Episode 42: May 15, 2019 - Helping Patients and Families Affected by Chronic Illness

Nurses made a difference: a discussion with Jonathan James, CEO, Hope Charities

Jonathan James

CEO, Hope Charities

Jonathan James is the CEO of Hope Charities, a national organization that serves people living with a chronic illness find resources and financial assistance. Jonathan was born with severe Hemophilia A as a spontaneous mutation during a scary time for the hemophilia community. He has had 10 major joint surgeries and innumerable hospital stays. Jonathan is now 38 years old; is married to the love of his life of 15 years, and has 4 beautiful children. With over 10 years of experience as a financial advisor, he now works full-time helping families through difficult seasons find hope in their time of crisis.

Learn about Hope Charities and Jonathan's story at www.hope-charities.org.

Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Infusion Nurse Educator

Guest: Jonathan James, Chief Executive Officer — Hope Charities

Hope Charities is a non-profit organization established to be a conduit of hope, strength, and resources for individuals and families facing crisis caused by a chronic illness. Hope Charities helps support families by connecting them to resources and counseling, and also helps them navigate financial assistance programs.

“Facing a chronic illness can be a long uphill battle that can feel cold and lonely over time. Hope Charities was established to be a friend in the midst of that difficult place that can come along side someone and support them like family. We understand some of the challenges people face and want them to know that they are not alone.” — Jonathan James, CEO, Hope Charities.