About the Administrator
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment of Judy Taylor, who served as the former associate executive director of the State Board of Nursing, to become the new administrator of the Idaho Commission on Aging, effective February 13, 2017.
Judy received her initial nursing education at LA County/USC Medical Center, her bachelor’s degree in nursing at California State University, and her master’s degree in nursing at California State University-Dominguez Hills. She began her health-care career in 1982 as an emergency medical technician. In her over 30 year career as a registered nurse she has provided direct patient care in a variety of settings, taught in university nursing programs, and has held executive leadership positions at multiple hospitals.
“I thank Governor Otter for the opportunity to lead the Idaho Commission on Aging,” Taylor said. “I have spent my professional life dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the individuals, families and groups entrusted to my care. I am excited to bring my talents and experience to this role. I pledge my best efforts to improve the lives of the elderly and disabled in Idaho.”
Judy transitioned from the Board of Nursing position she had held since 2014 to accept the Commission on Aging job left vacant by the retirement of Sam Haws. Judy served as the interim director of patient care services for St. Luke’s McCall Hospital, and director of clinical services and director of nursing services at the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise.