Colette D. Nichols, Ph.D., joined the hospital in March 2017 and serves as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer. She brings to Antelope Valley Hospital a diverse background in finance and operations and has worked in leadership roles in industries ranging from professional services to ecommerce to technology. Immediately prior to joining AVH, Dr. Nichols was the vice president of finance at Corra, a digital ecommerce agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.
As a longtime resident of the Antelope Valley, she has strong ties to and great affinity for the local community. She is currently a member of the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club (emeritus board of directors), the Antelope Valley Board of Trade and the Lancaster West Rotary.
Dr. Nichols earned both a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in organizational management and leadership from Capella University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and finance from Westmont College and is currently working toward completing a second master’s degree in finance from Harvard University.