After attending Angelo State University and earning her degree in Psychology, Heather Ward began working at Children’s Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Inc. in 2001. Discovering her passion for caring for children and families in need, she gained experience in several different roles at CAC and began serving as the Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Through her previous positions, Heather was able to better understand the needs of families and discover ways to provide children and families with the opportunity to thrive.
Heather is a visionary and passionate advocate for children and families that have experienced abuse and neglect. As the Chief Executive Officer, she oversees the work of CAC and continues to work to build a system with fewer barriers and better outcomes for children. Heather’s favorite quote is by Vince Lombardi, “Winners never quit and quitters never win,” and is a quote that her late father shared with her years ago that remains on her desk today. It stays as a constant reminder and inspiration to continue the challenging, yet hopeful work of ensuring children and families receive the care and support they deserve.