Jim has worked in a variety of both Community and Statutory Organisations during his career.
He obtained a BA and Higher Diploma in Education from UCD before becoming a Secondary School Teacher.
Jim then joined Foroige as a Youth Worker with the Tallaght Youth Service for 8 years in the early 1990’s. He then took up the role of Drug Task Force Coordinator for the Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown area before becoming the Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services with the East Coast Health Board.
Jim subsequently became the Local Health Manager for Dun Laoghaire before taking up his current role of National Head of Operations for the Mental Health Services in 2014.