Jim O'Brien

Director, Foundation Relations

Jim O’Brien joined UGHE in 2019.  Prior to joining UGHE, Mr. O’Brien spent his career working in health care and higher education both in the US and Australia.  With a focus on foundation relations, Mr. O’Brien has raised money for diverse causes including community-based education reform in Hawaii, underserved communities in Chicago, AIDS Vaccine R&D and medical research among others.  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. O’Brien pursued graduate studies at the University of Chicago in Behavioral Sciences.