Jim joins The Center team as its Director of Development after a highly productive six year stint with Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in West Bradenton. Though Jim was born (Binghamton) and educated in New York (Hamilton College BA and Columbia University MA), the bulk of his forty year career has been spent in independent schools in New England. During this time, Jim served as Head of School twice and has served in just about any capacity his schools have needed from teaching and coaching to becoming a learning specialist and Latin teacher. His partner Susan and he live in Palmetto, Fl while his adult children, Ryan and Josh (wife Tiffany), live in Santa Monica and Hartford respectively. Jim is no stranger to island life as his first Head of School post was on the island of Nantucket. He feels extremely honored to be chosen to lead the efforts in support of The Center, thereby enhancing the overall wellness of our beautiful island culture.