Joni James

Chief Impact Officer


In her role as Chief Impact Officer, Joni James is responsible for ensuring that all Foundation activities, resources and initiatives are deployed for maximum impact and that all work is aligned with our mission of improved population health and health equity.

Joni has been a thought leader in the St. Petersburg community since moving here, first in senior editor roles for the Tampa Bay Times and, for the last three years, as CEO of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, a private business-membership group that serves as project manager for a diversity of public-interest projects. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Florida.