James joined Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Boston as Chief Philanthropy Officer in 2021. His previous position was as Chief Development and Communications Officer for Keshet, the leading organization for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. He holds the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification, and is a Senior Fellow of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. James serves on the Board of Directors of Second Nurture, an organization that promotes community-based foster and adoption, and as Co-President of the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston. He lives in Newton and the is proud parent of two young men.