James M. (Jim) Slayton has served in many AMSA roles during his career, including National President (1989-1990) and Foundation Board of Directors member and President (2002-2012, 2014-2016). He has been a senior Medical Director with Optum Behavioral Health since 2004 and in serves in a quality improvement oversight position related to potential fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare. He is a former associate residency training director and has continued in a teaching role with the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. He is a graduate of Brown University, Stanford Medical School and Harvard Business School. He is an avid choral musician and cellist, and is the proud father of three children with his husband, Phillip Hernandez, in Brookline, Massachusetts.