For the last 20 years Jim has worked with non-profits on project planning, event management, business management, leadership transitions, finances, and facility management. Currently serving as the CFO and Operations Manager of The Church at Ponce & Highland; an open and welcoming community church, he has certifications in both Facilities management and Nonprofit Business Management.
Through his work with churches he has had the opportunity to work with many social and arts groups such as Alliance Theatre, Atl Film Festival, Atl Young Singers of Callanwolde, Atl Symphony, Atl Freedom Band, neighborhood associations, and too many small social help groups to count. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2012 he has sought to apply that education in his work with nonprofits and churches in the manner of I/O psychology in order to promote better work environment and encourage community in nonprofits.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and after having dealt with his own mental health issues from childhood trauma, Jim is uniquely aware of the need for mental health access and the need for community nationally and in GA. Groups like NAMI have been pivotal in that effort and Jim looks forward to working with NAMI Dekalb in those efforts whatever way he can.