Our Team

Heather Carson  |  Director
Heather is a Washington State native who spent the last 20 years committed to the well-being of young people.  She joined the Council for Youth Development in 2017 to assist the coalition in designing the community’s first Youth Master Plan. She has a M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum from the University of Washington and an MPA specializing in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University Bloomington. Heather has called Columbus home for five years and enjoys kayaking and international travel with her husband and two active teenage kids.

Yoonji Jung  |  Communications & Community Impact Manager
Yoonji’s early career aspirations, in chronological order: graphic designer, market researcher, English teacher, and social worker. She gets to use most of the foundational skills of the aforementioned jobs in her current role. Since 2019, she puts on different hats on at Council for Youth Development from designing the next marketing collateral to analyzing spreadsheets with youth data. Yoonji has called Columbus home in 2015, where her home has also been across the globe in South Korea and Turkey. She enjoys her weekends hosting friends and play board games.