James (Jamie) was appointed CEO in June 2016. He joined Grafton in August 2008 as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice-President. As a successful financial and administrative leader he has over twenty years’ progressive experience in a healthcare environment. Jamie’s responsibilities have included direction and supervision of multiple corporations and departments including Information Technology, Engineering and Facilities, Human Resources, Regulatory Compliance, Payroll and Finance. Jamie previously served as Chief Financial Officer at The Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) in Bloomington, Indiana where he spearheaded the implementation of an electronic client record system. This implementation and development subsequently was awarded by HIMSS the prestigious Herman E. Davies Award in 2006 becoming one of the few behavioral healthcare organizations to have been honored since the award’s inception in 1995. The HIMSS Davies awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the implementation and use of health information technology. Jamie also was a key executive leader in the first ever multi-state merger of Community Mental Health Centers creating a combined service entity of three separate corporations with over $200 million in annual revenues across more than 30 counties in two states. This process helped set the foundation for a corporation now controlling entities in 5 states and creating a large multi-state presence and voice for Behavioral Health heretofore not heard. He earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Business Administration with a Healthcare Administration Concentration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
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