Robert Vande Merwe, Executive Director
Robert became the Executive Director of IHCA in January 2001. He has an MBA from the University of Utah, a B.S. in Psychology, and a Gerontology Certificate also from the University of Utah. He was an administrator of a skilled nursing facility in Eastern Idaho for four years where he served on the Board of Directors for IHCA. Robert also worked in assisted living for three years.

Dana Leavitt, Director of Member Services
Dana joined IHCA in October 2021. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in International Relations. She’s worked as an Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship program and as a Grant Coordinator for the Department of Health and Welfare’s CNA Caregiver Grant.  She worked in the Home Care Industry for Assisting Hands as a Community Liaison in Boise and in the office in Fruitland.  Before that, Dana worked in the gun industry, owned and managed a Saddle and Tack store with her husband, and worked in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the State Department in Washington DC.  Dana loves the outdoors, spending time with her husband, four kids and dog, and reading. She loves all plants, especially succulents.