Jim Mayer joins board

Futuro Health Welcomes New Appointment to the Board of Directors

Jim Mayer joins leaders from the fields of healthcare, education and labor on the Futuro Health Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Futuro Health, a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers, is pleased to welcome to its board of directors Jim Mayer.

Mayer served as Chief of Innovation from 2019-2020 at the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he established state government’s first “innovation incubator.” 

Mayer is president emeritus and senior fellow at California Forward. As the founding CEO, Mayer advanced bipartisan political and fiscal reforms and worked with state and local agencies to re-engineer programs and services to improve results. Previously, Mayer directed the Little Hoover Commission, a bipartisan state agency that reviews programs and recommends changes to the Governor and the Legislature.

“We are delighted to welcome him to the Futuro Health Board of Directors and especially value his experience and expertise around programs and practices that drive societal change,” said Futuro Health CEO Van-Ton Quinlivan.

 In 2021, Mayer received the National Public Service Award presented by the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration.He is the 2020 recipient of the Ross Clayton Lifetime Distinguished Public Service Award presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the ASPA.He is the 2019 recipient of the California Steward Leader Award.

“Jim is a long-time civic steward who has a track record of bringing people together to solve tough problems and there are few as challenging as the healthcare worker shortage we’re trying to address through Futuro Health,” states Dave Regan, President of SEIU-UHW and chair of the Futuro Health Board.

Mayer currently is an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law’s graduate program in public policy and administration, where he teaches courses in systemic change and increasing societal capacity.

He has a bachelor’s in journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; a master’s in public policy from Sacramento State University; and was a mid-career fellow at the University of Michigan.

The Futuro Health board of directors includes leaders from the fields of healthcare, education, and labor. For more information about the board, visit futurohealth.org/about/board-of-directors.

About Futuro Health 

Futuro Health improves the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied health workers in the nation starting in California. We believe investing in education and skills training and retraining results in better-paying jobs for workers, better service for patients and better workers for employers to hire. Kaiser Permanente and Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) partnered to establish Futuro Health in January 2020 with a $130 million commitment.