James Beaudry joined the Colorado Health Institute as Senior Consultant in August 2020, he previously served on CHI's Board of Trustees.
Before joining CHI, James earned over 25 years of experience in health care and health services and policy research as a researcher, administrator, and business leader. Prior to establishing his consulting practice, he held multiple leadership roles in Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) from 2009-2018, where he served as Director of Community Benefit & Relations (responsible for leading community benefit investment, community health equity, and community relations strategies) and Senior Director of Business Operations and Strategy for KPCO Government, External Relations & Research. He also was Director of Research Administration at KPCO's Institute for Health Research, a multi-disciplinary research department conducting research that can be translated into clinical practice, health promotion, and policies to improve the health of individuals and populations.
Before joining Kaiser Permanente, he held a variety of research, programmatic, and administrative positions at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus over a period of 17 years. His work focused on improving the quality of care provided to individuals in long-term care settings. He was part of the team responsible for the development and implementation of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), which since 1999 has been used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to monitor and improve the quality of care delivered to home health care patients throughout the United States.
During his tenure at UC Denver, James also served as the program manager for the CCTSI Community Engagement core and PACT Council as well as finance administrator for the overall CCTSI program during the startup period of the CCTSI grant. He has been a PACT Council member since 2013 and served as Chair from 2017-19. In all of these programs and projects, his focus has been on the development of technical and administrative systems to support programmatic objectives and improve the health of individuals and communities.