Jim is the Chair of the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic, a subsidiary corporation of the Community Ministries of Rockville. In June 2013 he completed a seven year term on the Montgomery Cares Advisory Board where he served as Chair of the Advocacy Committee. From the years 1989 to 1999, he served as an elected member of the Rockville City Council and during that time, he served on the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and for one year as its President. In the mid 1980’s he served as Chair of CCI until then know as the Rockville Free Clinic. He and his family have lived in Montgomery County for 41 years.
Jim is retired from a 52 year career in Health Care Policy & Management that included: Vice-President for Federal Affairs for a national specialty hospital corporation; Director of Regulatory Affairs for the American Hospital Association; Branch Chief in the federal HHS Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; staff in the US Public Health Service’s Quality Assurance Bureau; and staff in the Welfare Administration’s Medical Assistance Bureau where he helped implement the Medicaid program. He was a Commissioned Officer in the US Army’s Medical Service Corps.
His education includes: a Certificate for completing Harvard’s School of Public Health’s Executive Development Program in Health Care Policy, Planning & Regulation; a year-long post-graduate fellowship in Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School; a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan majoring in Health Care Policy & Management; a Master of Social Work from Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work majoring in Community Organization. His undergraduate degree from BC was in Bio. Chemistry. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, licensed as a Social Worker in the State of Maryland and a member of the American Public Health Association’s Medical Services Section.