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Professional Background - James J. Borland, Ph. D

Jim has almost eighteen years full time career transition experience. He maintains an active private practice in Manhattan and Staten Island.

As Senior Vice President of Goodrich & Sherwood Associates, Inc. (G&S), Jim is responsible for client relationships and executive outplacement and consulting assignments in New York. Jim manages the Manhattan Central Five O’clock Club, counsels in the Main Club, and is an affiliated individual counselor.

Dr. Borland was Senior Vice President in the corporate office of Drake Beam Morin, Inc., the career management division of Fortune 500 member Harcourt General. He managed the Key Account Program marketing research functions, and had corporate liaison responsibility with several major client sponsors including Amerada Hess, Eastman Kodak, Chase Manhattan Bank and Seagrams, among others. He was twice awarded the Drake Beam Morin Professional Excellence Award.

He has consulted on organizational change issues with the U.S. Department of Energy and International Paper, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Management Program of Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. He will lecture on Career Management at NYU’s School of Continuing Education.

Earlier in his career, Jim was Director of Social Work at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital on Staten Island, and then National Director of Professional Services for the 37 unit Bureau of Medical Services until the closure of the system in 1981. He also served nine years at Goodhue Center of the Children’s Aid Society as a part-time clinical social worker, consulted at Doctor’s Hospital of Staten Island, and taught at Adelphi University’s master’s level program on Staten Island, and at Wagner College and New York University.

Although his corporate practice focuses on executives, Jim has experience with recent college graduates, “career changers” and military, academic and civil service transition issues. He has appeared on national television in a Phil Donahue special on the role of work and on CNBC and CNN-FN, and has been quoted in Fortune, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has authored articles in The Management Advisor and several professional journals.

In addition to an A.B. from Tufts University, Dr. Borland holds a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is a Certified Social Worker in New York State, Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work and a Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and The International Board for Career Management Certification. He has served as President of a New York Chapter Affiliate of the American Hospital Association, and was the first chairperson of the New York Statewide Professional Standards Review Council Advisory Board.