- Regional Business Director for Boston Scientific for the Pacific Northwest
- Diagnosed with stage 1, grade 9 mixed lobular and ductal carcinoma in 2021
Heather is a mission to advocate for all women to preserve access to breast reconstruction moving forward.
She recognizes the need to fight disparities in healthcare for all people, and she is speaking out every single day, writing letters, and making calls to advocate for reversal of this coding change because it’s the right thing to do.
Heather lives on a small cattle ranch in Northern California. She has been married to her husband Rob for 26 years and has three grown children, Jessica, Tanner, and Hunter. Heather is a regional business director for Boston Scientific for the Pacific Northwest.
Code change chaos
Nina Silva and Heather Wilhite detail how changes to insurance codes for DIEP flap reconstruction have dictated their health care choices and upended their lives, as told to LBBC contributing writer Pamela Rafalow Grossman.