Heidi O’Sheehan brings an impressive military and leadership background as the Director of Service to the Armed Forces for the South Florida Region. She joined the Region in May as the SAF Specialist with a true passion for helping military members, veterans and their families.
Heidi is a retired Army Officer with 21 years of combined service split between active duty and the Ohio and Florida Army National Guards. Her service highlights include attending U.S. Army Airborne School, serving as the officer in charge of the South Area Command Emergency Operations Center immediately following 9/11, performing humanitarian operations in the wake of six major disasters and serving as a Company Commander for a one-year deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Heidi retired from the military in 2005.
In addition to her military career, Heidi served as a City Commissioner in Hollywood, Fla. from 2008-2013. She has also been an active volunteer and Board member with several local community organizations such as the Kiwanis Club, the YMCA, Relay for Life, the Hollywood Hills Civic Association and Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church & School.
Heidi resides in Hollywood with her husband, LTC Edward O’Sheehan, who currently serves in the Florida Army National Guard. They have three grown children; Evan 21, Oona 19 and Isaac 18. Heidi received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.