Jim Brown is the Chief Operating Officer and Travel & Service Programs Director at the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. After graduating from St. Lawrence University, Jim began his YMCA career managing Angolan refugee programs for the YMCA in Zambia. From there, Jim moved to the Tokyo YMCA to be the Program Director, eventually leaving to direct the YMCA Camp Erdman in Hawaii. In 2000, Jim returned to the mainland, applying his international and YMCA professional experience at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. Outside the YMCA, Jim lived in Alaska for three years, training sled dogs at Denali National Park. Jim and his wife, Fumiko, a Japanese Instructor at Amherst College, have two children, Kai and Hana.
Chief Operating Officer and Travel & Service Programs Director
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