James T. Lussier
Founder and Principal Consultant, The Lussier Center/TLC, Bend, Ore.
Focused on the quest for personal and organizational performance excellence, Jim has served as a health care executive, including as President/CEO and Board member of St. Charles Health System in Bend and Central Oregon.
He has provided counsel and training to hospitals and health systems in the Netherlands, Africa, Japan, Canada, and the United States. He also serves as a consultant with Transformation Systems International/The Performance Center.
Jim is active in Rotary International and was the 2013-14 Rotary District Governor for District 5110, covering the southern two-thirds of Oregon and the northern part of California with 72 Rotary Clubs overseeing service projects locally, regionally, and worldwide.
In addition to the FGI board, Jim currently serves on the boards of Volunteers of Medicine Clinic of the Cascades and City Club of Central Oregon. He is a member of the Health Guidelines Review Committee, where he has served as chair of research and development.
Jim has previously served as both member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, overseeing the seven public universities in Oregon, Sparling Corporation, and the Oregon Health Policy Commission.
FGI is committed to finding the best people from a variety of professions to debate and discuss setting minimum standards with the goal of reaching consensus on what is fundamental to the development of safe, effective care environments. We collaborate with other standard-setting organizations in the health care design industry and utilize the best available research. All of this collaboration enhances the credibility of the Guidelines and our work as an organization.