Chief Strategy Officer
Heather is the Chief Strategy Officer for Marimn Health. As such, she is responsible for managing and implementing special projects including construction and development, developing community partnerships, and managing all communications and public relations activities for the medical center and wellness center. She also oversees our Information Technology, Grants, and Purchased and Referred Care Departments as well as the Wellbriety program. Previously, she served as the Strategic Development Director for the organization.
Heather brings nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, communications, and government. Prior to joining the team at Marimn Health, she served as the Public Relations Director and primary spokesperson for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for six years. In addition, Heather managed the Tribe’s philanthropic giving and community partnerships, worked closely on legislative initiatives affecting the Tribe, and facilitated collaborative relationships between the Tribe and local and regional organizations.
Prior to working for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Heather worked with companies and organizations throughout the northwest, assisting them with public affairs, government relations, and communications issues. In addition to her experience in the private sector, Heather has an intimate knowledge of the federal government having worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant and policy adviser within the United States Congress.
Heather holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Idaho and graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is involved in the Coeur d’Alene community and has previously served on the national board of directors for for SheJumps, as well as several local nonprofit boards, including the Ray & Joan Salvation Army Kroc Center, the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, the United Way of North Idaho, and the Kootenai County Young Professionals. She is a graduate of Leadership Coeur d’Alene 2017. Heather was honored to be named as one of the Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year award in 2020 and 2022.
In her spare time, Heather and her husband enjoy the outdoors and can often be found hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, or backpacking with their dog.