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James White, currently serves as the Senior Vice President Operations, YMCA Of The North United Health Group Equity and Innovation Center of Excellence. He is also the Senior Pastor of Christ Our King Community Church and a Senior Fellow for the Sagamore Institute. James previously served as the executive vice president of organizational relations for the Triangle Area YMCA in North Carolina, and he was appointed by the governor as chairman of the North Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King Commission.



After graduating from East Carolina University, James worked with students at Howard University through Cru, a campus ministry, for eight years. In 2009, James received the Cameron Award for Writing Excellence in recognition of an article he wrote in the Association of YMCA Professionals journal, Perspective Magazine. He and his wife Cynthia we have been married for 34 years and are the proud parents of three adult children.

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