worked at Our Hope Association in 2009 and is returning now in a new capacity after spending a number of years at a different residential treatment center where she began as therapist, was promoted to Operations Manager and then Executive Director. Heather holds a Master's degree in counseling from Western Michigan University. Professional credentials include Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, specialized in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, and Trauma Informed Care. Heather says, "I am very passionate about helping individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorders. I want to empower women to holistically heal and support them in person-centered recovery. Our Hope is a wonderful resource for these women." Heather is, "eager and excited to rejoin Our Hope! This is a beautiful program that makes such a powerful difference for individuals, families, and communities!".
Bruce Baker, MD, CMRO, ABAM Attending medical school at Michigan State University and completing residency at Duke University Medical School, Dr. Baker brings with him over 30 years of epxerience as a practicing physician. Drawing from experience in Anesthesiology, Occupational Medicine, and Addiction Medicine throughout West Michigan, he brings a thorough and rich understanding of addiction and methods of treatment. A board certified Addictionologist, he is also certified to treat opioid dependence using Suboxone. A medication passed by the FDA in 2003, Suboxone treatment is at the cutting edge of addiction medicine.
Our Hope is supported by a dedicated group of staff members, including clinicians who are Master's Level Certified alcohol and drug counselors licensed in substance abuse and mental health therapy.