Robert E. James Named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees

Businessman and community leader Robert James has been named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees. James joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and previously served as the Vice-Chairman. Frank Brown has been named Vice-Chairman. The SJ/C Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who guide the vision of the health system. “I’ve worked with Bob James … Continue reading "Robert E. James Named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees"

Robert E. James Named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees

Robert E. James

Businessman and community leader Robert James has been named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees.

James joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and previously served as the Vice-Chairman. Frank Brown has been named Vice-Chairman.

The SJ/C Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who guide the vision of the health system.

“I’ve worked with Bob James for many years in the community and for the past 10 years at St. Joseph’s/Candler,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO. “He has tremendous business experience, tremendous community involvement and a whole lot of wisdom and common sense. He will, as Chairman, guide the health system to an even stronger position for our patients.”

About Robert James

James has served as President of Carver State Bank since 1971 and previously served as a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. In 1973, he revived the Savannah Tribune, one of the oldest black-owned newspapers in the nation, which is now owned by his wife, Shirley James.

He has or currently serves on the boards of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Coastal Empire and Step Up Savannah, Inc.

He is a life member of the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a member of the 100 Black Men of Savannah, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and The Frogs Club, Inc. of Savannah. 

James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

He and wife Shirley are members of St. Philip AME Church, where James is a member of the Trustee Board. They have one adult son, two adult daughters and six grandchildren.

About Frank Brown

Frank Brown is the retired Vice President of Finance for Colonial Group, Inc. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1973 with a BBS in Accounting. He was employed and became a partner with Spillane, Rhodes, Lebey & Sieg, CPA’s Savannah, Georgia, which later merged with Price Waterhouse.

He has been active in community service organizations including sitting on the boards of Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc., YMCA of Coastal Georgia and past president of Downtown Savannah Kiwanis Club.

He has served as President of the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPA’s and on the boards of The Savannah Bank and Savannah Bancorp, Inc.

He attends St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He is married to Jan Tilton and has three children.

Members of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees

John C. Albert

Judge James F. Bass

Frank Brown – Vice-Chairman

Sr. Helen Marie Buttimer, RSM

James Carr, MD

John M. Coleman

Sr. Frances Demarco, RSM

Paul Drwiega, MD

Paul P. Hinchey – President & CEO

Robert E. James – Chairman

Sally Lufburrow

Sr. Mary Karen McNally, RSM

Henry H. Minis

Richard D. Moore

Cindy Murphy

Tony Nimmer

John Odom, MD

Barry Schlafstein, MD

William Wallace, MD