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Wilson J. Washington, Jr., PhD in Public Health (Candidate), M.S., is a native of Vaughan, Mississippi who has always had a passion for people, new technology, public health, community services, and support to veterans and military families. He retired as a Healthcare Executive and Medical Services Corps Officer with Navy Medicine, United States Navy in November 2001. With over 30 years of in-depth training and experience in health delivery and services administration, strategic planning, healthcare finance, community health, correctional health, behavioral health, and health information technology development, he is committed to leveraging his leadership, finance, programmatic, and management skills to bringing 21st century leadership, equality, and equal opportunity for people of color. Mr. Washington has published several articles on “Parity in Mental Health” and serves as the President and Founder of Reach 22, LLC, Midlothian, Virginia; served as the past Chief Executive Officer, Premier Health Information Technology, LLC, Glen Allen, Virginia; President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Network of Veteran Services, Inc., Glen Allen, Virginia as well as Chief Executive Officer of Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), Richmond, Virginia and Vice President, Behavioral Healthcare Center, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI), Miami, Florida. Mr. Washington is a PhD in Public Health Candidate, Community Health and Education, with Walden University. Mr. Washington is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and recipient of a 2010 Distinguished Service Award, “Fifty Powerful Men in Business” from the Minority Enterprise Executive Council (MEEC). Mr. Washington can be reached at (804) 593-6411 or via email at w.washington221@