Lev Heller

Lev Heller

Business Process Analyst

I am Lev Heller, the Business Process Analyst on the Innovation & Strategy team. I am responsible for evaluating the current state of how CAF America conducts operations, and for supporting the development of structural improvements to our processes.

Prior to joining CAF America, I interned for a year as a lab tech at the National Institutes of Health, studying the molecular basis of a specific genetic immunodeficiency (causing the hypodephosphorylation of STAT1, a transcription factor in B Cells that triggers immune response), and for 8 months in development and impact analysis at Friendship Place, a DC nonprofit offering homeless services. I have also volunteered extensively, with experience at retirement homes, disability care, telephone fundraising, international development, and emergency medicine. I currently serve as a volunteer General Advisor for MedTrack, a Ghanaian charity that is developing an electronic health record system for use in healthcare throughout the country, working with them on strategy, M&E, and product design.

The majority of my volunteer hours, a total of 16 months, were spent serving as an emergency medical technician, splitting my time between several countries across the globe. I was also certified and served as an emergency first responder instructor. All of this hands-on experience has taught me the importance of administrative support for any kind of humanitarian intervention, and I enthusiastically support CAF America’s mission with that in mind. My primary passion in philanthropy is impact assessment, and I am always looking for ways to leverage that to CAF America’s benefit.

When I have the time, I am an avid reader and rock climber. I also enjoy learning the basics of new skills (I can run up walls and pick locks), and playing overcomplicated board games.

I graduated from University of Maryland with a BSc. in Economics, with a focus on statistics and global poverty. I am certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and in Quality Improvement by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).