ICOM Announces New Appointments to Board of Trustees

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2020.

The new Trustees include:

  • David C. Pate, MD, JD, FACP, FACHE — retired President & CEO of St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho;
  • Rachel Gonzales, DM, RN, RODP — President & CEO of Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho and Chair of the Idaho Hospital Association;
  • Steven Nemerson, MD, MSE, MBA — Chief Clinical Officer of Saint Alphonsus Health System in Boise, Idaho; and
  • Jeff Sollis, MHA — CEO of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

“We are pleased to welcome an outstanding group of individuals to ICOM’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, ICOM President. “These are highly respected leaders in Idaho’s health care landscape, whose combined experience, vision and dedication will be key to advancing the mission of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.”

Dr. Pate, who retired as President and CEO of St. Luke’s in January 2020, will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“Our aspiration for ICOM is that it serves the needs of Idaho and the Mountain West by helping to educate high-quality physicians with an added focus on primary care and medically underserved areas,” said Chet Burrell, Chairman of ICOM’s Board of Trustees. “Our four new Trustees join a dedicated board committed to making this dream a reality.”

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