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
Ally has first hand experience of the damage addiction can do to families and the power it can hold over individuals. Since her own individual recovery, she has been interested in treatment mechanisms and interventions for various mental health issues. She graduated from the University of Utah in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and in Spring 2021 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology. She held a position as a Senior Research Assistant with the Treatment Mechanisms, Community Empowerment, Technology Innovations Lab (T.C.T Lab) at the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah for two years. In this position, Ally gained crucial experience engaging in important research surrounding fear based disorders, specifically focusing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in diverse populations.
Ally’s background and experience has solidified her passion for serving individuals dealing with various mental health issues. She hopes to continue her education and experience in the realm of trauma and addiction and hopes to one day have her own clinical practice.
Ally strives to listen, understand, and serve the women of House of Hope dealing with substance use and mental health struggles & is always getting her dose of outdoor therapy. One of her life goals is to consistently give back to recovery communities around the nation, as she very well believes: “You can’t keep it unless you give it away.”
Kirt Bateman began his career in 1998 at The Clements Group, L.C., a consulting firm where he learned virtually everything he knows about the non-profit sector. Ready to put theory into practice, he accepted the Executive Directorship of Davis Arts Council in Layton, Utah in 2008. During his tenure there, Davis Arts grew from a budget of $300,000 yearly to over $2.5 million—becoming the largest inter-disciplinary arts nonprofit between the Salt Lake City and Idaho borders.
It is Kirt’s personal mission to foster connection that facilitates understanding and empathy which ultimately led him to House of Hope. Kirt knows that to move oneself out of addiction and into authenticity can be the most difficult, yet rewarding, desperate, but powerful thing a person will experience. He stands firm in his belief that the work the people that facilitate this life transition do is ICU-critical. “I hope to be able to use my role as Human Resources Manager to ease some of the stresses and bring a bit of light to this incredible House of House staff. Essentially, I want to offer hope to the House of Hope family.”
Kirt’s own family consists of his husband, Jerry, and his son, Oscar. There are also two mischievous Chihuahua siblings, Gus and Lulu who run amok at his house. Kirt grew up on a dairy farm in West Jordan and he feels fortunate to come from a big, ol’ farmin’ dynasty. In his free time, he enjoys performing on the stage and has been seen in over 30 plays and musicals along the Wasatch Front as well as a commercial or two and a feature film. He also enjoys reading, gaming, documentary films, and making others smile whenever he can.