James Luisi

Board Member

CEO, North End Waterfront Health

Jim Luisi has been C.E.O. of NEW Health for over 29 years. During his tenure, he has overseen the creation of a 140 bed nursing home and an elderly housing development in the North End. Last year, he opened a community health center in New England’s largest public housing development located in Charlestown which brought dental and vision services for the first time to that community.

He is a past Board Chair of the Mass League of CHCs and served for 8 years as Speaker of the House for the National Association of CHCs. He officially becomes NACHC’s Board Chair in August 2017. He has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress on the value and importance of health centers and Medicaid. Jim is a founding board member of Capital Link, the nation’s financial lending and consultation organization for CHCs. For 16 years he has taught over 400 students as an adjunct professor at the Suffolk/Mass League CHC certificate program.

He is a Northeastern University graduate and holds an M.B.A. from Suffolk as well as Certificates in health care management from Harvard and Yale Universities.

His awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from NACHC in 2009, CEO of the Year from the Mass League in 2007, a Public Service Award from the Boston Red Sox in 2005, Italian American of the Year in 2015 and Administrator of the Year from the Boston Business Journal in 2006.