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James A. Dunlop, Jr.


Jim Dunlop joined Independent Health in 2021 as executive vice president, chief financial officer, bringing extensive health care financial experience to the organization. In 2024, after three years in that capacity, was elevated to the role of president. 

In his newly appointed role, Jim has been tasked with leading the process to prioritize work and better sustain the financial performance of the organization.

For over twenty-three years, Dunlop worked within the Catholic Health system, and was formerly its chief financial officer. Dunlop previously served as director of reimbursement for Sisters Hospital; director of finance for Sisters Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital; and vice president, finance/corporate controller, for Catholic Health’s four acute care hospitals on five campuses, five long-term care facilities, a home health care agency, a senior neighborhood corporation, six diagnostic and treatment centers, 11 primary care centers, a physician PC and five foundations.

Dunlop has a bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy from the University of Rochester and a Master of Business Administration degree in accounting in health care management from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also a certified public accountant.    

Dunlop has been recognized by Buffalo Business First as one of its 250 Influential Leaders from 2014-2019, as its Chief Financial Officer of the Year in 2009 and as a 40 Under 40 honoree in 2006. He was also the recipient of the Up and Comers Award by Modern Healthcare Magazine in 2008.