Lisa Heaton, LCSW
A graduate of Southern Utah University and the University of Utah, Lisa is a licensed therapist with 20 years of experience at House of Hope. Previously she worked in children’s mental health for ten years and specialized in working with children and families, especially in reunification, before becoming the Executive Director of House of Hope. “Since only one woman out of every twenty who seek treatment will qualify for funding or get a slot, I have high expectations for our House of Hope women. I’m fine with being known as the hardest treatment program as long as we also have the reputation for building strong women, healing lives and strengthening families. I believe in being strengths-based treatment and giving people chances, but I also believe in being direct, holding myself, staff and clients accountable, and that the fight to overcome addiction and keep families together requires hard work, constant self-awareness and utilizing every possible internal and external resource.”
Favorite vacation spot: Oregon coast. Favorite Hobby: Reading. Strength: Determination. Weakness I’m Working On: Mt. Dew addiction.
Lori Weaver, ASUDC
A graduate of University of Phoenix in Criminal Justice, Lori is a licensed advanced substance use disorder counselor with over 15 years of experience at House of Hope. Lori also has over 25 years of experience working in the social work and criminal justice field and has specialized worked with women in several treatment centers as a case manager, treatment coordinator, and director before becoming Director of Operations at House of Hope. “I truly believe that change is possible and have had the privilege to see it happen daily. House of Hope is a tough program but we believe in compassion, accountability, and empowering our women to see their true potential as productive citizens in our communities. I also believe that myself and our employees should be part of a team that is accountable, strength-based, solution-focused and open to feedback. Change is possible and we must represent what a healthy human can look like as we support our families through challenging times. Recovery is possible for the entire family.”
About Lori: Love the ocean so any vacation by water is plus for me. I love to spend time with my family and friends and especially my amazing daughter, and of course, my super cute little dogs DJ and Maggie. I am a strong, assertive woman who also needs to continually work on being healthy on the inside and out.
Rourk N. Baird, CMHC
Rourk received his Masters of Mental Health Counseling in 2007 and has been with the House of Hope for over 12 years. Prior to coming on board at the House of Hope, Rourk worked for 2 ½ years as an RA and therapist at New Life Center, an eating disorder clinic. At House of Hope he has been a case manager and therapist and working in both positions helped increase his ability to be a clinical director. “I am amazed at the courage our women have to analyze their lives and make changes that for some would be impossible. House of Hope offers those that want to change the chance to find that courage, change their lives and in turn show others that change is possible. Many of our women will help change entire generations because of the work they do at the House of Hope. I am proud to be a part of the miracles that happen here.”
About Rourk: “Family is everything!” I love spending time with my children and grandchildren and find great joy in watching them grow and develop. I am an advocate for healthy living and enjoy being outdoors hiking and camping and engaging in activities that promote physical health. I believe that in order to live a balanced life you need to pay daily attention to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Ali Martin, CMHC
Ali is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has been practicing as a professional counselor since 2012. She graduated from University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, having also completed the Master’s program for Educational Counseling.
Ali has specialized training in substance use/addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, mindfulness, grief and loss, motivational interviewing, psychodrama and is also a certified interventionist. Ali also specializes in issues that impact the LGBTQ community.
She believes that the keys to living well are to develop a sense of self love and learning to live life authentically. She also believes that trauma work is vital to the healing process. Ali utilizes many therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Relationship Trauma Repair. Ali enjoys traveling, spending time in the mountains, photography and spending time with her three year old daughter.
House of Hope Provo
Lexi received her bachelor’s degrees in American Studies and Spanish from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in political and social minority groups. She has over 7 years experience working with nonprofit organizations in various areas including refugee relocation, food insecurity, education, and family support. Lexi was introduced to the field of substance use disorders treatment while working as a peer support specialist, then later as a case manager. Specializing in grant writing and marketing, she continues her involvement in SUD recovery as part of the Development team at House of Hope. She has a passion for helping people improve their lives through positive communication, strong relationships, and healthy boundaries. She says, “I love that I can make a difference, albeit indirectly, in the lives of the women and children here at House of Hope. Recovery from substance use disorders is so hard, but I am constantly inspired by the dedication and determination of our clients.”
Born in Colorado (though calling Utah her home), Lexi enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, creative art projects, and genealogy in her free time.