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Col. James Williams (RET) - Board Member

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July 01, 20212 min read

Col. James Williams, a prostate cancer survivor since 1991, Jim is the principal of Jim Williams, and Associates, Camp Hill, PA - a consulting firm specializing in human resources management, prostate cancer awareness, education, and advocacy.


Before launching Jim Williams and Associates, Jim was the Operations Manager, Human Resources, Penn State Geisinger Health System – The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Other professional experiences include Director, Human Resources, American Bar Association at their headquarters in Chicago, IL, and as a Corporate Personnel Manager, Montgomery Ward and Company, Inc. at their headquarters in Chicago. He retired from the United States Regular Army as a full colonel before joining Montgomery Ward.

Affiliations 📰

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition (PPCC), Harrisburg, PA

  • Life member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Baltimore, MD

  • Life member, NAACP, Baltimore, MD

  • Life member, The Retired Officers Association, Washington, DC

  • Life member, West Chester University Alumni Association, West Chester, PA

  • Member Advisory Board, Prostate Cancer Choice Research Project, Mayo Clinic

  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Zeta Theta Lambda), Harrisburg, PA

  • Member, Community Advisory Board, Urology of Central PA (UCPA), Camp Hill PA

  • Member, Editorial Board, Cancer Today magazine, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Phila PA

  • Member, Tm #1 Admission Committee, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey PA

  • Past Chair, Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC), Houston, TX

  • Vice President, Beta Pi Boule, Inc., Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Harrisburg, PA

  • Vice President, Intercultural Cancer Council Caucus (ICCC), Larkspur, CA

The recipient of dozens of awards for his many works, Col. Williams has authored multiple publications as has received accreditation as an SPHR - Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is an instrument-rated private pilot

Col. Williams received his Master of Science in Education from Siena College, Loudonville, New York, and his Bachelor of Science in Education from West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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The National Minority Health Association (NMHA), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1988. Having achieved its initial mission of ensuring the establishment of Offices of Minority Health in all 50 states, its new mission is to close the disparity gap in minority health care.

Corporations and Organizations who join NMHA are supporting our mission to close the healthcare gaps that impact minority and underserved communities, and they gain invaluable access and visibility as a supporter of equity in healthcare worldwide.

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