Chief Executive Officer
Mike Baker has worked with FQHC's since 1998. His career began as an AmeriCorps Member at the Stephen D. Ratcliffe Community Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He found his calling serving others and building cooperative relationships to improve the community they all serve. Mr. Baker joined Dirne Community Health Center, now Heritage Health, in 2009. As CEO, Mike has overseen the dramatic growth of Heritage Health placing it as one of the largest community health centers in Idaho. He has also seen the introduction of several innovative and award-winning programs to address local issues like diabetes, obesity, and depression. His passion for changing the health care system and improving access to care is apparent in all that he does. Mr. Baker has a BA in Psychology from the University of Utah and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Mike has been married to his soul mate Kellie for 15 years. They have three children, Jacob, Cameron, and Samantha. The Baker family is busy with soccer and they love spending their summers on the beautiful lakes here in North Idaho.
Dr. Peter Purrington, MD, MBA, CPE, CHCQM
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Purrington is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Health Care Quality Management. Dr. Purrington also earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Physician Executive through the American Association of Physician Leaders. Dr. Purrington has spent much of his career in hospital medicine and is passionate about safety and quality, especially for patients during transitions of care. Just prior to coming to Heritage Health, in 2008 Dr. Purrington was a Hospital Physician and Physician Advisor at Kootenai Health. Dr. Purrington’s leadership philosophy is based on the core values of Integrity, Selfless-Service, Transparency, and Equity. “The overarching goals that I have tried to achieve throughout my career are to lead organizations to success in navigating the health-care industry with the end state vision of improved health of patients and communities, develop physicians to be the future leaders in healthcare, build teams of diverse healthcare professionals to generate synergy, and to reduce barriers to the provider-patient relationship.” Dr. Purrington is a Colonel in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps. He and his family live in Hayden and enjoy the lake, golf, and many other outdoor activities.
Chief Operating Officer
Eddie Larsen oversees all of Heritage Health’s operations, and he has nearly a decade of experience in healthcare. He works closely with clinic directors and staff to ensure Heritage Health delivers high-quality care to all patients. Eddie also has experience working in information technology for health care organizations. He believes collaboration and teamwork are core principles to follow when pursuing organizational success, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration from William Howard Taft University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from California Coast University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Eddie loves spending time with his family, and he loves the outdoors, hiking and reading. He carried on his family tradition of enlisting into the U.S. Navy and has created lasting friendships from his enlistment.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Hampe has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, management, and commercial banking. Mark began his career in the field of public accounting before transitioning into commercial banking where he helped business owners across all industries be successful from startups to non-profits, to mature companies with national exposure. Mark joined Heritage Heath in 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors. He served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair and was a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. In 2019, Mark took the role of CFO. As CFO, Mark oversees all aspects of the finance and billing department; corporate compliance; revenue cycle management; facilities and purchasing; and the organization’s IT department. 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.
VP of Medical Services
Dr. Rehil-Crest is a graduate of New York Medical College and he is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He has also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Washington. Dr. Rehil-Crest has been practicing medicine in Northern Idaho since 2012 when he moved here after completing his residency training at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. Much of his career has been spent in primary care at Heritage Health where he provides comprehensive care for his patients. He also has a special interest in treating patients struggling with opioid addiction. As Vice President of Medical Services, he oversees the medical providers at Heritage Health and helps to guide processes that improve quality care for our patients. Dr. Rehil-Crest believes the services that Heritage Health provides are vital to the Northern Idaho community. He takes pride in knowing that he works for an organization that will take care of anyone who walks through the door and will bend over backward to make sure that patients can get the medications, treatments, and tests that they need. Dr. Rehil-Crest is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. He and his family live in Athol and enjoy spending time at Farragut State Park, Lake Pend Oreille, and various other outdoor activities.
Tracey Sutton, LCSW, ACSW
VP of Therapy Services
Tracey joins Heritage Health through Family Support Services, where she has been the Clinical Supervisor since 2010. Her experience working with children and families began in 1991 in Sandpoint, Idaho where she was the Executive Director of a small non-profit organization that used experiential and adventure-based counseling to address risky behaviors. Tracey left Sandpoint in 2000 to be closer to the family on the east coast and served as the Director of School Operations for a therapeutic boarding school for troubled adolescents until she entered the Social Work program at Smith. Following graduation, Tracey was a clinical social worker at Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island until 2009, when she returned to North Idaho. Currently, she is the Clinical Supervisor for the behavioral health program for Heritage Health, and a member of the adjunct faculty of Boise State University. Although she supervises the clinical practice of 14-therapists and 9-student interns, Tracey also provides therapy to clients on her caseload. Originally from Long Island, NY, Tracey loves the outdoor recreation that N. Idaho has to offer. Kayaking, hiking, gardening, and biking are her favorite ways to spend free time unless it’s snowing and cross-country skiing becomes the way to enjoy nature with family and friends. Tracey earned her Bachelor’s degree from Lewis-Clark State College on the Coeur d’Alene Campus in 2000 and her Master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work in western Massachusetts in 2004. Tracey was awarded the 2013 LeRoy Spaniol Educator Award for her contributions toward educating and mentoring new leaders in psychiatric rehabilitation.
VP of Community Relations
Pam Houser's primary focus is raising awareness in the community about our programs, providers, and the people we serve while raising funds for patient care and medical equipment. Before taking the position at Heritage Health, she served as the CEO of the Post Falls Chamber for almost a decade. She is a graduate of The U.S. Institute in Organizational Management. Pam currently serves as a Kootenai County Fire Commissioner, she sits on the advisory board to CDA EDC, the Hayden Chamber, and is a member of Rotary International. She has been honored with awards such as Soroptimist Woman of Distinction for Community Service, Small Business of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. She has been married to her husband Rich for 36 years. They have 3 grown children and four grandchildren.
VP of Finance
Bio Coming Soon!
VP of Information Technology
Jake Craner, Vice President of IT at Heritage Health, graduated from the University of Idaho's College of Business in 2009 with a bachelor of science in Information Systems. After graduation, he worked for two years in Pullman, Washington as a Technology Consultant before returning to his hometown of St. Maries, Idaho to start up a new business. Jake built an Internet Service Provider business to bring high-speed internet to businesses and residences in the small, rural towns surrounding St. Maries. In 2014, Jake accepted the position of IT Director for Benewah Community Hospital. After 5 years in St. Maries, Jake sold his Internet Service Provider business and moved with his family to Coeur d'Alene to join the Heritage Health team. Jake and his wife, Alysse, both work in healthcare management and have one daughter, Lily.