“It is only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”     
                                                                                                ~Roy T. Bennett     


Brett Heflin

Capacity Builder 

Brett brings 25 years of career experience and service with public, nonprofit and academic organizations in several industries with experience at all levels of operations and management supporting all phases of growth from start-up to dissolution. As a seasoned nonprofit executive and board member, Brett brings extensive experience with governance, organizational management, board development, community development and relations, nonprofit compliance, and strategic planning.

Most recently, Brett held the role of Managing Director of Vaulted Foundations where he spent a decade working exclusively with organizations in the public, academic, and nonprofit sectors. In this role, Brett supported securing state, federal, and private funds for nonprofits across Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana with a focus on growth and development of mission-aligned programs.

Prior to Brett’s time in the nonprofit sector, he held the roles and responsibilities of classroom teacher, Board Member, Assistant Principal, Principal, Superintendent, Executive Director, Board President, Consultant, Pastor, Volunteer, and Donor. From the classroom to the board room and into executive leadership, Brett brings extensive independent experience as a trainer, coach, writer, researcher, director, and manager to support staff at all levels of growth.

Brett is also a founding board member serving as President-elect of Community United, a Michigan-based 501c3 start-up with a mission to connect community resources, increase opportunities for underserved and at-risk populations, and make a difference with lasting impact through entrepreneurial and outreach initiatives.
Brett holds a B.S. in Education and Social Science from Miami University, a Masters in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and extensive university course work in Academic Leadership and Public Relations.

Brett lives in the Ann Arbor, MI area with his wife, Angela, and their four children.

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