Heather Tomko

Outreach Coordinator


Heather Tomko is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Center on Family Support. She serves as the connection between the research and the larger family caregiving community, and is responsible for the webinars hosted by NCFS.

Heather is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, where she received her Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management.

As a woman with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a neuromuscular disease, Heather is passionate about disability advocacy and access. She serves on the Board of Directors of CLASS, a local disability resources organization, The Andy Warhol Museum, and AT&T’s Advisory Panel on Access and Aging.

Tomko was the winner of the 2018 Dick Thornburgh Disability Service Award, which is awarded to a student at the University of Pittsburgh who has made a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. She also received the 2019 ACHIEVA Awards of Excellence for Community Awareness and was Ms. Wheelchair USA 2018.