Leadership & Board of Directors

IHDE is pleased to have a supportive, engaged Board of Directors made up of representative of IHDE-participating organizations and consultants from local organizations.

The Board meets monthly and consists of no fewer than five or more than fifteen voting members. Membership is determined through election during IHDE’s Annual Board Meeting, which takes place during the second quarter of each year.

Executive Commitee

  • Patricia “Patt” Richesin 
    MBA, FACMPE, Chair and President -Kootenai Care Network
  • Dick Armstrong
    Vice Chair- Former Director at Idaho Department of Health and Welfare 
  • James Yee
    Treasurer – Eide Bailly

Board Members

  • Lance Hatfield
    CIO – Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Kane Francetich
    CIO – Gritman Medical Center
  • Michael Ide
    Director of Health IT – Idaho Primary Care Association
  • Joseph Higgins
    VP Informatics and Analytics – Portneuf Medical Center
  • Brian Baldwin
    CFO – Terry Reilly Health Services
  • Reid Stephan 
    MBA – Interim CIO of St. Luke’s Health System
  • Michael Malone
    MSHI, BSN, RN – VP and Chief Health Informatics Officer of Saint Alphonsus Health System
  • Allison Bastian
    MD – Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Anthony Vitulli 
    VP and Relationship Manager – KeyBank
  • John Heintz
    Regence Blue Shield

IHDE Executive Leadership

Hans Kastensmith, Executive Director

Phone: (208) 803-0030

Craig Jones, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Phone: (208) 803-0030

Prudence Vincent, BSN, RN, Director of Customer Operations and Engagement

Phone: (208) 803-0030

Jesse Meldru, Director of Finance & Operations

Phone: (208) 803-0030