Dr. Valencia Wilson - YWCA Lake County

Dr. Valencia Wilson

Dr. Valencia Wilson is the Associate Director of Medical Communications Systems and Governance at Astellas, a pharmaceutical company in Northbrook.  A pharmacist by trade, her passion is around continuous improvement and quality systems to improve healthcare for you and your family.

Previously, she worked in areas including policy and public reform related to the Affordable Care Act at Advocate Health Care, in Regulatory Affairs and Quality at CooperVision in San Francisco supporting operations in NY, the UK, and Hong Kong and also at AbbVie with assignments in Ireland and England.  While at AbbVie, one of her highlights included working on the HIV marketing campaign with Magic Johnson.

Valencia graduated magna cum laude from the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and completed her clinical experience at the University of Miami.  She also has her MBA from the University of Illinois, with a double concentration in International Business and Marketing.

She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Waukegan Alumnae Chapter having served at the state, regional and nation level. She is a past Trustee and Praise Dancer at Mt Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Valencia is the current Board Secretary for the Lake County YWCA and was previously on the Board from 2010-2013.

In her spare time, Valencia enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, shopping, and all water sports.  She has completed the Chicago Marathon and has a Black Belt in karate.  But her favorite time is spent with her nieces and nephew.