Originally from Westchester County, New York, Heidi Kellman relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she worked in the telecommunications industry while pursuing a BS degree in Business Management at Arizona State University. As a Project Manager for Vodavi Communication Systems, she had an active role in the development of the first Caller ID devices as well as telephone systems for GTE and Pacific Telesis.
She resigned her position at Vodavi to establish Falanga Associates, a telecommunications consulting firm, while raising her two children, Alexis and Mackenzie.
In 2009, Heidi founded the Autism Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit providing assistance to families in the autism community. Heidi also served on the board for Family Network on Disabilities Manasota. Prior to joining the Community Foundation in 2015, she led the preventative health program at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, FL.
Heidi has worked as an invaluable member of the Philanthropy team at the Community Foundation. Prior to her promotion as Director of Philanthropy Administration, she served in the Grants and Scholarship department and most recently held the role of Manager of Donor Services for the Philanthropy department.