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Health care executive

James Frederick Kahler, American Health care executive.


Kahler, James Frederick was born on March 13, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Curtis Ibsen and Lottie (Black) Kahler.


Bachelor, Northern Michigan University, 1965. Certified physical therapy, Mayo Clinic, 1968. Master of Business Administration, Chaminade University, 1989.


Director physical therapy, Marquette (Michigan) General Hospital, 1968-1976; physical therapist, consultant, Hilo (Hawaii) Hospital, 1976-1978; vice president patient care services, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Honolulu, 1978-1990; vice president outpatient services, Home Health Superior vena cava syndrome Hale Makua, Kahului, Hawaii. President Hawaii Association For Home Care. Board directors Kuakini-At Home Advisory Board, Honolulu.

Advisory board Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, since 1987. Advisory board directors Hawaii Assisted Technology Svc.


Board of directors Medicredit Federal Credit Union, Honolulu, 1989, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Honolulu, 1989, American Arthritis Foundation, Honolulu, 1986. Treasurer Diocese of Northern Michigan, Marquette, 1976. Member American Management Association, American Physical Therapy Association (president Northern Michigan chapter 1969-1975, Hawaii chapter), Association for Advancement of Technology, American College Health Care Executives, National Association for Home Care.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, reading, hiking.


Married Patricia Irene Gilmore, August 24, 1963 (divorced February 1974). 1 child, Kimberly Rene.

Curtis Ibsen Kahler

Lottie (Black) Kahler

Patricia Irene Gilmore

Kimberly Rene Kahler