Barbara Heisler
Executive Director, Funding Exchange

Barbara Heisler joined the Funding Exchange as Executive Director in the fall of 2010. Barbara’s work history is eclectic – tied together with a focus on equity and justice through organizing. Honing her skills through experience, Barbara was the Director of Financial Aid at two universities, served in senior regional and divisional positions at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Post-secondary Education; worked to build capacity at local affiliates of a national organization working to alleviate family homelessness; was the founding Executive Director of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, a model integration maintenance organization; and, taking that work to scale, served as Executive Director of Fund for an OPEN Society. Barbara conceived of and published the acclaimed journal Integral, bringing together researchers and activists working to advance sustainable communities through intentional integration. Barbara’s passions for social justice and making connections for change unite at Funding Exchange as she works to move the Funding Exchange Network to its next level. Follow Barbara at @barbara07040 and Funding Exchange @fundingxchange.