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Ohio History Connection

Board of Trustees

Ohio Health, Patient Family Advisory Committee

Past Member

Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB)

Past Member

Eastmoor Civic Association & Blockwatch


Bexley United Methodist Preschool

Past Board Member



Heidi Mitchell Samuel is the business manager of Capitol Integrity Group. A former special assistant to the Chief of Staff to Ohio George V. Voinovich and former executive assistant to the Ohio Department of Transportation Chief of Staff, Heidi has more than two and a half decades of project and issues management experience working within and across the public, non-profit and private sectors, primarily in healthcare, workers’ compensation, transportation and energy.


Heidi was appointed to the Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees by Governor Mike DeWine in 2021. Heidi previously served on the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board appointed by then-Governor John Kasich and recently served two terms on the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) for OhioHealth.


Heidi has been an active leader of urban redevelopment and neighborhood issues advocacy within the City of Columbus, serving as past president of the Eastmoor Civic Association & Blockwatch and former chair of the ECA&B Economic Development Committee. In 2007, Heidi ran for Columbus City Council in the nation’s 14th largest city. Although an unsuccessful bid, Heidi obtained significant recognition and key endorsements, successfully conveying messages of neighborhood and urban core preservation that resonated with the public and drove the agenda.


Growing up in a military family that also served in a diplomatic capacity, Heidi spent her formative years in Taichung, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kobe, Japan and Beijing, China where she worked at the International school serving the diplomatic and international business communities. Heidi has a degree in history from The Ohio State University. Heidi lives on the east side of Columbus with her husband, Jim. They have a daughter in nursing school and a son in high school.

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