Bill Whitacre, president and chief executive officer of the J.R. Simplot Co., is a member of St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors, currently serving as chair.
Mr. Whitacre joined Simplot in March 2000 as president of the Turf & Horticulture Group, and then became president of the AgriBusiness Group in 2002. He was appointed president and CEO of the company in 2009. Previously, he was president and CEO of Research Seeds, a Land O’Lakes subsidiary.
Mr. Whitacre has served as a board member of The Fertilizer Institute, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Nutrients for Life Foundation, Farm Foundation and Heartland Regional Medical Center. He is a past president of the American Seed Trade Association, Western Seed Association and North American Seed Institute.
A passionate supporter of non-profit organizations, Mr. Whitacre rode in the Dakar Rally as a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Brigette Bilyeu is an attorney and Special Master for Idaho’s water court. She is a member of the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors. Brigette served on the Governance Committee for many years, and is currently the chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Since 1993, Bilyeu has been a Special Master in the Snake River Basin Adjudication, and the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication. Previously, she was a litigator with the Boise law firm of Elam, Burke & Boyd.
She received her juris doctorate degree from the University of Idaho, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University. She remains a fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots.
A member of the Idaho Bar Association, Bilyeu participates in the water law section. She served on the court steering committee that worked on revising the water statutes passed by the Idaho Legislature. Bilyeu has presided over hearings in the Big Lost River, the Big Wood River, and in northern Idaho.
Brigette has two sons, Sterling and Winston Duggan. She has enjoyed following their adventures in basketball and baseball. She took up photography to capture great memories of her sons at Twin Falls High School. She is passionate about photography, and is a member of the Magic Valley Camera Club.
Tom Corrick, CEO for Boise Cascade Co., is a member of the St. Luke’s System board of directors.
Corrick has been with Boise Cascade since 1980, and was named CEO in 2015, leading one of the largest producers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America. During his more than three decades with the company, he has served as senior vice president of Wood Products Manufacturing, senior vice president of Engineered Wood Products and has held various management and financial positions within the company, including in treasury and planning.
A member of the Treasure Valley YMCA board of directors, Corrick is past chairman for the American Wood Council (AWC). He and his wife, Laurie, have two daughters. In their free time, the Corrick family enjoys spending time hiking, traveling and watching the performing arts.
Corrick received his bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Texas Christian University.
Lucie Ann DiMaggio, an internal medicine physician in Twin Falls, is a member of the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., DiMaggio earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Rochester and a medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
She completed her internship and residents at SUNY Buffalo and combined hospital university training at Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center.
A former clinical assistant professor in the department of medicine at SUNY Buffalo, DiMaggio has worked as a medical consultant for the United Cerebral Palsy Association and Ecology and Environment, Inc.
DiMaggio has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians and Royal Geographical Society. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Wilderness Medical Society, American Society of Internal Medicine, Society for Obstetric Medicine, and the Idaho Medical Association.
Her volunteer activities include service on the board of Planned Parenthood of Buffalo and Medical Media Associates. She was a co-creator of WomenStories, a video series for breast cancer patients.
D. Mark Durcan, a long-time Boise business leader, is a member of the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors.
After a 32-year career at Micron Technology, Durcan retired as CEO in 2017.
Durcan rose from his first role as a process integration engineer to chief technical officer, president and, ultimately, CEO in 2012. Under his leadership, the company delivered innovations that helped make Micron one of the top memory manufacturers in the world.
Durcan is a key technical decision-maker in bringing Micron’s next-generation technologies to market. He has expanded Micron’s global presence and enhanced its capabilities through numerous strategic acquisitions, including Elpida, Inotera Memories Inc., Rexchip and Intel's interest in IMFS.
Durcan was a former member of the the Semiconductor Industry Association Board, the Technology CEO Council, and former chairman of the Micron Technology Foundation Inc., which was formed to advance science, technology, engineering and math education, and support civic and charitable institutions in the communities where Micron has facilities. He also serves on the board of directors for AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). In 2017, he was presented the Semiconductor Industry Associations Noyce Award, the industry's top honor.
Durcan earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University.
Lisa Grow is senior vice president of operations for Idaho Power.
Grow began her career at Idaho Power in 1987 and worked in numerous engineering positions before shifting into her current role. She previously served as vice president of delivery, engineering and operations and senior vice president of power supply.
Grow earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in business administration from Boise State University.
She is involved with industry groups including the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Northwest Power Pool, National Hydro Association and Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee.
Grow is a member of the University of Idaho foundation board and the board of the Idaho Chapter of the American Heart Association, and is a Hope Society Member of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA).
Alan Horner, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank in Twin Falls, is a member of the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors.
Horner was raised in Boise and attended Weber State before earning a degree in marketing from Boise State University.
He started his banking career at the First National Bank of Oregon, before returning to Idaho for a position with Twin Falls Bank and Trust. Horner joined First Federal Savings Bank in 1992.
Horner has been deeply involved in the banking industry and is a former chair of the board of the Idaho Bankers Association, while serving in several positions with the American Bankers Association and the Idaho Independent Bankers Association. He has served on the Comptroller of the Currency Mutual Advisory Council and currently is a member of the 12th District Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.
Actively involved in the community, Horner has served on the boards of the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, MSTI Magic Valley, Business Plus, College of Southern Idaho Foundation, Southern Idaho Economic Development Council, Region IV Economic Development, Twin Falls Business Improvement District, Twin Falls Urban Renewal District, and the United Way. He has chaired several of these groups.
Alan and his wife, Lorinda, have five children and six grandchildren. He and his wife support many youth groups and community improvement endeavors.
Allan Korn, MD is an internal medicine physician and nationally known expert in managed care initiatives. As a principal with Illinois-based Carriage Way Associates, Dr. Korn has provided consulting services in patient safety and healthcare affordability.
For nearly 16 years, he was the senior vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of Illinois, where he managed processes for improving the relationships between physicians and insurance providers. Previously, he was senior vice president of Premier Health Alliance, principal with the William Mercer Co. and vice president of Healthcare Compare Corp.
Dr. Korn practiced as an internist in medical oncology at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana, and served as chairman of the Department of Medicine.
He completed his internal medicine training at the Mayo Graduate School and his residency at Northwestern Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and earned a medical degree at Tufts University.
McCall business owner Dan Krahn serves on the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors. Krahn is president of Krahn’s Home Furnishings, a three-generation family-owned and operated furniture store in downtown McCall.
A resident of McCall for more than three decades, Krahn is a founder and board member of Idaho First Bank. He is active in local community and charitable activities, including the McCall Rotary Club.
Krahn graduated in 1978 from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Bob Lokken is a serial entrepreneur and technologist. He has spent a career in the world of data and analytics, and is passionate about advances in healthcare and education. He serves on the boards of several organizations in healthcare, education and technology development. He is a member of St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors, currently serving as chair of the Governance Committee. He also serves as chairman of Idaho Business for Education, a non-profit, cross-industry group of executives committed to the evolution and improvement of public education.
Mr. Lokken founded and served as CEO of WhiteCloud Analytics, a company focused on evolving the use of analytics to further healthcare performance management. In 2017, WhiteCloud was acquired by Relias, the healthcare education division of Bertelsmann SE where Mr. Lokken continues to work on improving healthcare outcomes.
Prior to founding WhiteCloud, Mr. Lokken was a founder and the CEO of ProClarity Corp., winner of over 40 industry awards for analytic and performance management technologies. Mr. Lokken authored several of the key patents behind the company’s market-leading technology, and led the company from its founding until May 2006, when ProClarity was acquired by Microsoft Corporation. After acquisition, Mr. Lokken joined Microsoft and led the Business Intelligence Product Management Group, driving the development of product and commercial strategies for the Microsoft BI products.
Mr. Lokken is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences on the use of analytics to drive business results. Additionally, Mr. Lokken has extensive experience in healthcare systems and analytic strategies adopted by healthcare organizations to more effectively use their exploding data assets. Mr. Lokken has consulted with numerous organizations around the world and has helped cross-pollinate analytics best practices across industries to spur innovation. In 2012, Mr. Lokken was inducted into the Idaho Technology Hall of Fame for his pioneering work in analytics and advancement of innovation in his home state.
Mr. Lokken holds a degree in Computer Science from Montana State University and has studied Operations Research and Business Administration at two different universities.
Jon Miller, a long-time Boise business leader, is a member of the St. Luke’s Health System board of directors.
After a 29-year career at Boise Cascade Corp., Miller retired as president and CEO in 1990. He has served on numerous industry boards, including Idaho Power Co., Specialty Paperboard Corp., Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., and Intermountain Gas Co.
A recipient of the top management award from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Boise, Miller was named Idaho Business Leader of the Year by the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity at Idaho State University.
His community activities include board positions with the Graphic Arts Center, Bronco Athletic Association, Boise State University College of Business advisory council, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of Grant High School in Portland, Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in business administration from Stanford University. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Arthur F. (Skip) Oppenheimer, chairman and chief executive officer of Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., is a member of St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors.
Mr. Oppenheimer has held numerous positions of leadership in organizations, with emphasis on healthcare, education, children and families, and economic development. He is the immediate past chair of the St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors and was its first chair. He also serves on the UW Medicine Board of Directors and chairs the Strategy Committee. He is serving a three-year term as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Salt Lake City Branch.
Mr. Oppenheimer is the founding chair of the Idaho Business for Education. He was co-chair of the campaign that led to the formation of the College of Western Idaho and served as a commissioner on the Northwest Accreditation Commission on Colleges and Universities from 1993–2002. He serves on the Special Advisors Board to the President of the University of Idaho. Currently, he is serving on the BSA National Board of Directors and National Executive Committee and is vice president of HR.
Mr. Oppenheimer is a former chair of the Idaho Governor’s Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and chaired the Governor’s Coordinating Council for Families and Children. He also has served as president of Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, two terms as chair of the Boise Public Library Board, chair of the Board Warm Springs Center Children’s Home Society and state chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mr. Oppenheimer chaired the Idaho Governor’s Behavioral Health Transformational Workgroup.
Mr. Oppenheimer was the chairman of the Greater Boise Area Chamber of Commerce Board. As chair, he helped form the Leadership Conference which brings public policy and private sector leaders together to look at major issues of interest to the region. He serves on the board of directors for Clear Springs Foods. He has served on the board of directors of College of Idaho.
Mr. Oppenheimer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the First Annual St. Luke’s Legacy Award recipient, along with Ed Dahlberg in 2016, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award recipient (2015), Idaho Voices for Children’s Champion Award (2014), The Ralph J. Comstock Jr., Light of Philanthropy Award by St. Luke’s Foundation in 2010, the 2009 Idaho Hospital Association Trustee of the Year; the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children Stick Your Neck Out For Idaho’s Children Award with Esther Oppenheimer; Entrepreneur of the Year - Northwest Finalist; the University of Idaho Silver and Gold Award for professional achievement; Outstanding Young Man of the Year for the State of Idaho; and the Silver Buffalo, Silver Antelope Awards for the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Idaho.
A graduate of Harvard University with a master’s in business administration, Mr. Oppenheimer earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Idaho and a degree Elementaire and Certificat de Langue Francaise – Niveau Elementaire from the Sorbonne, University of Paris, France.
He holds C-650 PIC Jet Pilots Type Rating, a Commercial Pilot’s License and Instrument Rating, is certified Advanced Open Water Diver and certified in Cruising and Bareboat Charter.
David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., is president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System.
Dr. Pate received his bachelor of arts degree from Rice University, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and his law degree cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. He completed his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Pate joined St. Luke’s Health System, based in Boise, Idaho, in 2009 following executive positions in Houston. St. Luke’s comprises eight hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital and network of outpatient rehab clinics, a nationally recognized cancer center, and more than 100 clinics throughout southern Idaho and into eastern Oregon.
Dr. Pate is leading St. Luke’s transformation into an integrated delivery system that includes service partnerships and relationships with other healthcare organizations in the region while ensuring the financial foundation that supports the visionary development of St. Luke’s Health System. In 2013, St. Luke’s became the first health system in Idaho to establish a federally recognized Accountable Care Organization. Truven Health Analytics has named St. Luke’s one of America’s top 15 health systems for four consecutive years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have awarded St. Luke’s Boise and St. Luke’s Meridian the only full five-star rating in Idaho and St. Luke’s is routinely recognized as an emerging health system of note as the transformation of health care in America continues.
Dr. Pate and St. Luke’s are committed to developing accountable care in the region and becoming a national leader in health care as the organization demonstrates the ability to deliver the highest possible quality, in the safest manner, achieving the best possible outcomes, at the lowest possible cost.
He is an author, teacher, lecturer, community volunteer, and active member of community and professional boards and committees. He is a popular and engaging speaker and prolific blogger, chronicling St. Luke’s transformation at Dr. Pate’s Prescription for Change. The father of two adult daughters, Dr. Pate lives in Boise with his wife, Lynette.
Richard “Rich” Raimondi, an Idaho business and education leader, is a member of St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors, currently serving as chair of the External Relations Committee.
Since 2010, Mr. Raimondi has served as president of Bishop Kelly High School, a Catholic school in Boise.
Previously he worked for nearly 30 years for Hewlett-Packard. During his HP career, Mr. Raimondi held positions in finance, marketing and general management in Boise, the Bay Area and Barcelona, Spain. He retired in November 2008 after 16 years as a Vice President/Senior Vice President in several businesses inside HP.
A native of California, Mr. Raimondi earned a bachelors’ degree in history from Stanford and an MBA in finance from the University of Oregon.
He has served on numerous boards in the Boise area and is currently serving on the boards of the Treasure Valley YMCA, the Idaho Technology Council, the Trey McIntyre Project, and as chair of the Treasure Valley Education Partnership (TVEP).
Andrew Scoggin is the executive vice president of human resources, labor relations, public affairs and government relations for Albertsons Companies Inc.
Scoggin practiced law with a San Francisco Bay Area law firm before joining Albertsons in 1993. He has served Albertsons as senior vice president, human resources, labor relations and public relations, vice president of labor relations and vice president of human resources and labor relations.
He has a strong background in human resources, labor negotiations, Taft-Hartley fund administration, administrative agency interaction, union contract administration and related matters.
Scoggin received his law degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School of Law.
He has served on boards of trustees on a number of Taft-Hartley trust funds over the past decade and has testified before Congress on pension reform. He has been a director of Idaho First Bank since July 2015.
Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank, is a member of St. Luke’s Health System board of directors.
Members of the board provide guidance for St. Luke’s policy, development and service enhancement, and determination of how health system revenues will be reinvested back into local healthcare services, facilities and equipment.
Vauk brings expertise in nonprofit management, strategic planning, organizational development and performance management to the St. Luke’s board. Perhaps most importantly, as St. Luke’s increases its efforts to improve the health of our community, Vauk will bring much-needed expertise in the areas of food insecurity, poverty and other social determinants of health.
As president and CEO of The Foodbank since 2009, Vauk has been focused on furthering the organization’s mission to feed, educate and advocate for those who face hunger. The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho.
Vauk previously served as development director at Boise State University, financial representative at Northwestern Mutual Financial Services, consultant at HumanAge, Micron Technology director of organization and workforce development, and executive director of the Micron Technology Foundation.
Vauk earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction at Boise State University. She has served on the Your Health Idaho board of directors, St. Luke’s Community Strategic Initiatives Committee, Saint Alphonsus Community Advisory Group and the Idaho Healthcare Coalition.
She has received numerous honors, including the Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year Award, Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award and a University of Utah outstanding service award. Vauk has also served on boards for Feeding America, a network of food banks leading the fight against hunger in communities nationwide. Most recently, the White House named Vauk a “Champion of Change” for her work with the AmeriCorps VISTA program. In the last seven years, The Idaho Foodbank has benefited from the work of 60 AmeriCorps VISTA members.
Mike Fenello, MPA is the site administrator for St. Luke's Magic Valley and a member of St. Luke's Community Board for Magic Valley and Jerome.
Mike is also a board member of the Idaho Hospital Association; the American Lung Association, Mountain Pacific Region; and a relations committee member of the American Lung Association's national board.
In his free time, Mike enjoys exercising, hiking, and playing golf.
Tom Ashenbrener is owner of the wine, beer, and cooking suppply store Rudy's: A Cook's Paradise, and a member of St. Luke's Health System Community Board for Magic Valley and Jerome.
After college, Mr. Ashenbrener worked with his father at Price Hardware, eventually taking the store over in 2002 and renaming it Rudy's to concentrate on his passion for cooking. He is the recipient of the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Curtis T. Eaton Award for small business person of the year.
Mr. Ashenbrener also currently serves as board chair for First Federal Foundation. He has served as chairman of the board for First Federal Savings Bank, St. Luke's Magic Valley, the College of Southern Idaho Foundation, and was president of the Rotary Club.
Melody Bowyer is Executive Director of the South Central Public Health District and a member of the Community Board for St. Luke's Magic Valley and Jerome.
Melody has collaborated to improve Idaho public health and emergency preparedness with many federal, state, and local governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Her innovative practices in environmental health earned her the prestigious Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials in 2013.
Melody earned bachelor's degrees in both chemical engineering and materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned an MBA from the University of Houston. She is also a registered environmental health specialist and a certified public manager.
Melody has lived in the Magic Valley since 2000. She enjoys Idaho's many outdoor activities with her children, incluyding hiking, skiing, rafting, and paddle boarding.
Julie Ellis, PT, SCS, CSCS is owner of the Center for Physical Rehabilitation PT clinic and a member of St. Luke's Community Board for Magic Valley and Jerome.
Active with the Chamber of Commerce for 30 years, Julie is a former president of the Idaho Physical Therapy Association, and is the current Idaho legislative contact for the American Physical Therapy Association. In that role, she makes annual trips to Capitol Hill to advocate for health care.
Julie is also an instructor in the College of Southern Idaho's physical therapy assistant program, and teaches yoga, pilates, and is a certified health coach.
Julie is passionate about impacting her community by educating corporations and educational institutions to empower their employees and members to change behaviors to create healthier lifestyles. She is married with two adult children, and enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and socializing in her community.
Joshua Kern, MD is Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief of Staff for St. Luke's Jerome, and a member of St. Luke's Community Board for Magic Valley and Jerome.
Dr. Kern has worked in Jerome for more than nine years and takes an involvement in the community through his church, helping to open Renew Coffee.
In his free time, Dr. Kern is a runner and enjoys spending time with his family.