Board of Trustees
John Goodnow, MHSA
As the ICOM's Chairman of the Board, Mr. Goodnow provides leadership and governance. Mr. Goodnow is the CEO of Benefis Health System, based in Great Falls, Montana, since 2002, and has been a hospital administrator for over 35 years. He received his undergraduate education at the University of California-Davis and his master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. Goodnow is a fellow of the American College of Health Executives.
Tracy Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA
Dr. Tracy J Farnsworth was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in October 2016. He has served as Director and Associate Dean of the School of Health Professions, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University (ISU) since 2010. Farnsworth is an Associate Professor in the Health Care Administration (HCA) program at ISU and served previously as HCA Program Director.
Dr. Farnsworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He has received Masters Degrees in Business and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at ISU. In 2014 Farnsworth received the Kole-McGuffey Prize for excellence in education research, and in 2016 was given the J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.
Prior to his transition to higher education Dr. Farnsworth assumed various executive level appointments with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, and other public and private healthcare systems.
A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Farnsworth has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health systems performance improvement, healthcare reform, medical education, healthcare leadership/governance, and interprofessional education/collaboration.
Farnsworth has been active in his church and community, including the Boy Scouts of America, where he received the Silver Beaver award in 2009. Tracy and his wife Michelle are the parents of four children and six grandchildren
Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP
As the ICOM founding dean and chief academic officer, Dr. Hasty manages day-to-day operations and strategic growth of the medical school in collaboration with the President & CEO and Board of Trustees. Dr. Hasty attended the University of Miami where he completed his undergraduate studies with honors as a triple science major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biology in 1996. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He subsequently trained at Mt. Sinai Medical Center where he completed his training in Internal Medicine while receiving the Resident of the Year award for three straight years as well as receiving the Howard Kane Resident of the Year, being the first osteopathic physician ever to win that award in over forty years of academic medical training at Mt. Sinai. He also served as Chief Intern as well as Chief Resident during his training. Dr. Hasty began his career as a Hospitalist & Internist for Cogent Healthcare at Lee Memorial Health Systems in Fort Myers, FL. He soon became Associate Lead Physician for Cogent Healthcare. Dr. Hasty had what he described as a “calling” to become an academic physician and joined NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in March 2005. He served as the Founding Program Director of the Palmetto General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program and helped develop several other graduate medical education programs. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at NSU. He was awarded the NSU Stuey Award for Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year in 2009. He was the recipient of the coveted Golden Apple Award by the graduation class of NSU-COM in 2008 and again in 2009 and 2011. Dr. Hasty was also named as a member of the “40 under 40” in 2009 by Gold Coast Magazine because of his service to the South Florida community. In 2013, Dr. Hasty became the Vice President of Medical Education and the Regional Associate Dean and later as Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs for Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina. During his tenure at Campbell University, he created 383 residency positions in 20 programs at 7 organizations and led the university to be awarded the AOA STAR award for the strategic planning that has created medical education opportunities in North Carolina for the next generation of osteopathic physicians. He has also served on various boards, including the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators. Dr. Hasty is board certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists as well as the American College of Physicians.
Daniel Burrell, JD
Daniel C. Burrell is the Founder and CEO of The Burrell Group, LLC a holding company that manages and operates individual, privately held companies in the education, real estate, natural resources and technology sectors. The Burrell Group seeks to provide high quality products, services, and solutions for its customers. The company has headquarter and regional offices throughout the United States and internationally.
Mr. Burrell received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, a General Course Degree in International Law from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Mr. Burrell and his wife Katherine are the co-founders of the New Mexico Leadership Institute, a non-profit scholarship and educational program that in partnership with UNM and NMSU, the state’s two flagship universities, supports entrepreneurship and innovation in New Mexico. Additionally, Daniel and Katherine are co-founders of The Burrell Institute for Health Policy and Research, a regional non-profit organization focused on a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of health care access disparity, delivery systems, public policy and educational programming in the Borderland region of the Southwestern United States.
Brent Phillips, MHA, MBA
Mr. Brent R. Phillips has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional Health at Regional Health Network, Inc. since January 1, 2015. Mr. Phillips served as Chief Operating Officer of Aurora Medical Group Inc., since October 2009. Mr. Phillips was in key role in reinforcing Aurora Medical Group's central position in Aurora's integrated system, ensuring the best clinical outcomes and an outstanding experience for patients. Mr. Phillips served as Senior Vice President of Medical Group Operations for Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, and later his role expanded to include President—Greater Milwaukee South, overseeing four hospitals for Aurora Health Care. He joined Mayo system since 1999, and served in a dual role as Administrator of the International Office and Operations Coordinating Group. In his operations role, Mr. Phillips was responsible for ensuring that all clinical and administrative strategic plans are aligned with Mayo's strategic direction. As administrator of the International Office, he developed and executed Mayo's international strategy, identifying opportunities in other countries to improve global health care and contribute to Mayo Clinic's research, education and clinical goals. Earlier in his career at Mayo, he served for several years as administrator of innovation, leading a group dedicated to creating and supporting a culture that embraced innovation. He was an Administrator for cardiovascular diseases and surgery at Mayo. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Mr. Phillips served as Executive Director of a 2,000-physician Independent Practice Association in Norfolk, Va. Earlier, he held several leadership positions at Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit system in Norfolk. He serves as a Director of Regional Health Network, Inc. He is a Fellow with the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Mr. Phillips earned Bachelor's Degree in business administration from Idaho State University, and dual master's degrees in health care administration and business administration from the University of Minnesota.
Rex Force, PharmD
Dr. Force is the Vice President for Health Sciences at Idaho State University and Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine at Idaho State University. He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Oregon State University and his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Texas, after which he completed a research fellowship in infectious diseases at Ohio State University.
Dr. Force has been active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, serving on several committees as well as chairing the Board Certification Affairs Committee and the Public and Professional Affairs Committee. He was elected Chair of the Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network of ACCP in 1999 and to the Board of Regents in 2001. His expertise in collaborative drug therapy and reimbursement for clinical pharmacy services was recognized by his appointment to the ACCP Task Force on Compensation in 1998. He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and has acted as a referee for the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. Dr. Force was the founding column editor of STEPped Care: An Evidence-based Approach to Drug Therapy in the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. Currently, he co-authors and edits the Prescriber?s Letter Journal Club a monthly publication designed to critically evaluate new information in the field of pharmacotherapy. He has authored over 60 professional and research publications, and speaks regularly at professional meetings. Dr. Force and his collaborators have received grants and contracts in excess of $3.5 million while at ISU. Presently, he is the Site Principal Investigator of a multi-center diabetes trial (ACCORD) funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. His research interests focus on primary care pharmacotherapy (hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, adult immunizations, etc.), drug utilization review, pharmacoepidemiology, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Force has been on the faculty at Idaho State University since 1993.
Arthur C. Vailas, PhD
Dr. Arthur Vailas is the President of Idaho State University. Prior to this role, he was vice chancellor and vice president for research and intellectual property management for the University of Houston System and the University of Houston (UH). He joined UH in 1995 as vice president for research and vice provost for graduate studies, and professor and distinguished chair in biology and biochemistry.
Prior to joining UH, Vailas was associate dean for research and development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a university he served in numerous capacities including professor of surgery, division of orthopedic surgery in the College of Medicine; professor of kinesiology, school of education; professor, department of poultry science in the College of Agriculture; and professor and director of the Biodynamics Laboratory.
He also was both assistant and associate professor in the department of physiological sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Vailas has served on national boards and scientific panels for NASA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has consulted for biotechnology and aeronautical companies. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa and his B.S. degree at the University of New Hampshire where he played college football.
Paul Beaupré, MD
Paul Beaupré, MD, CEO of St. John's Medical Center, served as the chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Beaupré spent 20 years as a practicing anesthesiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was extensively involved with medical staff leadership, serving as Chair of the Credentialing Committee, Chief of Staff, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
In 2004, he joined the hospital administration team as Chief Medical Officer, and later assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. As CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Beaupré launched the Journey to Excellence strategy based on the premise: Take Great Care of Patients and Everything Else Will Take Care of Itself. Under his leadership, Good Samaritan Hospital became nationally recognized for quality measures and patient safety. Dr. Beaupré graduated from University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA.
He completed medical residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at University of California, San Francisco.
Chet Burrell, MPA
Chet Burrell, joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December 2007. He is a seasoned professional with more than 40 years in the health care industry. His experience includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of RealMed Corporation, a provider of online claims processing services and founder; and Chairman and CEO for Novalis Corporation, a managed care technology and consulting company. He has also served in senior-level positions for Anthem and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and Blue Cross of Northeastern New York. In addition to his private sector health care experience, Burrell has also served in the New York State government in a variety of capacities, including the Offices of Mental Health and Health Systems Management and as a member of the New York Governor’s Staff.
Burrell earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from Allegheny College and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Albany. Burrell serves on the Boards of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Executive and Health Care Committees, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH).