Nancy Nordstrom Heiser is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Having received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Education in 1976, she taught art in the Omaha Public Schools, the Kansas City Public Schools, and the Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a practicing artist and a community volunteer. She has served on the board of trustees of Pius X High School, and has been an active member in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, the Lancaster County Medical Alliance, Friends of St.Monica's, and the Hildegard Center for the Arts. She has served as a Capital Campaign Fundraiser for the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and the Park it at Woods Campaign. She is currently serving on the MEDICI Board at the University of Nebraska.