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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
Community Organizer, Access Living (Retired)

Tom was the Community Development Organizer for Health Care at Access Living, retiring in 2019 after nearly 29 years. He has a long history of community organizing on healthcare for people with disabilities and is active with a variety of community groups, including the Alliance for Community Services, ADAPT, and Community for All Coalition. Mr. Wilson has served on the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Better Health Care and the Crossroads Fund. He is on the Board of Directors of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. Mr. Wilson is deeply committed to issues of social justice and health care equity for under-served populations, especially persons with disabilities. Mr. Wilson used his community organizing skills to promote community out-reach and recruitment of participants for the Disability Community Health Leaders PCORI funded research project. He was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee to assess the Managed Care pilot for Medicaid recipients with disabilities in Illinois.
At Access Living he advocated for, helped design, and supervised Access Living’s component of the IL transition program that has moved many thousands of nursing home residents into community living.