James W. Kinneer '87, MA '94, MA '98, PHD '13

  • James KinneerVice President, People and Organizational Development

    Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC)

    Dr. James W. Kinneer is the vice president, People and Organizational Development, at Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) in Indiana, Pennsylvania. In this role, he has responsibility for all human resource functions.

    IRMC is a 164-bed community hospital with approximately 1,300 employees and it is the second largest employer in Indiana County. Dr. Kinneer has been employed at IRMC since 1989 and has served in various human resource roles prior to being appointed to his current position in 2008.   

    Dr. Kinneer is a board member of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the executive committee as treasurer. He also serves on the board of directors for American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge and was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. He is the past chairman of the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence and has served on the board of examiners for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.      

    Dr. Kinneer is an alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, and his doctorate in Communications Media and Instructional Technology. He also holds numerous certifications in the human resources field, including SHRM-senior certified professional, senior professional in human resources, certified compensation professional, certified benefits professional, and strategic workforce planner.   

    Kinneer and his wife, Theresa, reside in Indiana, Pa. with their two children.