Lisa Heaton, LCSW
A graduate of Southern Utah University and the University of Utah, Lisa is a licensed therapist with 18 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 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.”
Personal: 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 12 years of experience at House of Hope. Lori also has over 22 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 to 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.”
Personal: 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 10 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 that 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.
Personal: “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.
Kate Felt, MFT
Kate received her education at Weber State University, Pacific Lutheran University, and life. She has been working to help women find their inner strengths for nearly ten years. Long before she knew she was going to be a therapist, she worked as a support staff in residential treatment centers with teenage girls for almost five years. She became educated in the process of change and became encouraged by the fantastic growth she was able to observe through those years. Kate went away to grad school where she became comfortable working with children and focusing on parent-child therapy. She could see the powerful affects that a healthy attachment to a child’s parent could have on the rest of their life. She has always been interested in attachment and trauma as the powerful influence on the way that each of us experiences the world around us. Kate is passionate about building healthy relationships and creating a system where clients, employees and she can flourish as they all try to become the best that they can be. She believes this is obtained by working to have healthy relationships and having a strong culture of accountability and accepting responsibility. She wants each client and employee at House of Hope to leave feeling like they have become a better human being.
Personal: Favorite vacation spot: Lava Hot Springs ID, Favorite Hobby: Hiking and Singing, Strength: Optimistic