Alicia Wilson has a long history of working for social justice and equal access. Following her graduation from Swarthmore College with a BA in Religion and Sociology/Anthropology, she immersed herself in the field of social services that was to become her passion. She served as a case manager for several organizations centered on empowering the homeless and working poor in and around Washington D.C.
As she gained experience and her interests evolved, Wilson joined La Clínica’s team as a case manager for members of the HIV-positive Latino population. Her focus shifted as she later joined the development team of La Clínica, serving as a Development Associate. Shortly afterwards, she rose to the position of the Director of Grants and Contracts Administration. In this role Wilson oversaw grant writing and fundraising efforts, resulting in the agency’s current annual budget of over $7.5 million, 70% of which consists of grants and contracts. In addition, this role included responsibilities for public relations and other long-term development projects for the clinic.
As her role at La Clínica evolved and expanded to include more leadership responsibilities, Wilson was selected to fill the position of Executive Director at La Clínica in January 2009.
Wilson’s commitment to social justice extends beyond the doors of La Clínica as she currently sits both on the Board of Directors for the D.C. Primary Care Association and on Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Latino Community Congressional Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the National Steering Committee on Promotores de Salud, convened by the Federal Office of Minority Health. In addition, she has merged her experience in healthcare administration with healthcare advocacy, offering frequent testimony for the DC City Council and acting as a partner in a number of coalitions across the region.