Richmond Academy of Medicine names new executive director
James G. “Jim” Beckner has been named next executive director of the Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM), effective Feb. 2.
Beckner will succeed Deborah Love who is retiring on Dec. 31 after 20 years at RAM.
Beckner, 52, has been president of IVNA, the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association, since 2007. Before IVNA, he was executive director of RX Partnership Inc., which brokered free medications for use in Virginia’s free clinics and health centers.
From 1989 to 2005, Beckner was executive director of the Fan Free Clinic Inc.
Under Love’s leadership, RAM grew from 700 members in 1995 to more than 2,500 members today.