Dana Tasson, MD
Dana Tasson (he/him) earned his BS and MD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed a psychiatry residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and is board certified in psychiatry. He has worked in college health for all of his career and currently serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Health and Wellbeing at Portland State University. Dana has been active in ACHA for the last 12 years. He served as vice president and president of the Pacific Coast College Health Association and on the ACHA board as member at large and treasurer. His professional interests include college student mental health, student insurance, health disparities, and behavioral intervention teams. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his husband Greg and their cat Myrtle. He enjoys experiencing the beauty of the pacific northwest, travel, and cooking for family and friends.
Raphael D. Florestal-Kevelier, PhD, MPH
Bio coming soon!
Vice President (2023-2025)
Andreea Baker, BSN, MSN
Bio coming soon!
Immediate Past President (2023-2024)
Jessica D. Higgs, MD, FAAFP, FACHA
Jessica Higgs is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria, and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Jessica is the Director of Health Services at Bradley University and has worked at Bradley for 12
years now. Jessica has been active in ACHA throughout that time—speaking at
the national meetings and serving in leadership positions in her regional affiliate, the Clinical Medicine Section, and on the ACHA Board of Directors. Jessica helped create and chairs the
ACHA Sports Medicine Coalition and also serves as
the ACHA liaison to the Board of the National Operating Committee on
the Standards for Athletic Equipment.
Chief Executive Officer
James Wilkinson, MA, CAE
James Wilkinson, MA, CAE, is a seasoned non-profit servant leader with nearly two decades of experience leading professional societies. From 2015-2020, he served as Executive Director of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, where he grew membership to record levels, stood up its affiliated foundation, and transitioned the organization into the 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.
James holds the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He earned his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and degrees in Education from Frostburg State University and English Literature from the University of Maryland. Currently he serves on the Boards of several local civic and charitable non-profits, including the Ethics Commission of his hometown.
He lives with his family in suburban Maryland, just outside the nation’s capital. He has hiked a section of all 11 National Scenic Trails, including over 800 miles of his favorite, the venerable Appalachian Trail.
Joel Schwartzkopf, MPAS, MBA, FACHE
Joel (he/him) is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Health and Wellbeing at WSU Pullman, with responsibility for Cougar Health Services and University Recreation. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska and completed his Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services at Creighton University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as Treasurer of the American College Health Association. Formerly, he has served as an elected member of the Administration Section and as President of the Rocky Mountain College Health Association. He loves working with students and is passionate about improving health equity and access to services for students everywhere.