DENVER — Kaiser Permanente Colorado announced James Beaudry as its new director of community benefit and relations. Beaudry will lead Kaiser Permanente’s community benefit and relations activities, helping to fulfill the organization’s mission of improving the health and vitality of Colorado communities.
As director, Beaudry will have responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s community benefit investments in healthy communities to help increase access to care and coverage for vulnerable populations, promote health knowledge, train future health workers and positively develop Colorado youth.
“James is a trusted leader within our organization and a fierce advocate for health and well-being. His extensive health care experiences will help Kaiser Permanente deliver on our mission of improving the health of our members and the more than five million residents of Colorado,” said Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, vice president of government, external relations and research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado.
Beaudry has served at Kaiser Permanente Colorado since 2009. In his previous role as the senior director of business operations and strategy, he ensured that the business operations were conducted in a strategically sound, efficient, compliant and fiscally responsible manner.
Before joining Kaiser Permanente, he held a variety of research, programmatic and administrative positions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 17 years. His work focused on improving the quality of care provided to individuals in long-term care settings, particularly home health care.
During his tenure at CU School of Medicine, Beaudry served as the program manager for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Engagement Core and Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation Council, as well as finance administrator for the overall CCTSI program during the startup period of the PACT grant. A decade in, PACT has become a national model for developing authentic, sustained relationships between health researchers and the communities they hope to serve.
Representing Kaiser Permanente as a council member, he now serves as chair of the PACT Council and is a member of the PACT executive committee. He also serves as a board member for the Colorado Health Institute.
Beaudry earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego, and his master’s in business administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and was on the Dean’s list from 2002-05. He is proud to be the first person in his family to attain a college degree.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.