James A. Rice PH.D.
Managing Director, Governance and Leadership
Jim Rice has over 35 years of experience within the US health sector, and has worked in over 30 countries to strengthen their health financing, management and governance systems. At Gallagher Integrated, a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher, he is responsible to help clients enhance the effectiveness of their governance strategies and structures, as well as to enable more physician leaders to engage in modern leadership and governance processes. Jim’s work ranges from consulting with academic medical centers and large health systems to Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Systems.
He was a senior officer actively involved in building the Allina Health system in Minnesota.
Dr. Rice has lived in Russia managing a large health system reform program in the mid-90s and recently led a $200 million USAID project to strengthen the leadership and governance of health systems in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
His thought leadership is reflected in a number of recognitions and awards, such as a National Institute of Health Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy, a US Public Health Service Traineeship in Hospital Management, and a Bush Fellowship to study at the National University of Singapore, and is the recipient of the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He holds faculty positions at the Business Schools of Strathmore, Nairobi Kenya and the Judge School of Business, Cambridge University England, as well as the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.