IDACORP, Inc. has announced the appointment of Odette Bolano to serve on the board of directors of IDACORP and Idaho Power. Bolano is president and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System, where she provides executive leadership and strategic and operational oversight for a five-hospital system across Idaho and Oregon. Prior to this role, from December 2015 to 2018, she served as president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Before joining Saint Alphonsus, Bolano served as senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente – East Bay in Oakland, California, and in other senior executive positions with health care systems in Texas and Arizona.
Bolano received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Texas Christian University and Master’s in Administration of healthcare services from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Bolano also serves as a board member of the Idaho Hospital Association, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Idaho Business for Education, Boise State University Foundation and Boise State University College of Health Sciences. She is an active member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship Board, a national organization committed to mentoring exceptional health care women leaders, helping them achieve their highest potential and influence as leaders in health care.