James B. Canby IV is the President of Intrepid Management Strategies, LLC, and a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander. He started his career

in a clinical health care setting having worked as the sole health care provider for 300 natives and 15 Coast Guardsmen in the Palau archipelago of the Western Caroline Islands. He also worked for RCA / OMS, in the same capacity, 200 miles above the arctic circle at Cape Lisburne, Alaska. 

​After getting his degree in Health Services Management from Golden Gate University (1984), he entered the U. S. Navy as a Health Care Administrator. He served in a variety of capacities, to include: Radiation Health Officer for the eight nuclear reactor divisions of the USS Enterprise, Medical Clinic Administrator managing fleet support to two Battleships and various surface vessels, Operations Management Officer of a 200 licensed bed hospital and Financial Systems Analyst at Headquarters, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington DC.

Lieutenant Canby was awarded a Masters of Science in Management with a focus in Financial Management from the U.S. Naval PostGraduate School, Monterey, California in 1994. He was first published in the industry periodical Health Care Financial Management in 1995. LCDR Canby retired from the Navy in 1999 having completed his last four years as the Financial Officer for the Naval Hospital at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. He has experience as an Adjunct Professor, for Chapman University College, Northwest Campus in their Organizational Leadership program.

​He is active in his South Whidbey Island community, and currently serves as Treasurer for the South Whidbey Mobile Turkey Unit – a nonprofit charity that delivers Thanksgiving meals to those who would otherwise go without. Mr. Canby lives with his talented wife Laura, dog & two alpacas (Cuzco & Zorro), on their forested property in Puget Sound.


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