Board of Directors


Richard D. Olson, PhD, President

  • Ph.D., Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1978
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1978-80
  • Instructor and Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1980-82
  • Research Assoc Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1984 - 2010
  • Chief, Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the Boise VA Medical Center, 1984-2010
  • Associate Director, Mountain States Tumor and Medical Research Institute, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise ID, 1999-present
  • Co-founder & Chief Science Officer Gem Pharmaceuticals, LLC, 1996-present
  • Authored or co-authored more than 150 research articles, book chapters and abstracts in leading biomedical publications
  • Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on research grants totaling more than 10 million dollars from granting agencies including National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, American Heart Association and American Federation for Aging Research
  • Licensed Private Pilot
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  • Ted R. Wheeler, Vice-President

  • Owner, T.R. Wheeler Communications, 1999-present
  • Director, Technology and Media Resources, Northwest Nazarene University, 1999-2004, 2006-2012
  • Business Manager, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Manila, Phillipines, 2004-06
  • President, Northwest TechCom, Inc., !989-1995
  • Manager, Learning Products Development, Hewlett-Packard Company, 1978-1989
  • Full-time Volunteer, Northern Thailand (assisting indigenous "Hill Tribe" people), 1997-98
  • Licensed General Contractor, State of Idaho
  • BA, Mass Communications, Northwest Nazarene University
  • Licensed Private Pilot
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  • Carol A. Olson, RPh, Secretary

  • Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, St. Lukes-Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise and Nampa, Idaho, 1991-2010
  • BS, Pharmacy, Idaho State University, 1974
  • Pharmacy internship, Vanderbilt University Hospital Pharmacy, 1975
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  • Daniel Nogales, PhD, Board member

    Dr.Nogales is the Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Northwest Nazarene University.  Dr. Nogales joined NNU in 1994 as a professor of chemistry and was appointed dean in 2002.  In 1993 Dr. Nogales received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno and his Bachelor’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1987. Dr. Nogales completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Oregon in 1994 prior to joining the faculty at NNU in the area of pharmaceutical science and drug design.   Dr. Nogales has multiple publications and patents in the scientific field and has received funding for both research and education from federal and private sources.  Dan lives in Nampa, ID with his wife Jill and they have three children Kyle, Connor and Kaitlyn.

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    Debra L. Wheeler, Board member

  • Executive Director, Hands of Hope Northwest, Inc. January 2014 - present
  • Director of Local Loan, Hands of Hope Northwest, Inc. 2006 - 2013
  • ESL Instructor, Boise State University, 2006-2007
  • Middle school English teacher, 2002-2004
  • BA, Education, Northwest Nazarene University
  • Certifications in secondary English and Home Economics education
  • Full-time Volunteer, Northern Thailand (assisting indigenous "Hill Tribe" people), 1997-98
  • President's Aide, Asia-Pacific Theological Seminary, Manila, Phillipines, 2004-06
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    Postal address: 605 Crocus Ct.,
    Nampa ID 83651
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