James H. McFaddin

James H. McFaddin comes to Southern Strategy Group from Health Management Associates (now Community Health Systems), a Fortune 500 hospital company with over 200 hospitals in 29 states, where he served as Director of Government Affairs. James was responsible for representing the company’s interests in Washington, DC, state capitals including Tallahassee, and in front of state health care agencies and local governments.

Prior to joining Health Management Associates, James served as Chief of Staff for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency). As Chief of Staff, James was involved in the management and operations of the Agency including the Florida Medicaid Program, the regulation of Florida’s health care facilities, and oversight of the Agency’s $20 billion budget. During this time, James was also appointed by the Governor to manage the state’s federally-mandated health information exchange activities as Florida’s Health Information Technology Coordinator. Prior to being named Chief of Staff, James served as the Agency’s Legislative Affairs Director.

Before joining the Agency, James served as the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the Executive Office of the Governor where he worked to develop and coordinate passage of the Governor’s legislative and budget priorities. James has also served as a Senior Analyst in the Florida Senate specializing in health care, criminal justice, and agricultural issues.

A native of South Carolina, James graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science. James and his wife Logan reside in Tallahassee, Florida.