ham holds a historical and national perspective with expertise that mirrors her experience in producing quality programs and professional development. At NAA, Ms. Ham works to foster positive youth outcomes by supporting developing and advocating for afterschool professionals and leaders. Her work drives many of NAA’s offerings, including the Leading with Emotional Intelligence Fellowship, the Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals, virtual conventions, the NAA Professional Credentialing System, and the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards efforts. Her recent work includes co-authoring Core competencies for the OST field, a chapter in The growing out-of-school time field: Past, present, and future Journal.

Prior to NAA, Heidi was a Senior Quality Advisor for an organization with afterschool programs nationwide. Ms. Ham has earned K-12 teaching certification, a Bachelor’s degree in social science and education and a graduate certificate in training and development.