James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer
American College Health Association (ACHA)

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA


MemberWNG Nonprofit Leadership Forum (NLF) Leadership Committee
ModeratorConvening Virtual Conferences: A Discussion of Best Practices
PanelistNonprofit Careers: What Works in Today’s Job Search

James Wilkinson MA CAE is a seasoned nonprofit servant leader. Currently, he serves on the Leadership Committee of the WNG Nonprofit Leadership Forum, as well as the Board of Directors of an environmental NGO, Climate First. James is Chief Executive Officer at the American College Health Association (ACHA). ACHA is the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. Previously, James was Executive Director of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, where he grew membership by 30%, set up a Foundation, and transitioned the organization into research activities. Prior to that, he served as Vice President for Strategy and Growth at the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), and as Executive Director at Washington International Trade Association (WITA), where membership and sponsorships doubled during his decade-long tenure. He is a holder of the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership, and Bachelor’s degrees in Education and English Literature. He lives with his family outside Washington, D.C. in suburban Maryland.