James Wiser

Claire Van Raaphorst

Director of Human Resources

James Wiser joined Covenant House MI in 2018 as the Human Resources Director. Mr. Wiser is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resource functions in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

Previously, Mr. Wiser worked as the HR market lead at the CORE Institute where he managed all HR activities for 4 orthopedic surgeon clinics and 3 physical therapy clinics in the state of Michigan. Additionally, Mr. Wiser also partnered with the HR leadership in Arizona to provide training and guidance in employment law to senior leadership.

Prior to this, he worked at Spectrum Human Services for 7 years; first as an HR Administrator and then later as an HR Business Partner. During his time at Spectrum Human Services, Mr. Wiser worked with all of Spectrums seven affiliate companies in all areas of human resources.

James Wiser graduated from Trine University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, specializing in business research. He later pursued his graduate degree at Eastern Michigan University where he received his Masters of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development.