Heather Allen is a Project Manager with the Health Care Talent Network and is responsible for managing the state's Southern Region for the Employer Coalition for Health Care Workforce Expansion (ECHWE). Prior to this position, Heather was a Program Manager with the Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Talent Network and spent four years as a key member of the TLD TN team at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. She has worked for SMLR, the Heldrich Center and other research centers at Rutgers for 12 years. Her expertise includes researching and writing reports on industry trends; program marketing, including social media; employer development; presentations to job seekers and employers; and managing program data and information. She has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology, both from Boston College.