James Bindas, MBA

Executive Director
Center for Community Health Integration
School of Medicine

As the Executive Director of the Center for Community Health Integration (CHI), Jim focuses on nurturing relationships and getting things done. He works collaboratively with CHI Center faculty and staff, collaborators across the university and with the community and institutional partners to advance community health by developing projects, infrastructure, and partnerships. 

To the center’s work, Jim brings extensive experience in operations management, strategy implementation, and clinical research. His ability to blend both the creative and the analytical helps groups develop strategies, design solutions, avert crisis and increase engagement across multiple platforms. He has extensive leadership and development skills and serves as a mentor in providing organizational oversight and connecting people and cultivating partnerships that produce high impact outcomes. Jim helps to galvanize people, connects stakeholders, engineers change management and identifies opportunity and process improvement on how people and organizations collaborate for success.

Jim holds an MBA, and graduate certificates in Health Care Administrations and Bioethics, from Cleveland State University and a BS in business from John Carroll University.  He is a Cleveland native and has worked with a number of local health and health care organizations.