Heather A. McCarthy

Heather A. McCarthy

Professional Experience

Heather A. McCarthy, Esq., 363 S. Lake Street, Gary IN 46403
Private Attorney, 2019-present

Anthony DeBonis Jr. & Associates, 214 Main Street Hobart, In 46342
Private Attorney, 2009-2019

  • Private law and consulting practice with focus areas in nonprofit, estate planning, civil, criminal, bankruptcy and municipal law
  • Memberships include Calumet American Inns of Court, Barrister, and Indiana Bar Association

Consulting Services

Consulting services for oversight of state and federal grant and contractual provisions. Areas of focus include organizational capacity, resource development, nonprofit tax strategies, and identification of resources to support organizational priorities including fundraising strategies.

  • Current focus areas include:
  • Veteran housing initiatives
  • Problem solving courts including drug court, veterans’ court, and re-entry court Integrated health services to provide behavioral and primary health care for the homeless

Education and Credentials

B.A.  English, Purdue University 1995

M.A.  English, Purdue University 1999

M.P.A. Public Administration, Indiana University Northwest 2004

J.D.,  Valparaiso University School of Law 2007


Clerk – Judge Vasquez, Lake County Superior Court, Criminal Division

Awards / Recognition

  • 2012 Indiana BusINness Magazine- Top Sixteen Professionals to Watch
  • 2007 Valparaiso University School of Law Course Honors Business Corporations
  • 2005 Recipient of the Purdue Alumni Committed to Excellence Award (ACE Award)

Current Board Affiliations

  • Board Chairwoman- Methodist Hospital Foundation
  • Board Member- Methodist Hospitals

Prior State Executive Board Appointments

  • Governor Appointed Board Member - Indiana Strategic Prevention Planning Advisory Council (SPF-SIG)
  • Governor Appointed Advisory Board Member- Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
  • Executive Board Member - Indiana Association of Prevention Professionals

Prior Local Board Affiliations

  • Executive Board Member- South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony
  • Trustee- Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Executive Board Member – Lake County Drug Free Alliance
  • Executive Board Member– Gary Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, Lake County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition