Heather Ohta


Donor Relations Officer

Metro Portland

Philanthropic Services
(503) 227-6846

Heather is thrilled to be a part of the Donor Relations team at OCF. Working in philanthropy allows her the opportunity to interact with people in some of their best moments: being generous and supporting vital work that helps Oregonians thrive. Heather grew up in Salem, and even though she spent a number of years in the Bay Area, Oregon has always been home. She is excited to join the team at OCF and connect donors to causes they care about across the state. Outside of work, Heather loves to read, cook and bake, eat delicious food, run and do yoga, and spend time with friends and family.


Heather has a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in psychology from Santa Clara University and a masters in public administration (M.P.A.) from Portland State.

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
Collective origin often attributed to Lilla Watson