Executive Board of Directors Chairman, Jim Billo
Jim was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, and raised all over the world until his mother retired from the USAF and he graduated from Atwater High School in 1964. Jim was a medic in the USAF, which started his nursing career. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree from UC Davis, his Nursing Degree from Los Medanos College, and a Master's in Business from St. Mary's College of California.
Jim moved to the Intermountain Area on January 3, 2013. He worked in nursing as an R.N. for 35 years in several major hospitals and two smaller ones. In August 2011, he retired from Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California. During his career, Jim worked in the ICU, the ED, and ED Management exclusively. He was a Director of Emergency and Trauma at different facilities from 1980 through 2006. At that time, he returned to the ED as a staff R.N. for the last five years of his career.
Jim is active in community service through the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River, the St. Vincent De Paul Society through church, and as a Member of the Mountain Cruisers Car Club. His hobbies are fly fishing, fly tying, and woodworking. Jim has been married to Kathy for 40+ years and they have three children, Dan, Bryon, and Alexis.
"I have been a member of the MVHC board since June 2014 and have a serious concern to address health care needs and service issues and to improve the overall status of health care locally and at the state and national levels."