Heidi Linehan grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and graduated from Idaho State University. She is married to Greg Linehan (B.S. Bus, ’68), and both Greg and their son, Thomas, served in the US Marine Corps. Heidi recently retired as executive director of Gritman Medical Center Foundation in Moscow and is an active community member. Prior to that she was appointed to the Idaho Wheat Commission and worked in the offices of Hayden & Ross, CPAs, in Moscow. In 2002 she accepted a position as development officer at the University of Idaho, where she was employed until assuming a position at Gritman. Heidi was the visionary for the establishment of Operation Education, and served as its first development officer. She continues to have strong feelings about the role and purpose of OpEd in providing a means for our wounded veterans to attain a college degree without incurring massive student.