Barbara James / the Assistant Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Bethesda Hospital, Baptist Health Foundation, Baptist Health South Florida in Boynton Beach, Fla
Barbara James is the Assistant Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Bethesda Hospital, Baptist Health Foundation, Baptist Health South Florida in Boynton Beach, Fla. She has been interviewed by Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, The Palm Beach Post, WPTV, BizBash, The Boca Raton Observer, The Coastal Star, and more.
the chief spokesperson for the Foundation, James is available to speak
about such topics as leadership in healthcare, philanthropy, non-profit
management, fundraising, organizational development, budgeting, business
solutions implementation, relationship building, and community wellness.
joining the Foundation in November 2017, James has raised an
impressive $27 million through annual giving, private donors,
fundraising campaigns, events, and corporate sponsorships. This money has
been used to bring preeminent healthcare to Baptist Hospital in Palm Beach
County through updated technologies and the expansion of world-class
medical offerings, including the nationally recognized orthopedic total
joint replacement program; cardiovascular care; cancer care; vascular,
endovascular and robotic surgery, general surgery and emergency medicine.
focus in 2021 and 2022 will be raising $15 million for the Emergency Services
Capital Campaign to modernize the Bethesda Hospital East Emergency
Department with private rooms, smart technology, and optimized patient
care. The virtual Gala of Generosity on March 25 helped the Foundation
work towards this goal.
is working towards earning her Master of Science in Management & Leadership
from Western Governors University in Seattle. She earned a Bachelor Degree
in English & Business Management from Christian Brothers University in
is very involved in several community and professional organizations
including Leadership Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Medical Society
Services Board, Palm Health Foundation, Impact of the Palm Beaches, Forum
Club of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach Round Table, Palm Beach Fellowship of
Christians & Jews, International Women's Forum Palm Beach, American
College of Healthcare Executives, Association of Fundraising
Professionals/Planned Giving Council, and more.
previously served in executive roles at CHI Franciscan's Harrison
MedicalCenter Foundation (now called St. Michael Medical Center
Foundation), Washington State Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA),
Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound, and St. Charles Borromeo in Seattle
and Tacoma, Wash. She also spend time in Southern California at
UC Irvine's Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as at Families
Forward, a non-profit center that provides transitional housing, a food
pantry, and career development, Laura's House, a domestic violence agency,
and Orangewood Children's Foundation, a social services agency for
children in the foster care system. James started her career in West Palm
Beach, Fla. as the national project manager for US Diagnostic, the largest
publicly-held physician practice management provider in the U.S.
is originally from Upstate New York and moved to Florida in the late 70's
where she later met and married her husband. They
raised their two daughters in the Pacific Northwest before relocating to
South Florida. The family enjoys spending time together near the water
with their dog, Finn, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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