President and CEO
Jim Ashby was appointed President and CEO of CareMeridian in 2006. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience in both the public and private sectors, Jim is responsible for overall strategic direction of the company.
Prior to CareMeridian, Jim served as President and CEO of South Coast Rehabilitation Services, which was sold to Regency Health Services and subsequently to Sun Healthcare in 1997. Jim and his team were instrumental in growing the company from a start-up into a nationally recognized company with $100 million in annualized revenue.
Jim currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Redlands. He is a member of Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL), a forum for CEOs of healthcare organizations. In addition, he has served on various philanthropic boards, including YMCA of Orange County, where he served as Chairman; Stoneybrooke Christian Schools; and Boys and Girls Club. He is a past board member of the National Association in Support of Long-Term Care (NASL), and a member of Vistage, an international group of CEOs.
Jim holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish from the University of Redlands.