NICHQ's Heidi Brooks Honored as One of Boston's Most Impactful Black Women

March 22, 2021

BOSTON – Heidi Brooks, COO of the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ), is being honored as one of Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women in 2021. Hosted by Get Konnected!, the virtual event ceremony on March 23 features special guest Mayor of Boston Kim Janey and is moderated by LaToyia Edwards from NBC10 Boston. Tickets are available here.

Heidi Brooks portraitHeidi Brooks is COO of the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ), overseeing finance, operations, and HR. Brooks began her career living and working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America managing, designing, and auditing programs for INGOs. Her board leadership includes Economic Mobility Pathways and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. She loves globetrotting and outdoor exploration with her family. 

Get Konnected! was founded by Colette Phillips as a social impact venture and works to curate meaningful business and social connections, enrich professional development, facilitate business and career opportunities, and forge positive cross-cultural relationships.

NICHQ is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We are committed to building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage stakeholders to achieve better outcomes for children and their families. During the past 20 years, NICHQ has led more than 80 initiatives and reached millions of children and families. NICHQ’s unique approach to improving children’s health care systems gives more families access to care and coordinated services and helps all children achieve better outcomes. NICHQ is deeply committed to health equity and ensuring all children reach their optimal health. For more information, visit

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