Our Board

Heritage Health

Board Members



Dr. Jana Hull, DC


I am married with 3 children. I chose a profession as a Doctor of Chiropractic after serving as a medic in the US Army. I serve on the Board because both health and community are core values of mine. I have volunteered to support Heritage Health in the past as an Ambassador, helping organize Muddy Miles, and continue to increase the value of my investment in our community’s health.



Brinnon Mandel

Vice President

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Mark Hampe


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Michael Schmidt Final

Michael Schmidt


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Linda Johann


I live on the Rathdrum Prairie, north of Post Falls; we farm. I raised two daughters and now am blessed with five grandchildren. I have a 30-year career in public health laboratories; currently Microbiologist/Supervisor for a premier mining & environmental laboratory based in Kellogg, ID. I advocate for mental health and counseling services for adults and children. My goal is to help fill the enormous need for mental health services; mental health is part of physical health.



Lora Whalen

I am married to my husband Pat and have 2 children: Angie who is in her first year with Teach for America in San Antonio and Nathan a Junior at the University of Idaho.  I am the Director of Panhandle Health District. Heritage provides access to medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients regardless of income or insurance status. Access to these services is a critical component to a healthy community. The care and assistance provided to those in need.



Donna Austin

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



Ann Dare


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Bob Driscoll


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Dennis Johnson


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Robert (Tex) Ritchie


I have dealt with Heritage Health since early in 2005. I received and continue to receive the very best health care from a “team” of health care professionals, from the doctors to the M.A.s, to the record keepers, to the phone operators to the line staff to the check in people at the front desk. They maintain an attitude of friendly, caring, respectful and professional service to each patient. Heritage is truly a “medical home” to me and thousands more here in Kootenai County. It’s not just a hi and bye. These people really care about the patients. I enjoy seeing the people who make up the Heritage Health staff. Even those who I seldom deal with are just the greatest people. I am always made to feel welcome.



Pam Thompson, RN


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Dr. Ryan W. Bones, DC

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.



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.