Jim Poland is formerly Vice President of Strategic Development at Genova Technologies and a Senior Associate within the Civil & Commercial Group of Booz Allen Hamilton where he was responsible for developing and leading information technology solutions for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). His leadership at Genova, a small, disadvantaged 8(a) firm, lead to increased revenues of over $20 Million annually. He has recruited, trained, and lead teams of professionals who played a pivotal role in the implementation of major healthcare reform initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). These initiatives included Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicaid & CHIP Program (MACPro) System, and others. Prior to his 20+ year career supporting the mission of CMS, Mr. Poland worked as Systems Analyst in a variety of fields including Banking, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Insurance, Transportation, and the Department of Defense developing information technology solutions and where he became a Certified Oracle Professional.
Mr. Poland has authored guidance and articles for CMS and the International Institute of Business Analysis. He is an active supporter of the Baltimore Chapter of the Project Management Institute and is a certified Project Management Professional. He has served on church leadership boards in a variety of roles and presently attends Grace Community Church in Fulton, MD. He is a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.