As SHO’s Executive Director since February 2017, Jim leads the staff team and works directly with the Board to deliver the mission, and facilitates planning toward new opportunities for the organization. He has his Property Compliance Certificate from Novogradic. With over 30 years of senior-level leadership experience in health care, informal education, and project management, Jim brings in-depth understanding of, and broad connections within, the non-profit sector in Colorado.
His experience includes partnering with hundreds of organizations to expand health screening for people of all ages across the state, delivery of programs and support of research to help manage and prevent arthritis, engagement of the public in science and health education programs and presentations, guiding the building of a new hospital facility, and management of direct delivery of healthcare.
Jim is an avid outdoorsman, photographer and exercise enthusiast. He volunteers to support local youth education as well as international health education through his Rotary club. He is an amateur Olympic Games historian and collector, and he loves spending time with his wife, Diane, and sons Wyatt and Sawyer.
Meet Michael a resident of the Olin Hotel Apartments, one of Senior Housing Options’ subsidized apartments.
This 73-year-old man ended up homeless, spending his days in the library and nights on the buses to stay warm after losing his job then subsequently his apartment.
Michael found the Olin and has been able to make it his home. He now has stability and can focus on more than where he’s going to find security for a single night.
He’s managing his health and looking for ways to help others.
While Michael is an extraordinary man who is compassionate and funny, his story of struggle is not unique. It’s because of residents like Michael that Senior Housing Options is dedicated to providing and promoting quality, affordable housing and caring supportive services for older adults in Colorado.