Emma Hertz

Emma has spent the last ten years in the public and nonprofit sectors serving in a variety of frontline and leadership roles. Her career has focused on building bridges between community partners to create innovative solutions to community challenges.

Prior to joining HealthSpark Foundation, Emma served as the Administrator of the Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development. There, she led the County’s affordable housing and community development programs and the County’s public-private partnership to end homelessness, Your Way Home.

Emma brings a deep commitment to advancing just and fair policy solutions to better serve historically marginalized groups- especially people of color, women, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. While with the Office of Housing and Community Development, Emma led the County’s first racial equity evaluation of Your Way Home’s programs and services. This work has been foundational to her approach to creating better systems of care that truly work for all.

Prior to joining the County’s Office of Housing & Community Development, Emma served as a case manager with the Bucks County Opportunity Council and as a database and grants manager with the Bucks County Office of Housing and Community Development. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University in 2015 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Bates College. In her spare time, Emma can be found hiking the Wissahickon or baking Moana-themed cupcakes with her husband/ soulmate and their two daughters.