Heather Gillette

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Heather Gillette
North Bend, WA
Skyline High PTSA, Sammamish, WA

Personal and Professional Information

  • Co-founder; Lead-ology LLC – a high quality, results oriented, and customer focused firm. We help the client by providing the input and the tools necessary to identify their unique needs. We then help them build and implement an action plan that can integrate multiple plan components into a cohesive product. Our focus is to maximize effective strategies to assist in the development of communications, marketing, branding and business practices.
  • Graduate of the University of Washington; Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Married 32 years with two young adult children
  • I am a soccer fan, enjoy musical theater, being in the outdoors and reading books


PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • National PTA Board of Directors member representative (2017-2019)
  • National PTA Dues Increase Working Group (2018-2019)
  • National PTA Executive Director Evaluation Committee (2017-2019)
  • National PTA Field Service Committee (2015-2019)
  • Washington State PTA presenter including “PTA and the Law” (2012-2019)

Previous service includes:

  • Created and chaired a new Washington State PTA program (WSPTA//Game Development Competition) to promote STEM for secondary students and create renewed relevancy for secondary PTAs (2015-2016)
  • Washington State PTA President (2013-2015)
  • Washington State PTA Leadership Director (2012-2013)
  • Washington State PTA Region Director (2010-2012)
  • Washington State PTA committees including: Corporate Finance, Elections Oversight, Bylaws, Leadership
  • District/council level leadership including: president, vice president, and multiple committees (2001-2012)
  • Leadership positions at the elementary, middle and high school level including: president, vice president, membership, communications, secretary (1995-2011)

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Treasurer, homeowner’s association

Previous service includes:

  • Soccer coach and soccer team manager

Honors and Awards

  • Washington State PTA Outstanding Service Award (2016)
  • Lifetime Membership Award; Skyline High School PTSA (2013)
  • Washington State PTA Leadership Academy – Crystal Level (2010)