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Orange County Grad Joseph Wilkins, Jr. Appointed to Board of Trustees for the American Hospital Association (AHA)

Joseph Wilkins, Jr., who in 2004 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and in 2005 earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Argosy University, Orange County, was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Wilkins is vice chair of St. Joseph Hoag Health (Providence St Joseph Health) in Irvine, California and brings more than 35 years of experience in health care to his role. After developing and managing biomedical services for Kennedy Health System in New Jersey, he spent 30 years at Danaher-Beckman Coulter. He is currently a member of the executive team at Quest Diagnostics.

A current AHA Board member serving one term, Wilkins is an ex officio member of the AHA's Committee on Governance and serves as chair of the Governance Forum of the California Hospital Association. He also serves on the California Department of Public Health, Health Equity Board. He is board-certified in health care management as an ACHE fellow.

Wilkins earned educational certifications in corporate governance from the University of Southern California and University of California, Irvine.