Jim has worked in the addiction field for over 25 years and is currently the CEO at Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay in South Amboy, New Jersey. Jim was previously the interim CEO for Recovery Centers of America at The Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment in Waldorf, Maryland. Prior to that Jim was CEO at Maryland Recovery in Bel Air, Maryland from 2014-2018. In addition to holding positions of CEO, he held the positions of President, Director of Admissions and Administration, Director of National Business Development, and Vice President of Business Operations. Jim also owns a private consulting firm, Apogee System Consultants, LLC, which specializes in organizational changes and comprehensive revenue cycle systems solutions. Jim has been a change agent for numerous treatment facilities throughout the country. Jim guided these facilities through the accreditation process to include both the Joint Commission and CARF with his consulting company. Jim is highly regarded in the treatment industry.
Jim is an accomplished leader with a strong commitment to mental health and substance use disorder advocacy and treatment. He started his career as a grief counselor for the SIDS Alliance in 1991. In 1995, he became a counselor-in-training through the AmeriCorps Service Program sponsored by Phoenix House in New York. Jim has also been a substance abuse counselor and trained interventionist, for the past 19 years.
Jim has trained and supervised the implementation of utilization review systems for clinical and medical teams to work with private insurance companies to promote, advocate and extend care in treatment with the behavioral care health benefit.
Over the years, Jim has generously volunteered his time and served on the boards of numerous not-for-profits that support families struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Jim currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the ECHO Foundation, The Hope Ministry at St James Church in Pennington, New Jersey, as well as the Board Member for other private not-for-profits in the Lambertville, New Jersey area
James fights back against the disease of addiction and takes the time to meet with, talk to, and get to know each patient that comes his way. He’s proud of the staff at Raritan Bay, the compassion and experience they bring, and he looks forward to our patients getting immersed in the family-like environment here. His willingness to adapt and contribute to all challenges while embracing and enhancing our culture makes him an outstanding leader.