Heather Riley, ΦΦ
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE
STRENGTHS: Learner, Responsibility, Intellection, Ideation, Analytical
I am passionate about making the world a better and safer place for animals. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to help those creatures that do not have a voice of their own.
Heather Riley joined the Phi Phi Chapter at Northwest Missouri State University where she served her chapter as membership director and standards committee member. She was invited to join Order of Omega and also participated in several other campus organizations.
Heather graduated with summa cum laude honors with a bachelor’ s degree in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. Following graduation, she was accepted to the graduate chemistry program at Iowa State University, where she earned her master’s degree in inorganic chemistry.
Heather has served the national organization in numerous roles including: Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute facilitator, convention project team member, member of extension presentations, District 9 district meeting coordinator and District 9 education coaching team member. Heather currently serves as a vice president of operations on national council. She is the past president of the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter and also served as secretary, treasurer and convention delegate for that alumnae chapter.
She lives in Kansas City, MO, with her husband and four cats. She is passionate about animal welfare and is a long-time volunteer at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. She enjoys sports and crafting. Professionally, Heather served her country in the Air Guard and is currently director of the Illig Family Foundation.