TREASURE VALLEY — Terry Reilly Health Service’s executive director of almost four years, Tim Brown, will be leaving the organization later this month.
He loves his job, Brown said, but is moving to Los Angeles to care for an ill family member.
His replacement is a familiar face at Terry Reilly — the current Behavioral Health Director Heidi Traylor, who’s been with the organization for about 17 years. She’s been working closely with Brown for the past month and will take over Oct. 19.
“I think Heidi is coming in at just a really exciting time,” Brown said. “With health care reform coming there will be a lot of opportunities for a community health center like Terry Reilly.”
Traylor, a Boise native, will be the organization’s fourth executive director since its founding in 1971. She joined as a counselor and has since moved up in the administration.
“I think one of the nice things is that I’ve been with the organization and been able to see it grow, and so I’m really familiar with who we are, the role we play in the community and the current initiatives that are under way,” Traylor said.
Under Brown’s leadership, Terry Reilly has almost doubled its staff size, opened a new Middleton clinic, built a Boise facility with four times more space than the old one, and was the second organization in Idaho to be nationally recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Plans are also in place for a new Nampa clinic, with construction potentially starting within six months.
“Every day you come to work and there’s a new challenge,” Brown said. “But we have a great team of people at Terry Reilly, and we seem to always find solutions to the challenges, and that’s just sort of exciting to see that progress.”
Terry Reilly has mental, dental and medical clinics throughout the Treasure Valley and is known for providing affordable care for the uninsured or underinsured who qualify for discounts. The neediest uninsured patients may qualify for the Zero Pay Fund, supported by donations, grants and the Bob LeBow Bike Tour fundraiser. Clinic space in Caldwell is used weekly for the Canyon County Community Clinic to care for those who can’t otherwise afford it.
“I love what Terry Reilly does for the community,” Traylor said. “I absolutely love our role, I love our mission.”
“I am going to miss it a lot,” he said. “... I’m excited for Heidi and I know she’ll do a great job.”