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Debbie Critchfield, board member and secretary, Idaho State Board of Education; communications officer, Cassia Schools

Debbie Critchfield, who was born with heart problems, is hailed as having a dedicated and heartfelt mission as a crusader and leader for Idaho K-20 education. “She clearly has a passion for education and has jumped in head first as ...

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Mary York, partner, Holland & Hart LLP in Boise (access required)

Mary York, whose family has been in Idaho for four generations, was also an “Army brat” and spent her Kindergarten through 4th grade education at a German school in Ebersbach, Germany. “I grew up speaking German, thinking in German,” she ...

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Jennifer Wheeler, president, WRG Corporate Services, executive director, Idaho Oral Health Alliance in Boise (access required)

When Jennifer Wheeler was in junior high, she took an evening aerobics class. Her instructor was also an alumni director. She saw a spark in Wheeler and said “’when you get to college, come see me,’” says Wheeler. She did, ...

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Carrie Westergard, executive director, Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (access required)

They’ve been living together for two years, but the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce finally tied the knot in November, merging the two nonprofit organizations. Operationally, the organization will be similar to the ...

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