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Betsy Heightman, Chief Development and Government Affairs Officer

Betsy Heightman

Chief Development and Government Affairs Officer


Betsy Heightman joined the VCC team in 1995 because she wanted to be part of creating a healthy community for all. Ms. Heightman has over thirty years of experience as a Paralegal, Administrative Director and Development Director. In 2014 she was a graduate of the “Leadership North County” program at CSUSM, which focuses on developing leaders who will serve as catalysts in building a stronger region. In her tenure with VCC, she has run a successful Capital Campaign that exceeded its fundraising goal, implemented our first Gala, which also exceeded its fundraising goal, and established an organization-wide Endowment Campaign.

As our Chief Development Officer, Ms. Heightman is responsible for the design and implementation of comprehensive fundraising for our regional, twelve-site nonprofit. She also develops and implements strategic approaches for our annual fund solicitation, major gift acquisition and renewal, and corporate and foundation relations. Ms. Heightman is committed to helping VCC grow its valuable services and programs through the donations made by philanthropic individuals and businesses.

What does “Choose Health” Mean to You?
“Having the ability to be proactive in creating a healthy lifestyle for all.”

Achievements & Affiliations
  • Board Member - Vista Chamber of Commerce

  • Graduate, Leadership North County, 2014
  • Certificate in Fund Raising Management, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, 2007
  • Paralegal Certificate, Penn State University, 1981