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    THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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James Reed

Jim Reed 

James (“Jim”) Reed is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Eisenhower Health, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center.  Jim has been practicing law for almost 30 years, with a focus on healthcare law.  Before joining Eisenhower, Jim was an in-house attorney for Sutter Health (San Francisco/Bay Area), Loyola University Medical Center (Chicago), Hyatt Corporation (Chicago) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Chicago). In his current role, Jim’s “favorite” area of practice is corporate governance and supporting the boards of the three corporations that he oversees. Married to Steve Blake, who also practices corporate law, they have been together for almost 28 years and were married in California in 2008 during the “Prop 8 window.”  They live in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs and are raising their young Airedale Terrier (Sheldon). 

Outside the office, Jim has served as Chair of the City of Palm Springs Administrative Appeals Board (hearing vacation rental compliance cases) and is on the faculty of the University of California, Riverside, teaching health care law.  Jim first became interested in supporting and serving on boards of charities when he lived in Chicago and served as the Vice Chair of the Between Friends Board, an organization that provides a range of services to women and children who have suffered mental and/or physical abuse.  In this role, he led many fundraising efforts from community networking to annual events.  Jim’s current charitable giving focus is on LGBTQ and animal rights organizations.

  • The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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