Job Heintz, Chief Executive Officer of the Himalayan Cataract Project, is responsible for the implementation and coordination of strategies that meet programmatic and organizational needs of the organization. Heintz provides leadership in technical direction, programs, finances, communications, legal and policy initiatives of HCP. He works closely with the Board of Directors, Staff, government agencies, partner organizations and HCP supporters in carrying out his responsibilities.
Heintz was instrumental in securing financing from a diverse array of sources and overseeing all aspects of development for the multi-million dollar Tilganga Eye Center expansion in Nepal. His responsiveness and rapport with USAID-ASHA principals has led to numerous opportunities to further HCP’s initiatives, including development of an eye care center in Kumasi, Ghana, and participation in the USAID Child Blindness project.
Heintz earned his J.D. and Master of Studies in Law (Cum Laude) at Vermont Law School, and a BA from the University of New Hampshire. He has over fourteen years of public interest legal and international development experience.
In 1994, Heinz co-founded Pro Public, Nepal’s first public interest environmental law firm. He worked previously as associate director of the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center and was an attorney and program director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council. He is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, the Environmental Law Alliance-Worldwide and is a former mountaineering instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (100 weeks in the field). Heintz’s work has taken him to Asia, Africa, and South America.