Heidi has dedicated herself and her professional career to helping children. After graduating from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, she was a teacher, mentor, coach and school administrator in Memphis, TN. Along their family’s NBA Journey from Memphis, through Houston and on to Miami, Heidi focused her work in education and volunteer positions with youth-focused organizations, which inspired her to create a platform to help further the education of at-risk students.
Heidi focused her work in education and volunteer positions with youth-focused organizations, which inspired her to create a platform to help further the education of at-risk students
As Co-Chairman of the Take Charge Foundation, Heidi has been an integral part of the fundraising process, developing Battioke into the much-loved event it is today. She is also closely engaged in the selection of scholarship recipients and finding new ways to support the Take Charge Scholars, including creating the Scholars Retreat.
Heidi balances her work for the foundation with raising her son, Zeke, and daughter, Eloise, volunteering throughout Miami, practicing yoga and rekindling her childhood love of horseback riding.
Getting to know Heidi
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE COURSES?
Public Speaking and my senior project which focused on modern racism in the media.
BEST LIVE SPORTING EVENT YOU’VE ATTENDED?
2013 NBA Finals Game 7… Some cute guy on the Heat hit a bunch of 3’s that night…
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
If you could only ever listen to 3 albums again, what would they be??
Al Green’s greatest hits, Coldplay Viva La Vida, Jack Johnson In Between Dreams
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANYONE TO BE YOUR MENTOR, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT BEING A KID?
WHAT IS THE LAST BOOK OR MOVIE THAT MADE YOUR CRY?
The Last Dinosaur. I was watching in the theater and looked over at my 7 year old son who was tearing up during an emotional scene and seeing him being moved made me cry. Moms are such saps.