Jim Lopez

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Director of Human Resources at City of Kirkland, WA

James Lopez is the Director of Human Resources and Performance Management at the City of Kirkland. As part of his duties with the City, Jim is responsible for the administration of the City’s self-insured health plan and he is one of the architects of the Consumer Driven Medical Home model of care recently put forth by the City. Prior to coming to Kirkland, Jim served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary Ron Sims at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington DC. Prior to his time at HUD, Jim served as Deputy Chief of Staff to then King County Executive Sims, where he played a leading role in the creation of what is now known as the Washington Health Alliance.