Jim Seymour of South Yarmouth has been named Executive Director of the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center in Hyannis.
Seymour began his tenure with the organization in December 2021. He replaces Joe Taylor, who retired from the organization’s leadership position and assumed a role with the larger board of directors for the group.
Seymour served in the priesthood, beginning as the associate pastor at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. During those years, he was also the chaplain for various police, fire and emergency services departments throughout the state. He also served eight years as a Navy chaplain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, filling a wide range of assignments to various Naval and Marine Corps commands. During his service, he also attained the rank of Naval Lieutenant.
After leaving both the Navy and the priesthood, Seymour invested 13 years working as a key member of the Human Resources leadership team at Cape Cod Healthcare. During his tenure at CCHC, Mr. Seymour was recognized as a leader among executives in healthcare management by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Prior to taking on the leadership role at the Cape and Islands Veterans Resource Center, Seymour was an adjunct Professor with New England College of Business specializing in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Quality Systems Management. He also served on the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center Board of Directors for three and a half years prior to assume his role.
Seymour holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance from Suffolk University, a master ‘s degree in Divinity from Saint John’s Seminary and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Cambridge College.