Jim is deeply committed to social change through nonprofit action and advocacy. He has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. Jim has a passion for affecting systemic change in the way that the public, private, and nonprofit sectors work together to strengthen civil society. Before joining NAO, Jim worked for Mercy Corps as the Vice President of Programs and Operations. Throughout his career, Jim has worked on some of the most difficult humanitarian and development challenges of our times, such as Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Sudan, and North Korea. He is specifically skilled on working to build alliances and partnerships so that communities have a voice in the issues that are most important to them. Before Mercy Corps, Jim worked for the International Organization for Migration, Relief International, and the American Red Cross. Jim earned a BS in Engineering Technology from Temple University and an MA in Central Eurasian Area Studies from Indiana University.
Executive DirectorNonprofit Association of Oregon