Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) proudly introduces Heidi Noel as its new Director of Development. Noel brings more than 20 years of sales management experience and five years of non-profit management and governance experience to the organization.

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In the role of Director of Development, Noel will be responsible for leading and expanding Canopy’s development efforts helping individuals, organizations and corporations find mutually beneficial ways to successfully engage in Canopy’s mission to transform the lives of children and families in Mississippi.

Prior to joining Canopy in early June, Noel was the president of the Junior League of Jackson, whose platform promotes services and opportunities for better health, education, welfare, and safety for all children and youth. It is one of the largest League chapters in the Association of Junior Leagues International. She also served on the League’s Board of Directors for four additional years simultaneously working as a sales representative, successfully managing the Louisiana territory for a large gift and paper showroom based in Dallas.

“I loved helping to advocate and bringing about real change for children,” said Noel. “I am tremendously honored to step into a role with an organization whose mission is also to create a positive impact in children’s lives.”

Noel is a native of Jackson and began her collegiate career at the University of Mississippi. She joined the United States Navy as a Personnel Specialist which afforded her the opportunity to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Education at University of Southern Illinois where she specialized in Workforce Education and Development.

Noel and her husband, Mark, are the proud parents of two sons. Noel is a strong voice for social advocacy and volunteerism. She plays an active role in the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School community. She and her family reside in Clinton, Mississippi.


Canopy Children’s Solutions is Mississippi’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational and social service solutions. The organization, founded in 1912, offers a variety of solutions all across the state, including specialized education programs, Autism therapy, intensive psychiatric treatment, outpatient counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, crisis shelters, family preservation programs, therapeutic foster care and adoption. Canopy serves more than 5,000 children each year.

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