Dr. Colette Nichols Biography


Dr. Colette Nichols received a BA in Political Science and Finance from Westmont College, a Masters in Organization and Management and a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University. Her dissertation on eBusiness Projects in the US and Project Success explores how you can ensure a project’s success, inspired by the statistic that over 50% of projects fail in the United States. 


For the past 20 years, Dr. Nichols has worked in management roles with various organizations. Most recently, she was the COO and CFO for Antelope Valley Hospital, where she created a vision and a master site and facility plan that was used to build the roadmap for a new $800 MM state-of-the-art hospital. Furthermore, she developed strategic partnerships, created a combination of funding sources for the new hospital, and achieved major turnaround. 

In 2018, Colette was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the 16 most influential businesswomen in Los Angeles County.  


In 2019, Colette founded The Empower Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on building hope and empowering communities. The foundation funds charities that are making a positive difference in three major community challenges - homelessness, vulnerable children, and health.  

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News Features

2018 Nominee - Most Successful Business Woman in San Fernando


One of 16 nominees for The San Fernando Valley Business Journal's Women's Council Award, which recognizes the most successful and accomplished women in northern Los Angeles County.

Colette Nichols named successor CEO and CFO/COO in a unique dual role at AV Hospital


Colette on mentorship of young women and her story - Alpha Charter Guild Debutantes


Colette announces launch of The Empower Foundation


Interview on my story and wellness in the workplace.


 In the healthcare space, it is the chance to improve the health of my community and making a difference.  There is enormous opportunity in Los Angeles to improve the health status of ...

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