James Jackson

Public Ethics Commissioner

With more than 25 years in healthcare administration, James Jackson is the Chief Operating Officer of Seton Medical Center & Seton Coastside, part of the Verity Healthcare System. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Administrative Officer of San Leandro & Alameda Hospitals, part of the Alameda Health System. Prior to that he was the Administrator of Fairmont Hospital, also part of the Alameda Health System. Before joining AHS, Mr. Jackson was a Support Services Assistant Administrator with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in the Diablo Service Area. Before joining Kaiser, Mr. Jackson was the Chief Operating Officer of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining Saint Francis, he held several positions at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California, where he ultimately served as the Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services. His career in healthcare administration began with his service in the United States Navy at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California.

Mr. Jackson has a strong belief in volunteering. He has served as a Big Brother, and was the Chair of the African American Outreach program for the local American Diabetes Association chapter, and was named Volunteer of the Year. He served as the Chair of the Blind Babies Foundation, and is a director with the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Alameda Chamber of Commerce as well.

A Bay Area native, Mr. Jackson holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California in Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.

Subcommittees: Campaign Finance, Education and Outreach, ad hoc Ticket Policy Guidance Subcommittee

Email Address: ethicscommission@oaklandca.gov

Phone Number: (510) 238-3593

Term Start Date: Jan 22, 2018

Term End Date: Jan 21, 2021