Board of Directors

Heritage Health Board of Directors

Dr. Jana Hull, DC

Jana is married with 3 children and chose a profession as a Doctor of Chiropractic after serving as a medic in the US Army. She serves on the Board because both health and community are core values of hers. She has volunteered to support Heritage Health in the past as an Ambassador, helping organize Muddy Miles, and continues to increase the value of her investment in our community’s health.

Brinnon Mandel

Vice President
Bio coming soon

Chief Christopher Way, Kootenai Co. EMS

Chief Christopher Way was appointed the Chief Officer of the Kootenai County EMS System in North Idaho on September of 2013. Prior to his current position, he served as an EMS Chief for a county in Southeast Kansas. Chief Way attended Labette and Coffeyville Community Colleges for his EMS certifications and holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Business Management from Mid America Nazarene University.

Mark Hampe

Mark Hampe started serving on the board in 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in Management and Business Banking and also specializes in Community Development and working with non-profits. There is an expanding and critical void that exists in the current healthcare system, and Mark believes that Heritage Health's mission will help cure that void and offer a better system for delivering healthcare to all that need it. Mark graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Accounting. He is married to his wife Nancy and has a grown daughter named Hailey. Mark enjoys spending time with family, friends, and golfing.

Michael Schmidt

Board Member
Mr. Schmidt attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and while attending, he worked graveyard in the Emergency Room at McKay Dee Hospital, which is where he noticed a big disconnect and numerous inefficiencies in delivering healthcare to those in need. Mr. Schmidt graduated from Weber State with a degree in commercial German & Business Administration. After undergrad, he attended law school at the University of Idaho School of Law, graduating in 2003. Since graduation, he has worked at the law firm of Lukins & Annis, P.S., where he practices business, real estate, and commercial law, with an emphasis in commercial litigation and transactions. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, climbing, mountaineering, snowboarding, fly fishing, martial arts, reading, and being a dad. He chose to work for Heritage because he believes that giving back to the community and volunteer work is an important civic duty, and the work that Heritage Health was providing to his community was invaluable and something that he wanted to be a part of.

Linda Johann

Board Member
Linda lives on the Rathdrum Prairie, north of Post Falls, where her and her husband farm. She raised two daughters and now is blessed with five grandchildren. Linda has a 30-year career in public health laboratories; currently Microbiologist/Supervisor for a premier mining & environmental laboratory based in Kellogg, ID. She advocates for mental health and counseling services for adults and children. Her goal is to help fill the enormous need for mental health services; mental health is part of physical health.

Donna Austin

Board Member
Donna has been married for 55 years, she has 3 children, 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She has done secretary work all her working life. She was the bookkeeper for Jim Griffitts, at the Hayden Lake Golf Course Pro Shop. Donna now works at home for their part-time business. She is a Genealogist and is on a Church Mission from her home, answering emails from all over the world, (English Language) and has done that for 6 + years. She serves on the Board because Ginger Seaman asked her years ago if she would be interested in being on the board. Donna, of course, said yes… she just wants to give back to Heritage Health for what they have done for her.

Ann Dare

Board Member
Ann Dare became involved with Heritage Health in October 2013 as a volunteer in the Dental and Administration offices and joined the board of directors in August 2015. Ann has over twenty years experience working in the non-profit field; she retired in 2008 from United Way of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri. Ann is a member and current board member of the Cancer and Community Charities (3Cs) and a member of the Blazen Divaz performance group. She and her husband John and their three cats moved from Springfield, Missouri to Coeur d’Alene in 2013 to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren. Ann is dedicated to the mission of Heritage Health and believes that everyone is entitled to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay.

Ron Beecher

Board Member
Ron came to serve on the Heritage Health board in May of 2016. He has over 30 years experience in Social Servies and 25 years in Real Estate with an active broker license. Now retired, Ron wanted to give back to the community and is actively participating on several boards. He felt his background in social services (Mental Health, SUD, Medicaid) and as a retired Regional Director for Idaho Health and Welfare could be of benefit to the Heritage Health organization.

Pam Thompson, LCSW

Board Member
Pam Thompson has been a Director of 8 departments at Kootenai Health for 33 years. She has been a professor for Boise State, Eastern Washington, and Walla Walla Universities for 31 years teaching graduate school. Pam is currently semi-retired working at Advanced Healthcare of CDA and Northwest Specialty Hospital part-time. Pam has served as the President of the National Society of Healthcare Social Workers and on the national board twice. She was named Social Work Leader of the Year for 3 counties in 2008. Pam loves public speaking because she can reach more people with messages than counseling one-on-one. She does seminars on stress, laughter, empowerment, difficult personalities, etc. In her spare time, Pam loves fly fishing, traveling, cooking, and is a master gardener on her lavender farm.

Ryan W. Bones, DC

Board Member
Originally from South Dakota, Dr. Ryan Bones graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Biological Sciences before receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX. He specializes in neurologically based chiropractic corrective care for everyone from pregnant moms and newborns to teens and adults. Dr. Ryan’s biggest calling in life is spreading the message of true health. He recently gave a TEDx talk at Southern Methodist University entitled “Dr. YOU: Understanding Your Very Own Superpower”, and is excited to bring that message to the community of Coeur d’Alene.