James was born in Montgomery in 1940. He received his education from Huntingdon College, University of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Mr. Poncey has previously worked with Wilson, Barfield and Co. as a CPA, Livingston University as the Comptroller and with the Alabama Department of Mental Health as the Finance Director, the Associate Commissioner for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse and as the Associate Commissioner for Administration.
James Pouncey served as the VP for Finance for Southeastern Psychiatric Management from 1997- 2002. Today he remains a board member.