James S. Stewart worked for Cedars-Sinai for almost 30 years before retiring in 2015. He served as the Assistant Director of Budget & Reimbursement and one of three Directors of Finance. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Finance at HPI Hospital Pharmacy. James attended Illinois State University receiving his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and Business Management.
James and his wife first became involved with Providence Holy Cross after facing a potentially life-threatening issue. He was tremendously grateful for the care and attention received but felt that some communication issues could be handled better. He and his wife were invited join a patient-family advisory group to identify areas for improvement and provide suggestions. It was through this experience that his connection grew, ultimately leading to his joining the Board of Governors this year at Providence Holy Cross. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Chaminade College Preparatory School from 2005 until 2011.
James and his wife Alberta are both residents of Simi Valley. They have two Sons, Justin (41 years old) and Jeff (37 Years old). They have one grandson, Kasen (6 years old) and one granddaughter, Camila (2 years old). They enjoy Jazz Festivals, cooking, sports and church.