Chief Innovation Officer
In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, James O’Leary works to foster innovation at Genetic Alliance and within its network of patients, hospitals, companies, universities, and government agencies. Over the past 10 years, James has built collaborations between these diverse stakeholders to seed change within the healthcare system and help individuals, families, and communities reclaim control of their health. He has harnessed health information and web technologies to enhance patients’ ability to access information and use that information to make better decisions. In addition, he has worked with national public health systems, disease-specific organizations, and community groups to improve access to genetic services, engage consumers in national policy-setting, and institute legislation that protects the public from discrimination.
James earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Biology, concentrating in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Genetic Alliance, James worked with PA Victory ’04 supporting the John Kerry campaign.