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James A. Rice

James A. Rice

National Advisor, Human Resources & Compensation Consulting, Gallagher

Jim Rice is Senior Advisor with the Governance & Leadership service line of Gallagher’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. In this role, he focuses on strategic governance structures and systems for high performing, tax-exempt nonprofits; urban and rural credit unions; nonprofit social welfare organizations; rural critical access hospitals in several US states; large hospitals and integrated care systems; visioning for large and small nonprofit organizations; and leadership development for physicians, boards, and C-suite senior leaders. He is also engaged with Health Governance International to enhance better governance and anti-corruption initiatives in the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries.

Rice has worked in over 34 countries. He served as project director and global technical lead for governance in a $200 million, USAID-funded project serving countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He holds faculty positions at the Strathmore School of Business, Nairobi, Kenya; the Advance Institute for Health Services Management in Prague, Czechia; the Judge School of Business, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; and the Program in Health Administration at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

Rice serves as founder and chair of the Akadimi Foundation, which focuses on international study tours and exchanges among boards and leadership teams in health and social welfare sectors across the globe, and as chair of the International Advisory Board for Children’s HeartLink, an organization committed to building cardiac care capacity in low- and middle-income countries. He also served as chair of Crescent Cove, a respite and hospice service coordinator for children facing life-limiting illnesses.

Rice holds masters and doctoral degrees in management and health policy from the University of Minnesota. He is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).