Jim Peterson is the Executive Director of the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) and formally served in the same position with the San Bernardino County Medical Society since 2010. Both organizations are County Medical Societies of the California Medical Association. Prior to joining organized medicine, he worked for the American Red Cross in chapter management, fund raising and public relations for 25 years serving in Council Bluffs, IA; Nashville, TN; Burlington, VT and Whittier, CA.
He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Marketing and served in the United States Navy and United States Naval Reserved. He is active with several local and national organizations and currently serves on the Blood Systems, Inc. Board of Trustees and the LifeStream Board of Directors.