Jim Kelleher






Chief Population Health Officer

Jim Kelleher is the Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) of Easterseals Bay Area. Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field and a wealth of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to Easterseals Bay Area as they continue their journey in transforming the delivery of home and community-based services for meaningful societal impact. As CPHO, Jim oversees the clinical practice for Easterseals Bay Area and Easterseals Hawaii and manages the Behavioral Health Provider Network, an extensive network of provider companies, and guides the organization’s innovation function and public policy.

Jim joined Easterseals Bay Area from Kaiser Permanente where he worked for over 15 years in multiple leadership level roles, including most recently as the Vice President of Specialty Services over Northern California. In this role, he headed all of the region’s efforts to reposition specialty services into Centers of Excellence in pursuit of optimized outcomes for Kaiser patients. Jim also oversaw Transgender Services and Autism Services for the Northern California Region beginning in 2013.

Jim began his career as a Critical Care Staff Nurse in Buffalo, NY and then moved to the New York State Department of Mental Health, The Visiting Nurse Association, Northbay Healthcare System and Sutter Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice before joining Kaiser. Jim is a Registered Nurse and holds an Associate of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing.

Our Stories

What’s New with ABA at Easterseals Bay Area?

Since October of this year, we’ve been enrolling clients between 4- and 18-years-old in our social skills groups at our clinics around the Bay Area. Clients participate in small groups led by our applied behavior analysis (ABA) Supervisors who teach and reinforce social skills development with a focus on STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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