James Kelly co-founded Therap Services in 2003. He has spent his entire professional career of more than 30 years in the human services community. Jim is intricately involved in the day to day oversight of Therap Services including heading the Billing Specialists Team, delivering implementation guidance and oversight to state, county and provider agency systems. Jim has worked with organizations and billing clearinghouses in multiple states to ensure a seamless electronic billing solution to Medicaid, Medicare and private payers. Jim led the billing team to compliance with eMedNY and continues to provide support and guidance to New York provider agencies about the use of Therap’s electronic billing systems.
Jim earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Corrections Counseling from Chicago State University. Jim was the Director of Residential Services for The Resource Center/Chautauqua County Chapter of NYSARC in Jamestown, NY from 1986 to 1988. Jim acted as the Vice President Program Services for National Community Development Corp., a private provider agency for developmental disabilities services in New Haven, CT from 1988 to 1990.
In 1990, Jim founded Community Options, Inc. in Connecticut with Richard Robbins. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Community Options. The agency provides property management, personnel services, program development for new agencies, financial services for non-profits, and direct operation of 19 group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities ,five separate day programs and employment supports for adults with a broad range of disabilities.