Peters Willson

Board Member

Senior Specialist, Policy and Constituency Issues, Association of American Medical Colleges

Peters D. Willson brings more than 40 years of professional experience in federal government relations and advocacy, including more than 20 years leading federal relations for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) and more than 14 years as a member of the Family Voices Board.  As vice president for public policy for N.A.C.H., Mr. Willson directed federal lobbying, policy analysis, and grassroots and grass tops advocacy for the nation’s children’s hospitals.  He was twice honored by Family Voices for his advocacy on behalf of children with special health care needs.  Currently, Mr. Willson is a senior advisor and speech writer to the chief public policy officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

In addition to his service on the Family Voices Board, Mr. Willson is a current member of the Public Policy Council of the National March of Dimes Washington, DC, office, and a former member of the Board of The Alan Guttmacher Institute. He also served as a member of the Institutional Review Board of the Inspira Health Network in Vineland, NJ.  Mr. Willson was a full-time caregiver for two elderly members of his family from 2008 to 2012.

Mr. Willson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in government.  He received his master’s degree in public and private management from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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